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Extension Crop Production Clinics Online This January

Three Will Focus on Panhandle


December 30, 2020

LINCOLN - The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests.

Session topics will include crop production, soil management, water management, agribuisiness management, pesticide and environmental safety, pest management, pesticide application technology, cover crops, forages, and agricultural technology.

Due to the uncertainty related to COVID-19 around the state, the Clinics will be offered virtually in 2021. There will NOT be an in-person presentation at Gering, as there usually is.

There will be limited opportunity for in-person viewing of Clinic presentations at various county locations. You can find out more about these locations on the CPC website : The Panhandle Research and Extension Center will not be hosting an in-person viewing site.

Availability of in-person view will depend on COVID-19 directed health measures in place at the time – visit the Clinic website for most up-to-date information.

Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will be will feature “live” presentations via Zoom held on nine days throughout January and include pesticide applicator recertification training. Dates include:

Western Nebraska Focused Clinics: Jan. 5, 12, 19 (all Tuesdays).

Central Nebraska Focused Clinics: Jan. 6, 13, 20 (all Wednesdays).

Eastern Nebraska Focused Clinics: Jan. 7, 14, 21 (all Thursdays).

Individual clinics will be customized to address topics specific to that area of the state, allowing growers to get research-based information on the issues they face locally.

Complete agendas and online registration for each site are at Pre-registration is required and costs $80.

Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available these areas: crop production, nutrient management, integrated pest management, water management and professional development.

Pesticide Applicator Recertification

The clinics will be the primary venue for commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the following categories: general standards (00), ag plant (01) and demonstration/research (D/R).  Private pesticide applicators can also renew their licenses by attending the crop production clinic. 

Due to the uncertainty of in-person pesticide applicator trainings in 2021 due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, individuals seeking to renew their private, commercial / non-commercial pesticide applicator licenses should attend one of the Crop Production Clinics virtually.  Pesticide applicator recertification training will be available in these categories: commercial/non-commercial in general standards (00), ag plant (01), and demonstration/research (D/R); and private applicator.


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