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How have the cold February temperatures affected insect overwintering in Nebraska?

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 08:54
The recent temperature extremes will not provide adequate control of pests such as this overwintering sawfly larva.

Grain Marketing Lingo: Common Phrases

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 17:04
Michael Trimble, Unsplash Nebraska Extension educators break down the meaning of common phrases in commodity marketing for a simpler approach to selling your crops.

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for March

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 16:20
Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers across the state in March 2021, providing one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor.

Eastern Nebraska Producers Invited to Participate in Weather Ready Farms

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 14:31
The Weather Ready Farms Designation Program is currently searching for participants in Eastern Nebraska to engage in the expanded pilot.

Nebraska Land Link Now Accepting Applications

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:24
A new application period is now open for Nebraska Land Link — a program that aims to connect new and beginning farmers and ranchers with retiring landowners.

2021 Crop Insurance Coverage for Those Affected by the Irrigation Canal Tunnel Collapse

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 16:21
Water flows through Goshen Irrigation District Tunnel No. 2 on June 15, 2020. (Gary Stone Photo) O

Private Pesticide Training Offered by Zoom

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 16:09
Northeastern and Northcentral Nebraska residents have several options for private pesticide applicator training sessions throughout March and April.

BGMA Webinars Highlight Soil Management Strategies, Groundwater Hydrology Research

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 14:40
The Bazile Groundwater Management Area webinars will focus on soil quality management, as well as highlight research efforts on nitrate in the Bazile creek.

#NField Observations for February 2021

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 12:53
This week, Extension educators preview the upcoming 2021 Cover Crops and Soil Health Conference and  offer tips on how to get prepared for chemigation training sessions beginning this month in Nebraska. 

Grain Marketing Lingo — Trading Codes

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 14:33

2021 FAQ for Restricted Use Pesticide Dicamba Products (Engenia, XtendiMax and Tavium)

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 10:28
While there are no Nebraska-specific restrictions on RUP dicamba product use, there are new recordkeeping requirements for 2021.

2021 Dry Edible Bean Day Virtual Event Set for Feb. 10

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 10:20
A dry edible bean plot is irrigated at the Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center at Scottsbluff. Bean Day on Feb. 10 will include updates on UNL research into dry bean production, including irrigation methods. During the Zoom-based event this month, UNL specialists and educators will discuss new research findings on dry edible bean production in Nebraska.

Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research via In Person and Online Events

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 17:01
The February meetings will feature discussion from growers who conducted on-farm research during the 2020 growing season.

Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference Set for Feb. 11

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 16:01
The Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference will advise growers on the latest techniques to maximize profit from cover crops in a corn/soybean rotation, including aerial imagery, using cereal rye for weed control, and on-farm research on a three-crop dryland rotation. 

Panhandle Perspectives: New chickpea disease study will begin in 2021

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 15:38
A close-up view of Ascochyta blight in chickpea, showing symptoms on pods and dead leaves. With demand on the rise, UNL will research fungal disease issues to enable a successful expansion of chickpea production in Nebraska.

UNL-TAPS Program Honors 2020 Competition Winners

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 16:14
Paxton, Nebraska resident Mark McConnell received the Greatest Yield and Most Profitable awards in the TAPS sprinkler corn division. The fourth annual Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) competition winners were announced during the Jan. 16 virtual ceremony.

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