Nebraska Extension in Knox County

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With the release of dicamba-tolerant soybeans, there was a vast increase in sensitive crop damage throughout the country in 2017. This online training program is designed to fulfill the label requirements for three new RUP dicamba products: Xtendimax, Engenia, and Fexapan. It is illegal to apply these products without first having taken state-authorized training. There is no cost to this training. 

The UNL Water Website has been updated recently and provides information on four broad topics of 1) Groundwater, 2) Surface Water, 3) Ag Production, and 4) Residential Water Use. Under each of these topics are many sub-topics offering additional value.  You can also sign up for updates from the UNL Water. 

If you plan to chemigate during 2018 and need to recertify or need to take the initial training, visit the Chemigation website.

2018 Chemigation Schedule as of December 15, 2017

Any person who needs to purchase and apply restricted use chemicals on agricultural lands in the state of Nebraska is required to have a Private Applicators License.  For more information, visit the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) website

Area Training Dates All Nebraska Training Dates Commercial/Noncommercial Applicators Schedule

Enrollment for the 2018 4-H program year in Knox County is now open for members, clover kids and volunteers and are to be completed by April 15.  New and returning club members, as well as new and returning club leaders must enroll through 4HOnline.  Members who are re-enrolling will only need to update their profile (do not setup a new profile) and project listing.  New members will need to create a family profile or if family has already enrolled will only need to add a member.  Watch for the new project resource guide to be released in December to aid you in selecting your project areas for the 2018 year.

Having a written agreement can help reduce miscommunication and frustration down the road.
• It ensures a better understanding by both parties.
• It serves as a reminder of the terms originally agreed upon.
• It increases the likelihood that the relationship will continue in future years.

When it comes to rental agreements for grazing corn residue, a number of questions need to be asked and answered up front to avoid disagreements later.

1. What is the latest start date that residue will be available for grazing?
• Have a written start date with an agreed upon penalty (such as an extra fee) if the corn is harvested late.

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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more