Cropping & Water Systems


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Cropping & Water Systems

October 18, 2018

Harvest and Grain Bin Safety

I’m sure many local farmers trying to get crops harvested this fall feel a little bit like the Nebraska Cornhuskers. No matter what they do, something seems to always be blocking their progress. Our weather this fall certainly has not been conducive to getting crops harvested and pose some real threats to the health and safety of those trying to get crops harvested and in the bin.

October 11, 2018

It Feels Like Winter is Here... YUCK!

Six months ago it felt like we went from winter to summer with only about one week of spring. Now it feels like we’re doing just the opposite. I like fall, I want fall, fall is one of my favorite times of the year. However frost advisories make me think of winter rather than beautiful, sunny fall days.

October 4, 2018

Don’t Spread Weed Seed at Harvest

Now that fall is here and crops are mature, it’s easy to see weed escapes that might not have been as visible last summer. Some precautions at harvest can reduce weed seed being moved from one field to another. This will help reduce the weed control challenges next growing season.

September 27, 2018

Controlling Noxious Weeds

September 20, 2018

Fire Safety At Harvest

Harvest is always a busy time of year. A few local farmers had just started harvest, but after things dry out after the recent rains, I anticipate harvest will shift into high gear. Crops are maturing rapidly and if we don’t have a lot of weather delays, we should have a very early harvest this year. However, we can’t let the rush to get crops harvested come before safety.

September 13, 2018

SCN... Looking Back, Looking Ahead