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Farm operators and agronomists from across the state will obtain valuable crop production-related information from on-farm research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers in partnership with University of Nebraska faculty. The February program will provide an opportunity to hear growers who conducted on-farm research share their results from the 2021 growing season.

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will be held in person this year, February 24-25, 2022, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

“We are excited to be hosting the conference in-person this year. While we are thankful we could meet online last year, it just can’t replace the face-to-face interaction that makes this conference so great,” said Jessica Groskopf, director of the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Program. 

Fall is an excellent time to soil sample fields for nutrients following harvest. If you have used cover crops for several years and a field is in cover crops now or you plan to drill cover crops this fall, it would be better to soil test in the spring and conduct a soil health test on that field. You may be able to save money on your fertilizer bill.

If you have the opportunity to soil sample crop fields, be sure to check your soil pH. If the soil recommendation indicates lime is suggested, it is something to consider before next year’s cropping season. Liming fields can be done anytime this winter or spring when soil conditions are favorable and sometimes can have a very positive impact on crop yields and nutrient availability of fertilizers to the subsequent crops.

Last month I had the opportunity to participate in a Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour visiting several different types of enterprises in southeast Nebraska in and near Lincoln, NE. I have had the opportunity to participate in these tours for over ten years. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we were unable to conduct any tours in 2020, but we were able to feature a few virtual on-farm tours of local food producers in the region.

With harvest in full swing here in southeast Nebraska, there is an opportunity to check your fields this fall and provide weed control in your fields if needed. 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.  Control has been challenging in recent years.



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