2017 Archive

April 14, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Planting soybean after soybean (parts 1 & 2): Planting considerations and in-season management; starter fertilizer: when is it warranted?
Farm Management: Post-harvest grain marketing: cleaning out corn and soybean bins; farm program payments and projections for the Nebraska Panhandle
Cover Crops: Terminating a cereal rye cover crop — things to consider
Climate: Nebraska springs becoming warmer and wetter; potential impact on crops from changes in spring climate trends
Insect Management: Japanese beetles migrating westward; NDA regulatory, inspection efforts to track Japanese beetle
Research: USDA ERS: Mergers and competition in seed and agricultural chemical markets
Alfalfa & Grass Production: Firm seedbeds for planting grasses and alfalfa; putting carryover hay to good use; wrapping hay to beat the weather
Crop Reports: USDA NASS -- wheat condition similar to last week
IANR & Extension: Beneficial Insects Symposium Saturday, April 15 in Lincoln; Market Journal on water and food security with A.G. Kawamura; marestail control, 2018 Farm Bill; market analysis; forecast; Kawamura: Successful Agriculture Sustains Civilization, a report from the April 12 Heuermann Lecture (IANR News Release); Water and Irrigation Specialist to Join Panhandle REC
AgNews: Grant Program for Hop Growers, Craft Brewers

April 7, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Making data-driven decisions on soybean inoculation; developing a joint ownership agreement for shared machinery; crop sequence: a long-term decision that impacts annual profitability and risk
Weed Management: Keys to managing herbicide resistance in soybeans; planting interval of corn and soybean after 2,4-d/dicamba burndown application; vententata, an invasive weed
Wheat Production: Wheat disease update
Weather: Continued rains in early April forecast; possible snow mid-month
Alfalfa Production: Applying manure before seeding alfalfa
Crop Reports: Nebraska Extension Reports; Nebraska Winter Wheat 47% Good to Excellent; US & Nebraska Prospective Plantings: Record Soybean Acreage; USDA: US and Nebraska Grain Stock Reports as of March 1
Market Journal: grain and hog markets, yield loss from weeds, research results from the 2016 Soybean Management Field Days, and the forecast for the coming week.
IANR & Extension: New Nebraska Extension publications: Planning the Transition to Organic Crop Production; Soil Management for Increased Organic Matter; Management of Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot of Soybean; and Observed Space and Time Changes in Air Temperatures and Daily Temperature Range for the Great Plans; Ecological Pest Management and Beneficial Insects Topics of April 14, 15 Programs
Research Updates: Crop Protection Contributions toward Agricultural Productivity, a CAST paper; KU on how "Weather Whiplash" will Degrade Midwest's Drinking Water
AgNews: Registration Open for National Irrigation Academy for Educators

March 31, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: 10 years of research shows benefit of reducing soybean seeding rates; reducing costs with high-speed, high-capacity dryers
Climate: View talks by UNL and ISU climatologists on how you can use climate data to manage risk; climatologist predicts a stormy spring
Insect Management: DuPont Pioneer researcher to speak on emerging technologies in insect pest management
Market Journal: Scouting winter wheat for disease; NRCS and controlling ephermeral erosion; weather updates on a regional and seasonal scale; the state weather forecast; and a cattle market analysis.
USDA Crop Reports: Wheat condition, soil moisture; Nebraska and US Prospective Plantings for 2017; US and Nebraska Grain Stock Report
IANR & Extension: UNL Potato Specialist Alex Pavlista retires after 50 years in research; water and global resources focus of April Heuermann Lecture; Small Scale Farming Workshop April 8; Quicken classes in April for Farm, Ranch Record Keeping

March 24, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Which Bt traits do you need to buy for your fields?; caution urged on farm leases; reducing the cost of planting roundup ready alfalfa; reducing on-farm drying costs; reducing drying time and energy cost by filling bins in layers
Wheat Production: Cutworm scouting urged in western Nebraska wheat and alfalfa; start scouting for wheat diseases now; cornhusker economics: costs of reducing potential nitrogen pollution in wheat production
Weed Management: Status of herbicide-resistant weeds in Nebraska
Alfalfa & Pasture Management: Pre-season alfalfa irrigation may be advisable; consider planting grass-alfalfa mixtures this year; use care with prescribed burns of CRP, pastures
IANR & Extension: Market Journal segments on drones in agriculture, grain markets; manure applications for crops; weed management for 2017, and the forecast; LEAD Fellowship Applications due June 15; program on drones in ag April 6 in Harrisburg

March 17, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Building resiliency when stressful times strain you and your family; a checklist for farm/ranch debt workout; a farmer's perspective: increase profitability with on-farm research; repair leaky gates/gaskets and eliminate a set; using cutoff ratio to fine-tune furrow irrigations
Farm Management: Agricultural land values decline an average of 10%; cash rental rates also drop
Field Pea Production: Field pea rotational costs and benefits; field pea seeding rates, seeding depth, and inoculant
Weed Management: Glyphosate-resistant palmer amaranth confirmed in south-central Nebraska; Video: UNL Weed scientists on Weed Resistance
Sorghum Production: 2016 Sorghum Variety Test Results
Alfalfa, Pasture & Forage Management: Pasture rental rates, converting cropland to pasture
Pesticide Safety: Chemical-resistant gloves may help prevent Parkinson's
Market Journal: segments on cover crops and the practice of "planting green"; farm financial tune-up; grain market analysis; the Rural Futures Institute; and the forecast for next week

March 10, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Maximizing soil quality benefits of manure applications; understanding Nebraska farm credit mediation
Nutrient Management: Nitrogen extenders and additives for field crops; understanding soil test reports (Ag Almanac)
Corn Production: UNL Crop Management Contest (UNL-TAPS)
Weed Management: Scouting for and controlling glyphosate-resistant marestail; new soybean herbicides; detecting invasive species: Medusahead
Alfalfa Management: Checking alfalfa for winter injury
Water Management: State groundwater levels still recovering from 2012 drought
Sorghum Production: View presentations from the 2017 Sorghum Symposium
Organic Production: Planning the transition to organic crop production
Extension & IANR: Rescheduled On-Farm Research Results Meeting in Alliance; "Improving Agriculture, Improving Lives" theme of Women in Agriculture Conference in Sidney; Grain Marketing Workshops; Ag Quicken Workshops; Market Journal on managing non-Bt corn, terminating cover crops, fertilizing pastures, the cattle market, and the forecast for next week; Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement; Nebraska LEAD director recognized

March 3, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Postponing phosphorus, potassium, and sulfur fertilizer applications; improving soybean profitability by managing SCN; finding win-win opportunities for manure; how skip-row corn provides improved drought tolerance in dryland corn; recommendations for implementing and fertilizing skip-row corn; giving your farm a financial tune-up; ag refinancing options
Farm Management: Projected corn and soybean prices for 2017 crop insurance plus volatility factors; Syngenta litigation update; Q&A on the IRS Portability Rule
Market Journal: Market analysis of corn and soybean prices; a look at Nebraska's leading economic indicator; soybean seed treatments; cow-calf management; and the weather forecast
Corn Production: New Hybrid-Maize improves corn yield predictions under drought stress
Nutrient Management: New NebGuide: Soil Management for Increased Soil Organic Matter
Forage, Alfalfa & Pasture Production: Frost seeding legumes into pastures
Nebraska Extension: Field Scout Training for Pest Managers March 14; Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety Classes; Course on Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

February 24, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Rotation impact on irrigated corn and soybean yields in Nebraska; research on cutting fertilizer n rates in corn after alfalfa
Weed Management: Q&A on kochia control; downy brome control
Corn Production: New corn herbicides for 2017; update on bacterial leaf streak of corn in Nebraska
Farm Management: Stabilizing your farm's financial condition and profitability CropWatch: New Nebraska soil temperature resources
Precision Agriculture: Precision Ag Makes Farming more Sustainable, Profitable
Market Journal: Corn and soybean market analysis, the outlook for spring weather, alfalfa survival, managing resistant weeds, and next week's forecast
IANR & Extension: UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update March 2; March 2 speaker to explore using no-till in organic farming
New Nebraska Extension Ag Publications: Insecticide Mode of Action Classification for Nebraska Field Crops (G2066); Understanding Soil Water Sensors for Irrigation Management (EC3002); Common Grasses of Nebraska (EC 170); Estimated Costs of Producing Hops in Nebraska (EC3010)

February 17, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Losing your operating credit and using loan subordination
Dry Bean & Dry Pea Production: New chickpea cultivar New Hope
Disease Management: SCN now confirmed in 58 counties; announcing the 7th Annual SCN 'Tode Awards
Water Resources: Status of North Platte River basin and reservoirs
Forage & Alfalfa Production: Be alert to risk of alfalfa winter injury; dormant spraying weeds in alfalfa.
Market Journal: property tax reform, precision ag tools, an update from IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm, the hog markets, and the forecast for next week.
Farm Management: Farm Succession/Estate Planning Workshops Set
Crop Report: Number of Nebraska farms decreases in 2016

February 10, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Comparing generic and name brand pesticides; what to consider before co-signing a loan
Corn Production: What to plan for if you’re planting non-Bt traited corn for 2017; Cornhusker Economics on distillers' dried grains export market
Soybean Production: A quick look at soybean production in Brazil; Nebraska Soybean Grower Survey
On-Farm Research: Growers statewide to share research results; meet Bryon Chvatal, a Nebraska on-farm researcher
Weather: As temperatures warm, spring conditions could turn wet
Market Journal: View segments on soybean production strategies in a tight-margin year; the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network result meetings; grazing cover crops; the farm income forecast and market analysis; and the forecast for the coming week.

February 3, 2017

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Tools & strategies for ag producers; using the 2017 crop budgets to focus on costs; using herbicide prices and efficacy ratings to select for top value
Weed Management: 2017 chart for selection of herbicides based on site of action; Jhala receives early career Outstanding Weed Scientist Award
Farm Management: Women in Agriculture Conference Feb. 23-24; Grain Marketing Workshops continue next week in eastern Nebraska
Nebraska Extension Pest of the Month: Japanese Beetle
Wheat Production: USDA NASS reports wheat condition
Rural Solar Energy: Solar land leases: considerations in Nebraska; Extension workshop on adding solar electric systems for farms, ranches, and homes
IANR & Extension: Wilber Crop Clinic

January 27, 2017

Wheat Production: Growers urged to keep a watchful eye for wheat viruses this spring
Corn Production: Winners of Innovative Youth Corn Challenge; Handy Bt Trait Table revised for 2017
Cover Crops: Nebraska Cover Crop Conference Feb. 14
Precision Agriculture: NeATA Conference topics
Farm Management: Pre-harvest marketing strategies in years with high ending stocks; plan for drought when negotiating your pasture lease; register now for Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics in February
Dry Bean Production: Dry Bean Grower's Event Feb. 7 in Gering
Conservation: NDA funding available for buffer strips; windbreak renovation workshops in southeast Nebraska
IANR & Extension: Market Journal segments on recent grain market price movements, Brazilian soybeans, and the Keystone XL Pipeline; Southeast Nebraska Sprayer Clinic Feb. 8; Grain Marketing Workshops 

January 20, 2017

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources: University leaders to meet with public during 11-city Nebraska tour; Nebraska Extension readies people, resources to aid farmers facing stressful loan renewal season; new IANR Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm speaks to faculty, staff

January 13, 2017

Farm Management: Preparing for farm loan renewal time
Estate Planning: Nebraska's estate plan for your farm; estate planning workshops in January and February
Pesticide Education: Revisions to Worker Protection Standard effective January 2017
Nutrient Management: 2017 Nutrient Management Record-Keeping Calendars now available
Youth: Apply now for Innovative Youth Corn Challenge
Crop Reports: USDA final crop production report for 2016
IANR & Extension: Heuermann Lecturer and FFA CEO Mark Poeschl urges all to take responsibility in feeding the world

January 6, 2017

Weed Management: Nebraska Extension pest of the month: horseweed; management of ALS-resistant Palmer amaranth and waterhemp in the Panhandle
Insect Management: Western bean cutworm: pest status & ipm options webcast; biology and economics of recommendations for insecticide-based management of soybean aphid
Irrigation Technology: CornSoyWater: an online app to aid in irrigation management 
Soil Fertility & Management: The long view of nitrogen recommendations from Nebraska Extension, including a bibliography of associated research and publications.
Farm Management: Workshops on Using Quicken; Farm Business Succession and Estate Planning Workshops 
Sorghum Production: Sorghum Symposiums 
Organic Production: New financial assistance for organic producers 
Market Journal: Segments on cover crops, Enogen feed corn, the ag economy, and the forecast for next week