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Conference for Women Managing Agricultural Land Dec. 11

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 08:26
Female agriculture landowners, farmers, and ranchers looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to register for the 2019 Women Managing Agricultural Land conference.

Update: Yield and Water Use of Field Peas and Chickpeas Under Irrigation

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:49
Figure 1. Study of irrigated chickpeas at Grant (left) and harvesting irrigated chickpea plot in 2019. (Photos by Strahinja Stepanovic) Research in southwest Nebraska looks at potential water savings of adding field peas and chickpeas into corn and soybean rotations where irrigation water is limited. Both crops efficiently used early season precipitation to produce good dryland yields.

Early Chill May Impact Sugarbeet Quality

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:22
Low temperatures in western Nebraska may have caused some sugarbeets to start decaying, making them unacceptable for sugar production for human consumption but an economical source of feed for cattle.

Manure Transfer from Permitted Livestock Operations

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:09
Thursday, November 7, 2019 In this webinar, Dr. Amy Millmier Schmidt discusses manure transfers from permitted concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).Spanish: 

Timing Manure Application to Avoid Neighbor Nuisances

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:03
Thursday, November 7, 2019 In this webinar, Dr. Rick Koelsch discusses ways to minimize odor nuisances associated with manure application. Spanish: 

Now Accepting Volunteer Award Nominations

Latest Updates from Statewide 4-H - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:59

Nebraska 4-H is now accepting nominations for the Salute to Excellence Volunteer Awards. Nebraska 4-H will recognize one volunteer from each of the two categories:

  • The Volunteer of the Year Award (VOY) is for currently serving 4-H volunteers who have served as 4-H volunteers less than 10 years at the local, county, district, or state level. 
  • The Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award (OLV) is for current or former 4-H volunteers who have served 10 or more years at the local, county, district, or state level. 

Nomination packets must be submitted by a nominator by December 18, 2019. Packets should be submitted to Cathy Johnston at cjohnston1@unl.edu. A complete nomination packet must include a resume of the nominee's 4-H and relevant community volunteer experience, three (3) letters of recommendation, and a high-quality headshot of the nominee. Nominators should use the application template when developing the nomination packet. 

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USDA-ARS Research Probes Ways to Increase Yields of Sorghum—and Other Crops

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:35
Figure 1. ARS scientists have discovered genes in sorghum that can double the amount of grain that the plant produces. (Photo by Robert Klein, USDA ARS) ARS scientists have discovered genes in sorghum that can double the amount of grain the plant produces.

FSA Announces Disaster Relief Payments for Loss of On-Farm Stored Commodities in Nebraska

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:55
This week the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that payments now are available to eligible producers in Nebraska who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster in 2018 or 2019.

Free Ag Law and Farm Finance Clinics this November

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:04
These clinics are private, one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor.

Compact Aims to Boost Ag, Natural Resource Industries in Northeast Nebraska

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:51
Meeting the education needs of youth and lifelong learners in agriculture and natural resource is the goal of a new education compact among the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and six Nebraska institutions.

NDA Funding Available to Install, Renew Buffer Strips

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:25
Figure 1. This fall is an optimum time to assess the need for buffer strips to protect waterways from potential runoff of pesticides, fertilizers, and sediment. Funding assistance for buffers is available from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. (Photo courtesy of NRCS)

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