The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging commercial specialty crop growers - those who sell a portion of their crop - to sign up for DriftWatch-BeeCheck. Specialty crops include beehives, grapes, other fruits, hemp, vegetables, greenhouses/high tunnels, nursery crops, tree/nut orchards, fish farms, non-specialty certified organic and transition to certified organic crops, and an ‘other’ category, which could include plants grown for seed, cut flowers, flowers for scented products, woody florals, etc. This is a free, voluntary tool to increase communication between commercial specialty crop growers and nearby pesticide applicators to reduce incidents of pesticide
Water & Crops Field DayThe UNL West Central Research, Extension and Education Center Water & Crops Field day was held on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Soil Health and Issues in Agriculture were the topics of the Field Day.
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The Water and Crops Field Day was held on August 26th at West Central Research Extension and Education Center. Highlights from the Day . . .
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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Montana State University and Oregon State University will collectively receive $3 million per year for five years from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service for the establishment of a Western Rangeland Livestock Center.
The UNL TAPS Summer Event was held on June 24, 2021 at West Central Research Extension and Education Center. The day brought agricultural producers and company representatives together to learn more about sensors, crop diagnostic analysis and marketing insights. This first time event featured the "Agronomic Olympics" that tested producers on ther knowledge and abiltiy to identify various weeds, as well as other subjects. The workshop proved to be informative as well as a fun event. Daran Rudnick said the event was meant to highlight technology that TAPS participants and partners could use in managing crops as part of the competition as well as their own private operation.