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“Good Farmer to Great Manager” Record-keeping classes will teach farmers and ranchers to keep accurate records for their operations.
The 35th annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference is Feb. 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. Photo by Craig Chandler | University Communication The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will celebrate 35 years Feb. 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney.
Speakers from across the nation will present on a variety of topics during the Agronomy and Horticulture Spring 2020 Seminar Series starting January 24.
University, government, and industry speakers will address current weed science issues as well as recommendations for improving herbicide applications. The school will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3.45 p.m.
Turning manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment will be the focus of nine Nebraska Extension workshops being held across the state this January and February.
Many Nebraska farmers are experienced with using beef feedlot and swine manures as fertility products. Over the next few years, Nebraska crop farmers may have opportunities to consider using broiler poultry litter as a soil amendment and fertilizer.
Stories about manure often illustrate two opposing sentiments. Is manure a "waste" that pollutes our water resources and creates undesirable nuisances for communities? Or, is manure a "resource" that reduces the demand for importing greenhouse gas intensive inorganic fertilizers and improves the health of our soils?
The leaching of nitrate to groundwater and the increasing occurrence of groundwater with excessive nitrate levels for human consumption is a major concern in Nebraska. The amount of leached NO3- depends on soil NO3- concentration at different soil depth layers and the quantity of water movement downward through these soil layers to beyond the root zone.
In a recent UNL TAPS awards ceremony, winners for 2019 were announced in three categories: irrigated sorghum, subsurface drip irrigation, and sprinkler.
Carlos Urrea, dry bean breeding specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff (center, in red shirt), stands in a hail-damaged dry bean variety plot at the Panhandle Center, during the annual Panhandle Ag Research and Technology Tour (PARTT) in August 2019. Results of the 2019 variety trials for dry edible beans conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center have been posted on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch website.
Crediting some of the nitrate-N applied in irrigation water for determination of fertilizer-N rates has long been advised in Nebraska.
This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) addresses grower questions on dicamba training, record keeping, and application for the 2020 crop season. Additional training is required for all applicators of restricted use dicamba products.
Following a visit from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s top official, twp irrigation districts in the North Platte Valley have selected repair and upgrade options for three tunnels along the main supply canal.