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Mitiku Mamo is a Water and Cropping Systems Extension Educator serving Cedar, Dixon, Knox, and Wayne Counites

On March 29, 2022, the EPA announced that the use of Enlist One and Enlist Duo, two Corteva Agriscience herbicides used for the control of weeds in conventional and genetically modified corn, cotton, and soybean crops was expanded to an additional 134 counties for the 2022 growing season.

Mitiku Mamo is a Water and Cropping Systems Extension Educator serving Cedar, Dixon, Knox, and Wayne Counties. 

Crop residues are stalks, straw, leaves and other plant material that are left on the land after the crops have been harvested. Although it is impossible to put a dollar amount on the value of crop residues, unless residues are baled and sold, their benefits for the success of crop production are numerous. With harvest in progress, it is timely for producers to make decisions about how to effectively utilize crop residues.

October 22, 2019 - Nutrition & Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) at Madison County Extension, Norfolk - Call Sarah Roberts for more information at (402) 584-3830 or email at sarah.roberts@unl.edu.

Private pesticide applicator training to obtain or renew a pesticide license is a reality for many area producers every three years. With the disruptions due to COVID-19, those applicators who were given an extension last year, expire this year, or are seeking a license for the first time will have some different options to explore along with the traditional in-person training option.

Contributed by Mitiku Mamo, UNL Extension Educator, Crops and Water, for Cedar, Dixon, Knox, and Wayne Counties.

    As you may remember, on June 3, 2020 the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit Court issued a ruling that vacated registration for three dicamba products namely, XtendiMax, FeXapan, and Engenia, primarily used for Dicamba-resistant soybean.

Contributed by Mitiku Mamo, UNL Extension Educator, Crops and Water

As you have all noticed, spring precipitation to date has been a lot less than the average for our area. For example, at Haskell Ag Lab in Concord, NE we received less than half an inch for the entire month of April compared to the monthly average of 3.3 inches. While this below average spring precipitation have provided ideal weather conditions for pre-plant fertilizer application and planting, dry soil after application of urea or UAN means that the fertilizer sits on top of the soil and is subject to nitrogen loss due to volatilization.

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