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Interseeding Cover Crop into Soybean

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:55
Results of a 2022-23 study on the impacts of interseeding cover crops into soybean on soybean seed yield and nutrient dynamics for the following corn crop.

Kobza finds own path in industry, now recognized as Trailblazer by NCBA

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 11:37
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Lincoln, Neb. —It was the kindness of a family friend that helped Anna Kobza find her way into the agriculture industry by loaning two heifers for a 4-H project one summer. Ever since, Kobza has paved her own way in the industry to learn everything she could about beef production. Today, Kobza is pursuing an animal science doctoral degree while advocating for the beef industry via Instagram, where she has more than 90,000 followers.


April 2024 Rangeland and Pasture Update

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 14:21
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

As we come into early April it is important to take time to think about rangeland and pasture conditions and make sure grazing plans are ready for the growing season in 2024. Much of the state has seen close to normal precipitation since October first (current water year), however, parts of the state, especially counties in the south and east of the state, that experienced drought last summer are still experiencing drier than normal conditions.


Cattle and Coffee: Morning Webinar Series on Annual Forages

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Mon, 04/01/2024 - 16:51
Monday, April 1, 2024

Are you seeking alternative solutions to perennial pasture in your area or do you need more stored forage? Join Nebraska Extension for an enlightening journey into the realm of annual forage systems through our upcoming webinar series.


Western Livestock Journal: The Viewpoint with Rick Funston

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Mon, 04/01/2024 - 15:06
Monday, April 1, 2024 Dr. Rick Funston has been an integral figure over the years in the study and advancement of cattle reproductive physiology. Rick grew up on a farming and ranching operationin central North Dakota before obtaining his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from North Dakota State University and Montana State University, and a doctorate in reproductive biology from the University of Wyoming. Spanish: 

This Week on N Field: Optimize Variety Placement to Boost Soybean Yields

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 03/29/2024 - 10:47
Nebraska Extension Specialist Dylan Mangel explains the importance of soybean variety placement to disease control and fungicide efficacy, which can reduce your bottomline.

Soil Health Gap Project Setting Up Baselines and Schools for Ag Producers

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 03/29/2024 - 10:29
Bijesh Maharjan, (right), Nebraska Extension soil nutrient and management specialist, speaks to an attendee at the second Soil Health School at the West Central Research Extension and Education Center in North Platte. (Photo by Nicole Heldt) USDA NRCS is partnering with Nebraska Extension on research and grower outreach to encourage adoption of soil health strategies in Nebraska.

Nebraska Extension Hosts Yonts Water Conference in April

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 03/29/2024 - 10:11
The Pathfinder Dam overflows in 2016. Reclamation will release water over the dam in years with abundant rainfall. (Photo by Gary Stone) This year's Yonts Water Conference will include insights on new irrigation technologies, 2024 weather and basin runoff outlooks, plus an update on the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie canal tunnel replacements.

Nebraska March 1, 2024 Grain Stocks

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 03/29/2024 - 09:55
Historical grain stocks data for Nebraska is available at USDA. Wheat stocks are up 63% from a year ago, according to USDA NASS.

Conference Focuses on Entrepreneurial Development in Nebraska Communities

Sidney is welcoming community development professionals from across the country for the 6th annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference May 1-2. Hosted by Rural Prosperity Nebraska, the conference features workshops, seminars and keynote lectures by experts in all things community development, from building tourism assets to strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Management Technique Shows Promise Against Emerging Soybean Pest

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 03/29/2024 - 09:38
A combine harvests soybean near Friend, Nebraska. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing) Entomologists at the University of Nebraska are experimenting with the production technique of hilling to control soybean gall midge populations in Nebraska.

University Leaders Thank Federal Delegation for USDA Ag Research Facility Investment

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 03/29/2024 - 09:21
Aerial rendering of the $160 million USDA laboratory building and greenhouse facility that will be built at Nebraska Innovation Campus. (IANR News image) A $25 million investment from USDA ARS will fund construction of a new research facility at UNL's Innovation Campus, dedicated to the development of ag tech and precision agriculture tools.

Mamo Reappointed as Head of UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 03/28/2024 - 21:17
During Dr. Mamo's five years in the role, the agronomy and horticulture department has made strides in all three of its mission areas: teaching and learning, research and extension.

Nebraska 2024 Prospective Plantings

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 03/28/2024 - 18:48
Historical prospective plantings data for Nebraska is available at USDA. Dry edible pea acreage is anticipated to skyrocket in 2024, at a 129% increase over 2023. More sorghum and dry edible bean acreage is also expected in Nebraska this growing season.

Husker Faculty, NASA Pursue Partnerships on Midwest Climate Resilience

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 03/28/2024 - 17:16
Robert Swap, an official with NASA's Earth Science Division, addresses the Harnessing the Heartland conference. The new regional initiative will develop collaborative strategies drawing on input from Midwest residents, communities and institutions. (Photo by Russell Shaffer, Rural Prosperity Nebraska) In a new initiative, scientists from multiple institutions across the nation will collaborate on climate resilience research to help the Midwest address drought, extreme wind events and floods.

Weekly Weather Outlook and Update: March 28, 2024

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 03/28/2024 - 16:51
More precipitation and a possible snow event are headed for Nebraska this weekend, with chances of another storm system bringing rain the first weekend of April.

February 2024 Climate Summary

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 03/28/2024 - 15:47
February 2024 was the second-warmest on record for the state of Nebraska, and the new warmest on record for eastern crop reporting districts.

How Does Soil Life Contribute to Soil Health?

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 03/28/2024 - 14:32
How is healthy soil created? In this article, soil health experts explain how plants and soil organisms interact to compose and decompose organic matter, cycling nutrients, and building the structure of soils.

Rural Prosperity Nebraska helps bring broadband to rural Thayer County

A farmer can only send emails from his cellphone while sitting atop his grain silo. A rancher cannot process his cattle because his smart ear tags fail to connect to Wi-Fi. A student takes hours to upload her homework because her internet connection is so slow.

These are not fictional scenarios. They are examples of rural residents who struggle with reliable internet. While many Nebraskans are familiar with these situations, a team in Thayer County has figured out a way to bring state-of-the-art broadband to even its most remote residents.