A private pesticide applicator is a person who uses or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides in the production of agricultural commodities on land owned or rented by them or their employer. Applicators are not eligible to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides until both certified and licensed. I will be assisting with educator vacancies in Lancaster/Cass/Otoe and Johnson/Nemaha/Pawnee/Richardson accountability regions. The number of trainings and venues have changed across southeast Nebraska as a result.
Nebraska Extension Debuts New Strategic DirectionOur new direction leverages Extension’s expertise and strengths to align with what Nebraskans tell us they want and need.
TAPS program coming soon to high school classroomsHusker researchers and the teachers worked to develop curriculum modules for their students.
New Program Reaches Indigenous TeensProgram is helping Native American teens gain hands-on lessons regarding traditional Indigenous peoples’ farming beliefs and practices.
Now's the time to enroll or re-enroll for the 2022-2023 4-H year. All 4-H youth will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline, a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll on a personal computer or mobile device. To enroll go to: v2.4honline.com.
Now that spring is officially here, we can really start to think about outdoor activities. Don’t get ahead of the weather though, that could cause more harm than good or cause us to have to do more work later. Nicole Stoner, Extension Educator in Gage County, has shared a to do list and when to do those things.
For some of you this is a reminder as I ran this column last year about this time, for some this is your first read. Planting season can be busy and stressful, so please don’t forget to be safe when handling treated seed and check the seed tag or talk to your seed dealer for specific handling and use directions. Treated seed is another route of exposure for farmers and other handlers, whether this exposure is to fungicide, insecticide, or nematicide treatments present on the seed.
Teens 14 or 15 years of age who work on farms, or others who are interested in learning about tractor and farm equipment safety practices, can register for a safety training course offered at seven locations across Nebraska from May 22 through June 8.
After corn and soybeans, alfalfa is the most grown crop in southeast Nebraska. Based on satellite imagery and crop reflectance, USDA CropScape estimated there was approximately 16,200 acres of alfalfa growing in the summer of 2022 in Saline, Jefferson, and Gage counties and 6,800 acres in Johnson, Pawnee, Nemaha, and Richardson counties. Assuming farmers maintain alfalfa stands for 5 to 7 years, there are about 3,800 new seeding alfalfa acres seeded each year.
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UNMC, Nebraska Extension announce annual hazardous occupations safety courses for teens across Nebraska this summer
March 23, 2023
Nebraska Extension and Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, have announced dates for the annual “tractor safety” training courses scheduled at sites across Nebraska in early June.
Research technologist played part in research history
March 23, 2023
In the past 45 years, Rex Nielsen has been part of important research projects at the UNL Panhandle Research, Extension, and Education Center (PREEC) in Scottsbluff.
Panhandle Perspective: A Plant Disease Changes Sugar Beet Production in Nebraska
March 23, 2023
Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) has long been problematic to sugar beet production throughout the eastern and Great lakes production areas of the United States and is considered to be the most important and destructive foliar disease for this crop.
PREEC welcomes new communications specialist
March 23, 2023
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff welcomed Chabella Guzman, as its new communications specialist. She will be responsible for news media, social media, web content, video content, meeting technology, and other communications roles related to the Panhandle Center and Extension in western Nebraska.