Enrollment and re-enrollment for the 2022 4-H year. All 4-H youth and volunteers 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. Rnrollment deadline to participate in County or Sate Fair is Jun 15th, 2021. To enroll go to: v2.4honline.com
Whole Raw Soybeans as a Cost Competitive Protein Supplement for Cows and CalvesCurrent market conditions for raw, whole soybeans are making them price competitive in parts of Nebraska with other protein sources such as distillers grains and alfalfa hay to be used as a protein supplement for cows as well as weaned calves.
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ECAP helps Nebraskans create communities they wantThe ECAP program helps rural Nebraska communities revitalize their towns through entrepreneurship and business development.
Nebraska ag land values up 16%The value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased by an average of 16% over the prior year, according to the 2022 Farm Real Estate Market Survey.
Stoltenow named dean and director of Nebraska ExtensionCharles Stoltenow will be the next dean and director of Nebraska Extension.
It seems each year we learn of potentially new corn pests or diseases we need to be aware of. Well, 2022 is no different. In October of 2021, the corn disease “Tar Spot” was positively confirmed in seven Nebraska counties, including Richardson County, in extreme southeast Nebraska. They believe it may have even been in corn fields in southeast Nebraska in 2020. While the late discover of tar spot did not impact yields in 2021, it has been shown to have a significant impact on crop yields in other states where they had a high infestation of this disease. The disease first showed up in some Midwestern states in 2015, and since then has been moving west.
While the winter of 2021-2022 was very dry, we have received some rain and warmer temperatures, so weeds are beginning to grow. If fields weren’t sprayed last fall for control of winter annuals, these weeds are the first to begin growing. Keep an eye out for weeds beginning to grow in your crop fields. Weed control is always important in the spring, especially where there were previous issues with marestail or other winter annuals. With the dry fall cover crops that were planted had limited growth and some fields had less than ideal stands. Cover crops, especially cereal rye has been an excellent strategy for suppression of marestail. It is important to control marestail early in the spring, prior to the plant bolting (shooting a stem).