Population growth puts a greater stress on expanding yields for food, which still encouraging resource stewardship. To help meet this challenge, we share unbiased, research‐based information for a diversified agricultural audience.

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

Cropping & Water Systems

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.

Check out the Nemaha County Agricultural Resources webpage for more information.  Besides newsletters & articles written by Nemaha County Extension Educator, Gary Lesoing, you can find farmer's tax information, Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights, Nebraska trends in farmland values, rental rates and custom rates.  You can also find information on pesticide certification, seed guides, grain storage management and more.

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.
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.
The Agricultural Land Management Quarterly webinar series will offer management advice and insight for Nebraska landowners, agricultural producers and others with an interest in agricultural land.