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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.

Strategic Tillage for the Improvement of No-Till Cropping Systems

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 16:38
Occasional tillage (OT) of long-term no-till (also called one-time or strategic tillage) might be desired once in more than 5 or 10 years according to need for integrated weed management, fracturing a compaction layer, incorporating a soil amendment such as lime or manure, reducing vertical stratification of nutrient availability, increasing soil organic matter to greater depth, or reducing crop residue accumulation.

Your Local PSEP at Work: Teaching Safety to Thousands of Applicators

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:56
Our job at the Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program is to educate and train the state’s 29,800+ applicators while using both general use and restricted use pesticides.

Tips for TAPS: 2020 Winter Wheat Marketing Strategies

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:38
Since the start of the 2019 UNL-TAPS wheat marketing competition, the July 2020 Kansas City Hard Red Winter Wheat Contract has rallied over $0.70 per bushel. So, what are some marketing strategies given the current market price?

Impact of 2,4-D Micro-Rates on non-2,4-D Tolerant Soybean

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:18
Auxin type herbicides (eg. dicamba, 2,4-D) are an integral component of major cropping systems in North America. With the recent launching of Enlist E3 soybean in the U.S., in-season application of 2,4-D to soybean fields is expected to increase.

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