Cedar County 4-H ProgramSee what Cedar County 4-H has to offer for you!
Virtual & At Home LearningNebraska 4-H is now offering a variety of virtual learning experiences, such as Living Room Learning, Boredom Buster Challenges, Virtual Field Trips, A Beautiful Day, and many more. There are several hands on activity guides and videos youth can participate in within the subjects of STEM, healthy living, and more. Something for all ages.
ECAP helps Nebraskans create communities they wantThe ECAP program helps rural Nebraska communities revitalize their towns through entrepreneurship and business development.
Nebraska ag land values up 16%The value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased by an average of 16% over the prior year, according to the 2022 Farm Real Estate Market Survey.
Stoltenow named dean and director of Nebraska ExtensionCharles Stoltenow will be the next dean and director of Nebraska Extension.
The Cedar County enrollment is now open for the 2022 4-H year. Join Cedar County 4-H now and take advantage of the fun activities being planned early in addition to the activities planned for this summer!
With first cutting alfalfa, comes the annual appearance of alfalfa weevils chewing through stands and destroying yields and quality. Proper scouting, identification, and treatment are needed to properly handle these hay field pests. Use economic thresholds to decide if harvest or insecticides are the best option when larval levels pass thresholds and keep an eye out even after first cutting for a late flush.
Implanting suckling calves is a decision every operation needs to make, considering how it will impact overall herd and production goals. While we know that implementation will increase average daily gain if grass production is adequate, we can’t predict what the exact response will be.
Summer annual grasses are tough weeds to deal with, especially in perennial systems like pasture or hay fields. They can take advantage of the smallest opportunity to invade and once established, are hard to control, but with the right product, a bit of patience, and proper timing, it doesn’t have to be a problem we can’t control.
A dry winter and cold spring have many pastures greening slowly and lacking growth. Despite the slow start, most of us are counting the days we can turn out to pasture with high feed costs. While we may be ready to let animals graze, turning out too early can set a pasture back and lower total growth, something we don’t want with the threat of drought this summer.
Proper stocking is a cornerstone of proper grazing management and a healthy pasture. While we might be aware of the importance of proper stocking, we may fail to properly adjust rates to match the current reality of our operation. Proper stocking depends on two factors, animal intake and pasture productivity.