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Four Nebraska Farmers Share What They Learned From Conducting On-Farm Research Last Year

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 16:13
Conducting on-farm research can help provide the reliable answers you need to make decisions for your operation with confidence.

Soybean Gall Midge Roundtable Meeting Set for Mar. 2

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 15:36
Come and join us from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd, at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE) for the latest information on this newly emerging soybean pest.

Fertilizing Soybeans?

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 11:31
Figure 1. Farmers examining different fertility treatments during 2019 August Field Day near Grant, NE. Based on surveys conducted during seven teaching sessions in 2019/20, 40% of the attendees representing 137,000 acres of irrigated soybean production in western NE reported to chemigate some level of N fertilizer during the soybean reproductive stages (25-50 lbs N /ac most common rate). Main reasons for adoption of this practice is based on the notion that biological fixation and residual soil N are often not able to meet N demand of high yielding soybean (> ~70 bu/ac).

Manure Nitrogen Use for Increased Profit and Environmental Protection

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 16:52
Land application of manure and other organic materials supplies much N to Nebraska’s crop production. In contrast to most other nutrients applied in organic materials, the availability of manure-N and its fertilizer-N substitution value is not well-predicted.

First Panhandle Soil Health Workshop Set for March 3 in Bridgeport

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:41
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will sponsor the first Panhandle Soil Health Workshop in Bridgeport next month. The half-day event will take place on March 3 from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Prairie Winds Community Center.

FSA Urges Farmers To Make an Appointment for ARC/PLC Enrollment

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 08:49
Farmers who complete their election and enrollment applications now still have the opportunity to change their program selections until the March 16 deadline.

Technology to be Showcased at TAPS Kick-Off

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 09:34
With a growing list of technology companies partnering with the Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program, the 2020 Kick-Off is planned with a focus on the innovative technology and services that can be tested in a no-risk environment in the TAPS program.

2020 Dry Edible Bean Day set for Feb. 11 at Gering

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 09:23
The 2020 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will feature an appearance by the Nebraska Secretary of State and Director of Agriculture, as well as updates on research and reports from the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission.

Nebraska Extension Offering Its First Ever Crops Practicum

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 09:10
The Nebraska Crops Practicum is a hands-on educational program that highlights research, techniques and technologies used in agricultural research, pest management and sustainable agriculture while encouraging best management practices to improve farm efficiency and profitability.

Advances in Understanding the Management of the Wheat Stem Sawfly

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 09:44
Cultural control and conservation help manage the wheat stem sawfly.

Wheat Disease Update

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:23
In 2019, wet weather during the growing season favored the development of wheat diseases including Fusarium head blight, leaf rust, stripe rust, bacterial streak, and take-all. This update highlights these diseases, the environmental factors that favor their development, and their management.

Ag Expo and Poultry Manure Workshop Coming to Butler County in February

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:12
Producers in Butler County have the opportunity to participate in two upcoming events, both in David City.

Free Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics this February

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 08:23
Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers at seven sites across the state in February 2020. The clinics are one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor.

Quarterly Webinar Series Addresses Nebraska Land Management Issues

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:45
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will continue its webinar series, “Land Management Quarterly,” on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. CST.

Seeding Recommendations for Irrigated Soybean and Dryland Corn in West-Central Nebraska

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:25
Continuous corn is the most common irrigated crop sequence in southwest Nebraska. Although rotating to other crops, such as soybeans, can mitigate some production issues of continuous corn and often boost the next year’s corn yield, larger adoption of soybean has not readily occurred in this area.

Main Factors Influencing Yellow Field Pea Protein Content in Nebraska

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:40
Yellow field peas (Pisum sativum L.) recently gained popularity across Nebraska due to their rotational benefits and increase in consumers' demand for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products.

Common Problems Regarding Center Pivot Operating Pressure and Uniformity

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:38
Pivots operating below or above the designed water pressure can create uniformity issues across fields and/or increase operating expenses.