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Cropping & Water Systems

For all affected by the recent historic flooding in Nebraska, please know that our thoughts are with you. This webpage contains many resources that might help you or someone you know through this difficult time.

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.

Next week, September 15th through September 21st is National Farm Safety Week.  Each year in Nebraska and other states there have been tragic farm accidents.  It reminds us of the importance of farm safety and how dangerous farming can be.  Statistics indicate that in 2014 there were 568 fatalities in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting category, compared to 500 in 2013, a 13.6% increase.  With fall harvest just beginning, safety needs to be an important focus for farmers and others in our rural community.  Agriculture is one of the most danger

Late summer, fall and harvest are good times to check out where you may have a problem with specific weeds or where a new weed is invading or possibly even herbicide resistance is developing.  By identifying the weed, extent of any infestations and locations of weed problems, you will have a better strategy for managing these weeds in the future, maybe even this fall.  Marestail or maybe more specifically, glyphosate resistant marestail has become a major problem in Nebraska.  In traveling around southeast Nebraska, marestail control seemed to be better than s

Earlier this spring in southeast Nebraska, much of the corn looked very anemic.  Much of this was due to all the rain we received this spring and lack of sunshine.  The corn roots had not reached the nitrogen in the soil either to help with the problem. With drier conditions, warmer temperatures and sunshine received throughout June, most of the corn has improved greatly.

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.