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Updated CPC July Outlook Continues to Favor Above Normal Temperatures, Below Normal Moisture for Nebraska

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 10:38
Nebraska Climatologist Al Dutcher reviews the official climate forecast for July and breaks down the potential for timely precipitation events during critical crop growth stages.

USDA Has Issued More Than $4 Billion in Emergency Relief Program Payments to Date

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 17:18
Commodity and specialty crop producers have until July 22 to complete applications for assistance through the Emergency Relief Program.

Nebraska June 1, 2022 Grain Stocks

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 14:59
Nebraska corn stocks are up 3% from 2021, and soybeans stored are up 53%, according to USDA NASS.

2022 Nebraska Acreage Report

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 14:48
Dry edible bean acreage is up 17% in Nebraska, while corn acreage is down 2% and soybean acreage remains unchanged from 2021.

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — June 28, 2021

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 15:27
The forecast for July includes chances of precipitation across the state beginning this weekend, followed by a return to temperatures in the 90s and 100s until mid-July.

Agricultural Custom Work – What to Charge?

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:31
Farm and Ranch Management Analyst Glennis McClure discusses how custom operators can input data from the 2022 Nebraska Custom Rates Report into the Agricultural Budget Calculator to figure charges that will be competitive in the marketplace.

Sensors on the Pivot for Automated Irrigation Scheduling in the Great Plains

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:37
Figure 1. Thermal infrared sensors mounted on the center pivot irrigation system for monitoring canopy temperature. Results of a research project on optimizing irrigation methods by utilizing thermal and multispectral center pivot sensors to gather crop data.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Considerations for Cutting Hay, Controlling Bluegrass

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 15:48
An important, yet often overlooked, way to determine when to cut grass hay is what quality of hay is needed on the operation. Extension educators discuss some often overlooked factors for determining a grass hay cut date, and share recommendations on timing irrigation for more effective control of bluegrass in alfalfa.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Harvest Begins

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 14:38
Winter wheat harvest in Nebraska has begun, with 66% of the crop reported to be in fair to excellent condition.

Flame Weeding Workshop set for Aug. 17 at ENREEC

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 12:53
A Flame Weeding Workshop will be held Aug. 17 at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center. Attendees will learn how to do proper flaming to control over 10 major Midwestern weeds in seven agronomic crops — field corn, sweet corn, popcorn, soybean, sorghum, sunflower and wheat.

Estimated Crop Water Use — June 27

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:56

USDA Designates Several Nebraska Counties as Disasters Due to Drought

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:43
Producers in numerous Nebraska counties will be eligible for emergency credit to recover from intense drought during the growing season.

Agronomy Youth Field Day Kicks Off July 6

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:07
Brad Ramsdale, professor of agronomy at the Nebraska College for Technical Agriculture, discusses plant and weed identification with a group of youth at a previous Youth Agronomy Field Day. (Photo by Kathy Burr) Nebraska youth will spend the day immersed in activities to learn more about weed identification, plant growth stages, insect management, using ag tech for irrigation management, and more.

JenREESources Extension Blog: Hail Damage Update

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 14:13
Photo by Jenny Rees Nebraska Extension Educator Jenny Rees shares the latest on hail damage recovery, replant options and other concerns to address while waiting for crop insurance adjusters and fields to dry. 

Wheat Disease Update: Overview of the 2022 Growing Season

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:23
Figure 1. A wheat field day at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant in Perkins County on June 21.

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — June 22, 2022

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 16:29
The current forecast indicates multiple chances for widespread precipitation in western Nebraska during the first part of July, which may slow drought expansion and intensification.

Funding Available for Farmers and Ranchers to Develop Conservation Planning Activities

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 14:56
USDA/Flickr USDA NRCS has funding available for Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers to develop Conservation Planning Activities, which help identify and find solutions for specific natural resource concerns on a farm or ranch operation.

After the Storm: Managing Crop Damage

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:29
Hail-damaged corn field in Nebraska. (Photo by Jenny Rees) Experts in agronomy and agricultural economics from Nebraska Extension's Hail Know team cover options for dealing with damaged commodities from a production perspective and discuss the role of crop insurance.