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The last few years there has been a major focus on cover crops here in southeast Nebraska as well as other parts of Nebraska.  Cover crops have been used for a number of years particularly in organic cropping systems.  They have been a source of nitrogen, organic matter and other nutrients when incorporated as green manures in these systems.  Cover crops have also been planted as forage crops for livestock for grazing or hay for many years.  In recent years there has been increased interest in the use of cover crops in conventional cropping systems.

Nebraska Extension, NRCS and the cover crop industry in Nebraska have worked to develop a cover crop selector tool specifically just for Nebraska. A team of Nebraska Extension Specialists, Extension Educators, NRCS staff and cover crop industry consultants spent a year developing this cover crop selector tool. The tool was completed, but issues in completing the required programming for the tool delayed release of the tool until now.

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Faculty Spotlight: Luan Oliveira

September 21, 2021
Meet Luan Oliveira, assistant Nebraska Extension educator in Burt, Thurston and Dakota Counties.

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Registration open for ServSafe® training Nov. 9-10 in Scottsbluff

September 20, 2021
Nebraska Extensi0n will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Nov. 9-10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502, Avenue I.

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IANR names finalists for dean and director of Nebraska Extension

September 20, 2021
The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has selected three finalists in its search for dean and director of Nebraska Extension. The candidates will visit Nebraska and participate in public presentations Sept. 30 to Oct. 8.

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Faculty Spotlight: Leslie Johnson

September 13, 2021
Meet Leslie Johnson, Nebraska Extension educator in the area of animal manure management.

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