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Water Supply, Weather Updates at the Yonts Water Conference April 12 in Gering

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 22:20
CropWatch file photo This year's conference will feature irrigation water and weather outlooks for the 2022 growing season, as well as irrigation research updates and a meet-and-greet with irrigation district representatives.

Nebraska Ag Land Values Up 16%, According to University-led Survey

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 20:45
Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication The value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased by an average of 16% over the prior year, to a statewide average of $3,360 per acre — the largest increase in the market value of agricultural land in the state since 2014.

Extension Financial Record-keeping Course for Farmers, Ranchers Begins April 18

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 20:33
Course participants will work through the financial statements of a case study farm, watching pre-recorded videos, completing assignments and participating in video chats to learn more about how big changes to their operation will affect their bottom line.

Handy Bt Trait Table Updated for 2022 Corn

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 14:57
This table can help avoid the development of resistance from using the same traits repeatedly (even if you change hybrids) and will be useful during the field season as you troubleshoot insect injury, or prepare to apply herbicides.

USDA Gathers Cash Rents Data

Fri, 03/11/2022 - 11:05
The survey provides the basis for estimates of the current year’s cash rents paid for irrigated cropland, non-irrigated cropland and permanent pasture.

UNL Doctoral Student Develops Software Platform to Improve Nitrogen Applications

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 11:53
Members of the Husker Venture Fund awarded the first investment of $25,000 to Jackson Stansell, a biological systems engineering doctoral student at Nebraska. The HVF is a student-led venture capital fund that invests in Nebraska-owned early-stage startups. Pictured from left are students and managing directors of the fund Keith Nordling, Adam Folsom and Emily Kist, alongside Stansell. (Photo by Garrett Stolz) Stansell's research utilized crop canopy image data to apply nitrogen fertilizer more efficiently, and resulted in a 25% boost in efficiency and a savings of 45 pounds of nitrogen per acre.

Husker Researchers Develop Tool to Make Irrigation More Efficient

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 11:23
A research paper by Trenton Franz, associate professor of hydrogeophysics at Nebraska, and co-authors points to an innovative irrigation approach that could decrease water use while increasing producer profitability. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication) A research paper by University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientists points to an innovative irrigation approach that offers promise to decrease water use while increasing producer profitability.

Private Pesticide Training Offered by Zoom for 2022

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 14:43
Nebraska Extension will be offering five private pesticide applicator trainings via Zoom in March and April. Each one will have a different agricultural area of focus, including alfalfa, corn, soybean, pasture and wheat.

Hard Red Spring Wheat Water Use

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 12:12

Nebraska Inheritance Tax Update

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 15:19
Dave Aiken, UNL Extension water law and agricultural law specialist, discusses how LB310 will reduce most inheritance taxes beginning in 2023.

Spring 2022 Weather Outlook

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 13:58
With chances of below normal moisture and above normal temperatures through the next three months, Al Dutcher reports drought conditions across western Nebraska could rapidly intensify this spring.

Nebraska County-level Commodity Estimates

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 12:04
Now available, the 2021 row crop county-level estimates are based primarily on surveys conducted with farmers and ranchers last fall.

Nebraska Crop Values Rise 31% for 2021

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 11:42
The value of corn production is expected to total $10.0 billion, and the value of soybean production is expected to total $4.42 billion. These figures are up 26% and 45% from the previous marketing year, respectively.

2022 Crop Insurance Corn and Soybean Projected Prices and Decision Making

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 11:24
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Valuing Manure as a Seller or a Buyer

Mon, 03/07/2022 - 16:03
This UNL Water article takes a closer look at the value of manure with respect to nutrient concentrations, crop requirements, soil conditions and potential commercial fertilizer supplements.

Pasture and Forage Minute: A Look at Alfalfa Traits, Spring Pasture Options

Mon, 03/07/2022 - 15:16
A spring pasture mix of oats and ryegrass. (Photo by Jerry Volesky) Extension educators review their tips on selecting for fall dormancy in alfalfa. Plus — if quality pasture is a concern after this dry winter, consider planting oats and Italian ryegrass.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Seed Selection, Planting

Thu, 03/03/2022 - 12:51
Nebraska Extension educators review tips for selecting alfalfa seed traits and spring planting strategies.