Cropping & Water Systems

 

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Cropping & Water Systems

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.

What are soybean producers in the top 40% of profitability doing differently than those in the bottom 30%? What steps can you take to move into the top group? Find out at this year's Soybean Day and Machinery Expo where 2018 soybean production issues will be discussed along with practical tips and techniques for making 2019 profitable.
This training will allow individuals to become certified or re-certified as Private Pesticide Applicators. Individuals must attend the complete three-hour program. Cost: $40
Nebraska Extension is sponsoring a Landlord-Tenant Farmland Rent Meeting on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Beatrice, NE.
Fall is an excellent time to soil sample fields for nutrients following harvest. With low commodity prices and potentially higher fertilizer prices, it is key to use fertilizer wisely and being efficient as possible with the fertilizer that is applied. With the erratic weather patterns and some torrential rains we sometimes have received, there is potential for nutrients to be lost through erosion, leaching or denitrification. You may want to consider soil sampling fields for nutrients, such as phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and nitrogen.
With the extremely wet weather the past few weeks, it will be a while until farmers are able to get in the field to harvest soybeans. Unfortunately some soybeans have been ready to harvest for some time and with the wet weather, pods are popping open, which will cause significant harvest loss. Farmers will harvest as soon as they can to reduce harvest losses. Soybeans will probably be harvested when moisture levels are higher than normal, 18% or higher. These soybeans will require drying to be able to store them in a bin without going out of condition.