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   Welcome to part three of the micronutrients in soybeans column series. The last two weeks I introduced the series and discussed boron. I will quickly cover how chloride is essential to soybeans, known deficiencies and toxicities in the region, factors of chloride availability in soil, soil and plant tissue testing, and chloride fertilizer recommendations.

This training fulfills the need for the accredited food safety training required in LB 304, part of the Nebraska PureFood Act. This course is specific to Nebraska’s laws and may not reflect laws in other states or countries.

Are you interested in how agriculture technologies can improve nitrogen management on your farm?

The Wilber Pathway to Progress Committee is partnering with the City of Wilber, Faller Landscape & Nursery of York and University of Nebraska Extension for an outdoor tree planting educational event. The workshop for the general public and area master gardeners will be held Thursday, September 24th at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.at the renovated Wilber Community Lake. On the west side of Wilber at the intersection of Highway 41 and South Shimerda Street  (Czech Village Apartments), go one block south  and 1/4 block west.

Also on Thursday, September 24th Wilber Clatonia students in Mr. James Bates classes will learn about grow bag trees and the Rootmaker system and will help plant trees at 11:00 a.m. and 2:10 p.m.

The seminar will focus on landowner's considerations related to leasing land for utility scale solar development. Farmers, landowners, and their families have much to consider when considering long term land leases. This webinar will give an overview of solar development and touch on major issues to consider when negotiating a solar lease agreement.

This seminar is open to the public. Famers, landowners, and their families in areas with potential solar development are encouraged to register for the online webinar. 

The Nebraska Forest Service is announcing a week of online activities during its annual “Forest Fest” celebration!

Save the Dates: September 21st - 26th, 2020

Beginning Sunday, September 20th - Follow @NebraskaForests on social media for clues how you can win some Smokey Bear SWAG and other educational materials provided by the Nebraska Forest Service. The best #treeselfie submitted takes home a special prize! There will also be a virtual video tour and opportunities to engage directly with forestry staff about trees in your area.

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