Virtual Water & Crops Field DayPlease join us for the UNL West Central Research & Extension Center Virtual Water & Crops Field day on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Learn about pest management, water & nitrate management, and research updates from the area. No cost. Register by Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
Getting Started with Vegetable GardeningAre you wanting to start your own vegetable garden, but don't know where to begin? Visit our Veggie 101 to learn the basics of starting your garden. Learn the when, where, and how of vegetables.
New Webinar Series for Farm and Ranch ManagementThe Department of Ag Economics is launching a new webinar series to discuss COVID-19’s impact on farm/ranch management issues in Nebraska.
#socialdistancing: Create Physical Distance but Stay in TouchIt may be easier to stay six feet from the nearest person but that doesn’t mean that farmers and ranchers aren’t having to cope with uncertainty. Learning to recognize your stressors and how to manage stress can help you personally and those around you. If you recognize someone in distress, use a caring approach in listening to them, and then connect them to resources.
COVID-19 ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to COVID-19 for your family, your businesses, and your community.
Please join us for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory for the 21st Annual Open House Online Webinar sponsored by Elanco. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:25 AM - 2:30 PM (MDT).
To receive the webinar link please RSVP or e-mail email@example.com by August 25th.
The UNL West Central Research, Extension and Education Annual Water and Crops Field Day will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 beginning at 9 am - 12 pm (CDT). For more information or to register for this year's online virtual event visit: https://go.unl.edu/t5qq by August 25, 2020.
The Field Day will focus on "Using Precision Technology to Improve Profitability" with sessions on pest management, water and N management and research updates from the area.
Greg Kruger, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture explains spraying technique and environmental impact to North Platte Telegraph reporter Job Vigil. The full interview along with a video of the equipment in action can be found at nptelegraph.com
In a press release dated April 14, 2020, the Twin Platte Natural Resources District (TPNRD) reminds Chemigators that now is a good time to return their chemigation renewal permits mailed to them in early March. For those who have questions or need a new permit, call the TPNRD office at (308) 535-8080. Chemigation is defined as using an irrigation system to apply any crop fertilizer, or pesticide including but not limited to fungicides, herbicides, or insecticides labeled for such application onto land or crops.
LINCOLN – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman has issued an order easing restrictions on pesticide applicators whose licenses are up for renewal. The order temporarily postpones certain training requirements outlined in the Nebraska Pesticide Act and extends valid pesticide applicators’ licenses if conditions are met.
According to the order, people with valid commercial, non-commercial and private applicator licenses which expire on April 15, 2020, must notify NDA of their intent to renew their license and pay the required fees to NDA by May 15, 2020. Upon receipt of payment, NDA will allow the applicator to defer the required training for license renewals until April 15, 2021.