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Active in all 93 counties and at extension.unl.edu/croppingwater

Cropping & Water Systems

Quite a few ag land leases in Nebraska start on March 1st.  Do you have questions about setting up that new lease and new lease rate?  In addition to the traditional face-to-face meetings that are held, there will be a new feature - Ag Land Management Quarterly Webinars. 

An Exploring Sustainable Production Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 7th at 10:00 am at the Holt County Courthouse Annex in O'Neill.  This workshop is free to attend. Questions - Contact the Holt County Extension Office at 402-336-2760.

The Nebraska Crop Production Budgets have been revised and updated for 2019 with 78 budgets covering 15 crops. Also included is information on crop budgeting procedures, machinery operation and ownership costs, material and service prices, and a crop budget cost summary.

For more information: https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/nebraska-crop-production-budgets-2019

Do you plan to chemigate during 2019? Make sure your Chemigation Card has not expired. The NDEQ records for chemigation licenses are found at: http://go.unl.edu/ndeqchemigate.

There is also an option for online training for recertification. See the attached letter for more information and training dates near you. 

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. . .

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.