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Nebraska Extension Offering Land Application Training in January and February

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 11:08
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Which field benefits the most from manure? Participants combine personal experiences and management principles to identify preferred fields for receiving manure.

Livestock producers with livestock waste control facility permits received or renewed since April 1998 must be certified, and farms must complete an approved training every five years.

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UNL Beef Roundup Webinars January 21 and 28

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 10:39
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Nutrition, profitability, and health are the themes of the 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Beef Roundup hosted by Nebraska Extension on Tuesday, January 21, and Tuesday, January 28, at 6pm MST (7pm CST). This series features topic experts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Kansas State University. Each evening features two presentations that can be viewed from any location with internet access or at several locations across Nebraska. Sites and registration information is listed below.

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New Cow-Calf Budgets Available for Nebraska

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 09:05
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

As a part of the UNL multidisciplinary Beef Systems Initiative and a complementary project funded by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), five geographically identified Nebraska producer panels were formed to provide input and feedback on University research and extension projects involving integrated beef systems. These panels have met a combined eight times over the last two years. One of the tasks being worked on is the development of representative cow-calf enterprise budgets for typical cow-calf herds in different geographic regions across the state.

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Burning Your Bottom Line: How Hot Hay Changes Forage Quality

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 08:54
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Hay put up too wet can lead to a number of issues, most notably mold and heat.  Moisture keeps otherwise dormant microbes and fungi active, decreasing forage quality and creating heat.  Too much heat can actually create a risk of combustion. 

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TAPS Culminates 2019 Competitions

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Sun, 12/22/2019 - 16:20
In a recent UNL TAPS awards ceremony, winners for 2019 were announced in three categories: irrigated sorghum, subsurface drip irrigation, and sprinkler.

Manure: Waste or Valuable Agricultural Resource?

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:19
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Stories about manure often illustrate two opposing sentiments. Is manure a “Waste” that pollutes our water resources and creates undesirable nuisances for communities?  Or, is manure a “Resource” that reduces the demand for importing greenhouse gas intensive inorganic fertilizers and improves the health of our soils? 

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2019 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Trial Results

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 10:36
Carlos Urrea, dry bean breeding specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff (center, in red shirt), stands in a hail-damaged dry bean variety plot at the Panhandle Center, during the annual Panhandle Ag Research and Technology Tour (PARTT) in August 2019. Results of the 2019 variety trials for dry edible beans conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center have been posted on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch website.

Crediting Essential Nutrients Applied in Irrigation Water

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 09:43
Crediting some of the nitrate-N applied in irrigation water for determination of fertilizer-N rates has long been advised in Nebraska.

West Central Cattlemen’s Day Series Offered at Seven Locations

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 13:51
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a series of winter meetings for cattle producers in seven locations across western Nebraska. The program is designed to help producers evaluate management practices that could improve their bottom line. Extension Specialists and Educators will discuss a variety of topics including heifer development, nutritional considerations during cold weather, benchmarking and measuring costs, considerations for retained ownership, parasite control, and more.

Dates and locations include: 

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2020 FAQ for RUP Dicamba Herbicides (FeXapan™, Engenia®, XtendiMax® and Tavium®)

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:25
This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) addresses grower questions on dicamba training, record keeping, and application for the 2020 crop season. Additional training is required for all applicators of restricted use dicamba products.

Differences Between High-, Medium-, and Low-Profit Cow-Calf Producers: An Analysis of 2014-2018 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow-Calf Enterprise – A Review

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 10:49
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

This study by Whitney Bowman, Dustin L. Pendell Ph.D. and Kevin L. Herbel can be found at the Kansas State University AgManager.info website. Review and summary by Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Educator.

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Update on Irrigation Tunnel Repairs Affecting Growers in Nebraska and Wyoming

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 10:41
Following a visit from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s top official, twp irrigation districts in the North Platte Valley have selected repair and upgrade options for three tunnels along the main supply canal.

Use the Numbers (correctly) this Bull Sale Season

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 09:45
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

This bull sale season, profit-minded cattle producers will utilize expected progeny differences (EPD) and economic selection indices when selecting their next group of bulls. These tools are far more accurate at predicting the average difference in offspring than visual appraisal or actual weights. This is beyond contestation.

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Market Journal Reports from the Nebraska Farming Power Show

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 09:31
Market Journal was among the more than 2,000 exhibitors at this week's Nebraska Power Farming Show in Lincoln. Set on nine acres, it's billed as the second largest indoor ag show in the nation. This week Market Journal broadcast from the Nebraska Power Farming Show in Lincoln where there were more than 2,000 exhibitors showing products and services aimed at helping farmers become more productive and more profitable.