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Cropping & Water Systems

2024 Private Pesticide Applicator Training dates have been set for Southeast Nebraska in Nemaha, Pawnee, Johnson and Richardson Counties.

The Nemaha County Ag Line Newsletter is written by Nemaha County Extension Educator, Ritika Lamichhane.  Her program area is Water & Cropping Systems.

Nebraska On-Farm Research will be sharing annual results at their Update Meetings scheduled at various locations across the state.
The Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present Returning to the Farm, a workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm or ranch. It will begin with a two-day workshop in Kearney for multi-generational families on March 8 and 9 at the office of Nebraska Extension in Buffalo County, 1400 E 34th St.

In the past year, Nebraska Extension has hired seven Water & Cropping Systems Extension Educators across the state. One of the most impactful roles for a Water & Cropping Systems Educator is to work with growers in their areas to conduct on-farm research. As a result of these new hires, there are great opportunities for farmers to engage with new Educators and grow the on-farm research base in many areas across the state where Educator positions have been vacant for several years.

In 2023, the soybean gall midge was reported in eight new counties—two in Kansas and six in Iowa, bringing the total documented counties in the United States to 164. This "field edge pest" was initially observed in Nebraska in 2011, and it was formally identified as a new soybean pest in 2019.