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Crop Progress: Corn Planting Begins in Nebraska

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 18:00
For the week ending April 17, 2022, USDA NASS reported that corn planting was underway in Nebraska, and winter wheat condition remained at 46% fair.

Nebraska Extension Weed Management Field Day June 29 at South Central Agricultural Laboratory

Fri, 04/15/2022 - 09:47
The 2022 Weed Management Field Day will feature on-site demonstrations of new technology and herbicides for corn, soybean and sorghum. This year's field day will include on-site demonstrations of new technology and herbicides, including including Enlist corn and soybean, XtendFlex soybean, iGrowth and INZEN sorghum.

2022 Nebraska Potato Stocks

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 16:56
Nebraska growers, dealers and processors held 2.30 million cwt of potatoes in storage on April 1, according to USDA NASS.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Improving Alfalfa Production, Alternative Forages in a Drought

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 16:44
Extension educators review the best ways to assess alfalfa stands and improve the first cutting, plus options for alternative forage for drought-stressed fields.

Tractor Safety Days Scheduled for Nebraska Teens this Summer

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 12:21
For safety training, Nebraska teens will have two locations to choose from — North Platte and Grand Island — and six locations where they can take the final tractor driving test to receive certification. See testing sites and registration information below.

Nebraska Extension Offers Introductory Level Crop Scout Training May 17

Wed, 04/13/2022 - 10:12
The in-person training course is designed to give entry-level scouts and students the opportunity to learn practical knowledge on crop scouting to improve their accuracy in the field, as well as growers who would like to improve productivity.

Triggering Pasture and Forage Management Decisions Before a Drought

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 16:10
This Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar on pasture and native rangeland forage production will walk through trigger dates and management options at each date, and discuss how drought impacts forage production on native rangeland.

Crop Progress: Oat Planting 37% Ahead of 2021

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 14:33
For the week ending April 10, 2022, oat planting was 44% completed, and emerged was 6%. Winter wheat condition was 29% good, 3% excellent.

Farmland and Pasture Lease Workshop

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 12:25
This workshop is designed to provide up-to-date information on management strategies for both the landlords and tenants involved in agricultural land leases.

NRCS-UNL Collaborative Research on the Soil Health Gap Analysis in Nebraska

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 10:34
The Soil Health Gap concept can assist producers in estimating differences of soil health under varying management practices that may have accumulated since cultivation began.

Farm Succession Planning: Simple Steps

Fri, 04/08/2022 - 10:43
USDA/Flickr (Public Domain) This Center for Agricultural Profitability article includes simple steps that can be taken now to get moving on putting together your estate or succession plan.

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update - April 5, 2022

Thu, 04/07/2022 - 16:09
With the March 31 CPC outlook, temperatures in Nebraska are still expected to be above normal through April, but precipitation chances have improved.

Aminopyralids: Restrictions for Grazing, Compost and Manure

Thu, 04/07/2022 - 10:27
The EPA is currently reviewing a group of pyridines for residue concerns in manure and compost, and producers are encouraged to evaluate their grazing and compost plans before application of these herbicides.

Alfalfa Seed Selection to Help Manage Diseases

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 13:17
Proper seed selection is the first line of defense for disease management of Phytophthora root rot and anthracnose, which can cause significant losses in a short amount of time. As you think about selecting alfalfa varieties to plant this year, be sure to consider varieties available with greater resistance to diseases like anthracnose and Phytophthora root rot.

USDA Report Shows a Decade of Conservation Trends

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 10:27
A new USDA report shows use of no-till, crop rotations, more efficient irrigation methods and advanced technologies have climbed in recent years.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Management Strategies for Prescribed Burning, Grass Tetany and Winter Annual Weeds

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 12:52
(CropWatch file photo) Extension educators review their tips for successful prescribed burning this spring, as well as mineral supplementation to prevent grass tetany and boosting the first cutting of alfalfa through weed control.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat at 51% Fair, Oat Planting Begins

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 11:57
Winter wheat condition improved slightly from last week and oat planting was 14% complete as of April 3.