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Crops

Nebraska Extension's CropWatch web site has answers to farmers' questions about crop varieties, fertilizer, irrigation, pest control, harvest and many other issues. Check out the main page or click below to go directly to sugarbeets, dry edible beans, wheat, or potatoes.

Beef

Nebraska Extension's Beef Cattle Production Website has research-based information about all facets of beef production; news about current trends; interactive decision-making tools; and calendars with learning opportunities

The North Platte River:

Surface Water Irrigation Projects and Power Generation: A basic history of and information about the North Platte River U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects '“ surface irrigation, power generation and other related irrigation and power generation projects '“ on the North Platte River drainage.
By Gary Stone, Extension Educator, Panhandle Research & Extension Center.

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EPA-required paraquat training among additional use restrictions
Apr 15 – New, federally required training now is available for certified applicators who use products that contain paraquat as an active ingredient. Read more
Crop scout training is May 8
Apr 10 – Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to attend a crop scout training course May 8 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, 1071 County Road G. Read more