This training will allow individuals to become certified or re-certified as Private Pesticide Applicators. In person trainings in Southeast Nebraska are complete but Training by Zoom and Online is still available.
Kathleen Lodl tapped to lead UNL towards Carnegie ClassificationThe Carnegie Community Engagement Classification is intended to assist in a process of institutional change to improve the educational effectiveness of the campus through the institutionalization of community engagement.
Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety TrainingNebraska Extension intends to host in-person pesticide safety education training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines.
High Plains Agricultural Lab Turns 50HPAL’s 2,410 acres consist of working laboratories for both crops and livestock research: 710 acres for crops, divided into 17 fields, and the remaining approximately 1,700 acres for grazing land, divided into 12 pastures.
The BeefWatch Webinar series is designed to highlight management strategies in grazing, nutrition, reproduction, and economics to increase cow/calf and stocker production efficiency and profitability. Each session will feature industry experts and plenty of opportunity to interact to get your questions answered.
A soybean disease that is causing more concern in Nebraska is Frogeye Leaf Spot. It is showing up more in southeast Nebraska and there is concern that it may be resistant to the Qol (Group 11) fungicide which includes Stobilirins. Quadris is a popular fungicide that Frogeye Leaf Spot has been found to be resistant to. In Nebraska 10 counties have identified soybeans that have been infected with Frogeye Leaf Spot resistant to fungicides. Research is being conducted if any counties in southeast Nebraska had this resistant fungus in 2020. In 2020 there was also a significant amount of SDS (Sudden Death Syndrome) in southeast Nebraska.
In early 2020, UNL Extension conducted a survey on farmers’ experiences and perceptions of planting “green” with cover crops. Our target audience was producers who were already using cover crops. Questionnaires were handed out at UNL Extension conferences on cover crops. Conference attendees (farmers, crop consultants, agribusiness employees, etc.) filled in and returned questionnaires during the conference. The conferences were held in Nebraska at Central City, Hickman, Mead, and York; and at one site in Wisconsin. The questionnaire was also posted online.
The Weather Ready Farms Designation Program is currently searching for participants to engage in the expanded pilot of our program. The only qualification for participation is for the crop producer to reside in Eastern Nebraska.