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2018 Dicamba Best Management Practices   -  Todd Whitney

'Best Management Practices' are used to solve many agricultural production and environmental challenges.  During the 2016 growing season, resistant pamer amaranth weeds became a major concern with many crop producers.   As a result numerous soybean and corn producers this year used new labelled herbicides containing dicamba in their post-emerge weed control programs targeting resistant pamer amaranth control.    Read More

Dicamba Certification Training

Dicamba Application Certification

Three new soybean dicamba herbicides have now been labelled as Restricted
Use Products (RUP). These herbicides are: Dupont™ FeXapan™ Plus VaporGrip® Technology; BASF™ Engenia® herbicide; and Monsanto™ XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology.

Therefore, anyone purchasing & applying these three new RUP products must be licensed as either a private applicator (for personal crop production application) or commercial /noncommercial application (with the Ag Plant or
Right-of-Way category).

Further, for those planning to apply any of these three new dicamba products to dicamba-resistant soybeans, there is a new extra dicamba certification training required in 2018. The good news is that this training is free.

Private Pest Ed, Chemigation Training Schedules .......... Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Trainings

Private Applicators in Nebraska whose certification expires in 2018 are reminded of upcoming training sessions throughout Nebraska.  Applicators are asked to bring your (1) the barcode form letter from the Department of Agriculture, (2) Your old Private Pesticide card, (3) $40 for material fee (cash or a check payable to: University of Nebraska).  Pre-registration is requested for each location; so plese contact the host county Extension Office at least one week prior.  An RSVP will assist with local meeting room setup; securing adequate training materials and break refreshment planning.

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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more