Cropping & Water Systems

 

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Cropping & Water Systems

Private Pesticide Applicator Training dates are being set-up for 2021. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, meeting guidelines for attendance require pre-registration in order to attend as space is limited. Please pre-register at go.unl.edu/nepesticidetraining or call our office at 402-254-6821. If you are unable to attend an in-person training you can participate in a Zoom, online or self-study training. Read more for all options for private pesticide certification/recertification trainings.
Anyone wishing to apply fertilizer or pesticides to land or crops in or with water through an on-farm irrigation system must obtain a chemigation applicator certificate.   Because of COVID-19 restrictions, meetings guidelines for attendance require pre-registration in order to attend an in-person training as space is limited.  Pre-register here

By Mitiku Mamo, Extension Educator, Cedar, Dixon, Knox, and Wayne Counties

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, there is a concern that Dairy Farmers may not be able to ship milk to processors. Consequently, in the event they find themselves in this situation, some local farmers have been making inquiries on agronomic rate of land applying milk as a fertilizer. Milk is an organic and the same principals used to manage manure can be used to manage milk when land applying it.

Nebraska Extension is your trusted source for flood-related information. Visit https://flood.unl.edu as a resource for information in coping with a flood disaster for families, homeowners, businesses & communities, and agriculture. Also, Haskell Ag Lab near Concord is serving as a collection location for Hay donations and fencing materials for livestock owners impacted by the flooding.
As the flood waters recede and we are able to get back in to our farms and ranchers it is important to think about drinking water safety. It is common for private wells to be immersed with the flood waters. The flood waters commonly contain high levels of bacteria such as fecal coliforms and E. coli. These microbes can cause short-term health effects such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. Until your well water has tested negative for bacteria, it is recommend to boil your water at a vigorous boil for 1 minute prior to use.