Nebraska Extension in Saline County
We tend to take our health for granted and with agriculture being a high safety hazard it can lead to accidents that change lives in the blink of an eye. For others it may be a health issue that creates big challenges in farming.
AgrAbility services is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and consist of a National Project and State/Regional Projects, each involving collaborative partnerships between land grant universities and various nonprofit disability services organizations to promote independence for people in agriculture who want to continue farming and ranching after experiencing a disabling condition.
The Saline County Extension Office will be closed for the Saline County Fair beginning July 17 and will re-open on Tuesday, July 24.
The Saline County Fair is scheduled for July 17-22, 2018. You will find the fair schedule, fairbook, online entry and MORE here.
4-H(static & animals), FFA (static & animales) and Open Class Animal entries are to be made online by midnight Tuesday, June 26th. Instructions are located at the link above.
In October 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency required that soybean and cotton dicamba products (currently XtendiMax™, FeXapan™, and Engenia™) be classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). This change requires anyone purchasing and using these products to be a licensed certified applicator whether for private, commercial, or non‐commercial application. There was also a requirement by EPA for additional training on dicamba use for these three products. This is a special training which is different from the normal local, agronomy and restricted use pesticide certification meetings.
Jul 10 – Amit Jhala, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and extension weed management specialist, was awarded an Outstanding Associate Editor Award by the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. Read more
Jul 3 – Results from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2018 Custom Rates Survey indicate rising costs for machine hire operations and related services since the survey was last conducted two years ago. Read more