Wright gives South Central Ag Lab presentation for Virtual Field Day

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Entomology's Dr. Bob Wright is one of nine presenters at the 2021 Virtual Field Day coordinated by the South Central Agricultural Laboratory (SCAL) office.  Wright's presentation is on Corn Rootworm Research and Management (mp4).  Wright is a professor of entomology and extension specialist. 

At this online event, speakers share information about their research for improved crop production and profitability. Approximately 100+ applied field research trials are conducted at SCAL annually by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) faculty and United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS) scientists. Trials are focused on irrigation and water management, soil fertility, entomology, weed science, cropping systems, disease management, and crop variety testing.

Additional presenters and their topics are:

  1. Steve Melvin speaks about the Essentials of Irrigation Management. Melvin is a water and cropping systems extension educator;
  2. Michael Sindelar, extension educator, presents a video on the Impacts of Residue Removal on Soil Properties;
  3. Elisabeth Sys, UNL graduate student with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, presents a talk on Cover Cropping Impacts on Weed Dynamic;
  4. Ron Seymour, extension educator, talks about the European Corn Borer;
  5. Katja Koehler-Cole, research assistant professor, gave her presentation on Reducing Nutrient Loss, Increasing Carbon Storage, and Improving Weed Control with Cover Cropping;
  6. Christopher Anuo, UNL graduate student with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, is on video talking about Five Years of Cover Cropping and Its Effects;
  7. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, presents updates on Corn and Soybean Diseases;
  8. Asha Mane, UNL graduate student with the Plant Pathology Department, presents on Frogeye Leaf Spot.

For more details about the South Central Ag Lab, visit https://scal.unl.edu.