January 4, 2007
Wheat Technology Conferences Jan. 29-31 in Western Nebraska
Sharpening wheat production skills for higher commodity prices is the theme of the 2008 Wheat Technology Conference.
Conferences, which are presented by the Nebraska Wheat Board and UNL Extension, will be held January 29 at the Alliance Country Club; January 30 at the Kimball Event Center; and January 31 at the Keith County Fairgrounds in Ogallala.
The conference provides Nebraska wheat growers with the latest in-depth research information to allow them to maximize profits during an unusual economic climate. After years of low commodity prices, growers are excited about historically high wheat prices; however, the costs of many farm inputs have risen as well. In order to take advantage of high wheat prices, growers need to sharpen their pencils and their production skills.
The conference will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30.
Morning presentations will focus on capturing high prices ahead of the combine; improving nitrogen management; new herbicides; new red and white wheat cultivars and what they mean for wheat improvement; and growth regulators for winter wheat.
Afternoon topics will include an update on white wheat; using the new Extension Circular to improve variety selection; managing insect pests under changing production conditions; managing diseases for higher yields; water requirements and irrigation management; and estimating winter wheat grain yields in the spring.
The early bird registration fee is $25 per person until January 22. After that and at the door, the registration fee will be $35. Registration pays for the day's events, meal, and also a printed copy of the proceedings.
Call 1-866-865-1703 or (308) 254-4455 for more information or download a registration form at www.ckb.unl.edu.