Nebraska Extension in Phelps & Gosper Counties

Local Interest

The Phelps-Gosper Extension Offices offer the following websites and information as resources for information on COVID-19.

Corn Sidedress Fertilizer Timing

  Todd Whitney, UNL Extension Educator

      Timing is the most critical factor for most farm management decisions. Whether determining when to plant crops; how to implement a crops marketing plan; or when to apply fertilizer; proper timing can have a high impact on yield response. With few exceptions, the next couple of weeks may require timely sidedress fertilizer application decisions as most corn plants beginning setting their ear girth size.

Cornhusker Economics website at:

2018 Trends in Nebraska Farmland Values and Rental Rates

The average market value of farmland in Nebraska declined by three percent over the prior year to $2,745 per acre according to the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey.  This marks the fourth consecutive year of downward pressure.  Market values have dropped 17 percent since reaching a high of $3,315 in 2014.   <Read more>

Reports from the Nebraska State Climate Office

Relative warmth and dryness was the general rule for a majority of Nebraska this February.  Thankfull this was quite a departure from conditions in place on year ago.

February 2020 Report

Nebraska State Climate Website

Nebraska Extension in Phelps & Gosper Counties

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Nebraska Extension showcasing 4-H’ers at county fairs

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension is working to make sure all 4-H’ers across the state have the opportunity to showcase their hard work come county fair time this summer.

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Nebraska Extension, UNMC to host discussion on impact of pandemic-related stress on farmers and ranchers

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Rural Health Initiative will host a discussion about the impact of COVID-related stress on farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture.

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