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Protecting Crops in a Warmer WorldHigher temperatures caused by climate change aren’t just increasing the number of daytime scorchers. Nights are getting warmer as well, stressing plants and decreasing yields of vital crops worldwide.
New Turfgrass App Goes GlobalExtension Educator, Bill Kreuser, has developed a new software application aimed at making turf grass management simpler and more sustainable.
New 4-H Grant Looks to Increase Youth in Computer ScienceNebraska 4-H received a National Science Foundation Grant to create toolkits to aid youth interested in computer science.
Does Moral Hazard Affect Crop Insurance?New research by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln challenges traditional thinking on federal crop insurance.
If you plan to chemigate during 2019, you will need to attend a training session and pass a written test to become recertified. Requirements for initial and recertification are the same, however, those who need to be recertified may opt for the online version of the training program. A link to the online training program along with directions can be accessed at the bottom of the page at: http://water.unl.edu/cropswater/chemigation
Anybody with an interest in lawns, landscape, or gardening, as well as sharing their knowledge, is invited to take part in Nebraska Extension’s Master Gardener Program, which is seeking volunteers and offering Master Gardener training in the Panhandle beginning in late January.
The Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976. Master Gardener volunteers are trained by Nebraska Extension faculty and staff in many horticulture-related topics. They then contribute time as volunteers, working through their local extension office, to provide horticulture-related information to their community.
Private pesticide applicators with licenses expiring in 2019, and anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, should plan to attend upcoming training sessions in Alliance. All trainings will be held at the Box Butte County Extension Office.
The dates are:
Wednesday January 30, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday January 30, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 13, 1:00 p.m.
If you are renewing your license, you should have received a letter from the State Department of Ag reminding you of your permit expiration. If you bring that letter with you the day of the training, you will not need to fill out the application form.
April 8, 2019, Jeanne Murray, Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer will be at the University of Nebraska Box Butte County Extension Office, 415 Black Hills Ave., Alliance from 9 – 3 to explain 2019 Medicare enrollment procedures, compare prescription drug plans and assist Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries to change their prescription drug plans. For an appointment, call 308-632-6554. Leave a message with your name and phone number. Your call will be returned.
Dear 4-H and FFA Families,
Over the past few years we have had some issues with obtaining CORRECT & COMPLETE Brand Papers or Bills of Sale for market beef projects. This issue needs to change and be resolved. Improperly filled out documents will no longer be accepted. The Livestock Committee has provided this brand paper & bill of sale packet for your convenience. Please look this over if you are planning on showing market beef or participating in the carcass contest.