Cropping & Water Systems


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Cropping & Water Systems

The Handy Bt Trait Table lists the types of Bt hybrids present in all commercialized corn in the U.S.A. in a concise two-page format. It presents the trade names for hybrids with Bt traits, Bt event, protein(s) expressed, targeted insects and herbicide traits. . .
Holt-Boyd County USDA and Nebraska Extension are teaming together to offer the 1st Annual Women in Ag Event on February 6, 2018 at the Holt County Courthouse Annex, O’Neill NE 1:00 – 4:00 PM. This program is designed to empower agriculture women in Holt and Boyd counties. Topics . . .

Is your private pesticide applicator license is expiring April 15, 2018? Recall that this license is necessary to purchase and apply restricted use chemicals on agricultural lands in the state of Nebraska. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has likely mailed to you a similar letter that includes a recertification form. You must provide the original copy of this form regardless of the recertification option you select. Currently, there are five (5) methods available to you to renew your license.  They include: 

The Nebraska Crop Budgets have been updated for 2018 costs and conditions and include five new budgets relative to corn-soybean rotations. In total there are 78 crop production budgets for 15 crops as well as information on crop budgeting procedures, machinery operation and ownership costs, material and service prices, and a crop budget production cost summary.

Nebraska Extension is planning its 9th Farm Beginnings® Program at the Kimmel Education and Research Center at 5985 G Road Nebraska City, NE 68410 for January, 2018. Plans are being made for Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society to facilitate the Farm Beginnings® Program to be held in Nebraska City. The Farm Beginnings® Program is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise.

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