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March 18, 2019 

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Update Session Offered in Central City – April 5th

March 21, 2019

Spring Burndown Treatments for Winter Annual Weeds

With the short timeframe for fieldwork this spring prior to planting, early weed management may fall to the bottom of the priority list for many. For those who have persistent issues with winter annuals such as field pennycress, henbit, or horseweed/marestail in no-till, an early burndown treatment may be worth the extra effort this spring.

Winter annuals resume growth soon after the arrival of warm temperatures. You’ll have to wait until your fields are dry enough to get in without tearing them up or creating compaction. But once these weeds are actively growing, they, they will be susceptible to herbicide treatments.

March 14, 2019 

Alfalfa, the Forgotten Crop

Often alfalfa is the forgotten crop on the farm. Confession: I know it seemed that way on our family farm when I was growing up. Looking back, I’m sure we could have managed it better. We can take that cutting next week… We won’t worry about those weeds, we’ll get rid of most of them with the first cutting… That stand looks OK, we’ll harvest it one more year… I’m sure there were other poor choices we and other alfalfa growers made.

March 12, 2019

YQCA Training Success

News Release

Jonathan Burlison

Training Specialist  

NE Department of Insurance

(402) 471-2599


Does Medicare Cover DNA Genetic Testing?

Medicare coverage of tests or services can sometimes be confusing. Many times it’s easy to assume tests or procedures are covered when in some cases they may not be. So how can you be sure your test or procedure is covered by Medicare?

March 7, 2019

Managing Cold, Wet Soils

The amount of snow we already received plus what’s predicted in the next few days along with potential spring rain events can make an early start to the growing season challenging. Approaching field operations for fertilizer applications, tillage, weed control, and eventually planting need to be weighed against the potential of causing soil compaction and reducing seed germination and seedling survival.


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Nebraska Extension offers crop scout training in March

February 13, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Agricultural industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers on March 11. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Farm bill program enrollment video resources available

February 11, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decision approaches.

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