Women in Agriculture Conference on Making Better Ag Business Decisions

Jan. 27, 2015 Nebraska women will learn how to plan and make better business decisions for their farms and ranches, their communities, their families and themselves at the 30th Women in...

Landlord/Tenant Lease Workshops Scheduled

Jan. 27, 2015 Nebraska Extension will be hosting Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshops this February-March to help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for both...

Farm Bill Frequently Asked Questions: Yield Update

Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill education team has been on the road talking with producers about the 2014 Farm Bill. This is one of a series of articles clarifying...

Farm Bill FAQs: Base Acre Reallocation

Jan. 16, 2015 Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill education team has been on the road talking with producers about the 2014 Farm Bill. This is one of a series of...

Farm Bill FAQs: County Agriculture Risk Coverage Program

Jan. 27, 2015 Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill Education Team has been on the road talking with producers about the 2014 Farm Bill. This is one of a series of...

UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update Jan. 27

The latest results from crop and livestock research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney will be among topics at this year's research update Tuesday,...

Market Journal: Managing Rootworms; Assessing Pasture Quality

View the full Jan. 23 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. Jan. 23, 2015 On this week's Market Journal Nebraska...

Strategies and Tactics for Rootworm Management in Bt Corn

Jan. 21, 2015 To help U.S. corn growers and consultants tackle growing insect resistance to Bt corn, university researchers have developed an online seminar series titled " Corn Rootworm...

Weather Outlook Uncertain, but Storms Could Lie Ahead

Jan. 23, 2015 Our meteorological winter has reached its midpoint and Nebraska has been fortunate enough to have escaped the endless string of bitter cold temperatures we experienced last...

Nebraska On-Farm Research Updates at 3 Sites

Could you benefit from conducting on-farm research? Learn from other producers about what they learned in 2014. Schedule Programs will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all...

February Farm Finance and Legal Aid Clinics

One-on-one, confidential Farm Finance Clinics will be held at several sites this month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch...

Center Pivot Irrigation Management Short Course

Enhancing the Value of Water through Advanced Irrigation Management   Updated Jan. 21, 2015 Feb. 6 — Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center on the Northeast Community...

Cornhusker Economics: What to Consider When Fertilizing Nebraska Sandhills Subirrigated Meadows for Hay Production

Jan. 21, 2015 "With the ever-changing value of hay and input costs, those producers who use their subirrigated meadows to produce hay may often wonder if they should apply fertilizer...

Nebraska Ag Technology Conference Feb. 4-5

Keep up with emerging ag technologies for your farm at the 2015 Nebraska Agriculture Technology Association Conference Feb. 4-5 in Grand Island. Chuck Hibberd ...

Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers March 5

Nebraska Extension will be hosting Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers March 5 at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead. The event begins with registration at 8:30 and...

Monsanto Funds Western Corn Rootworm Research at UNL

UNL scientists are mounting new research and grower education efforts against one of corn's most pernicious pests, the western corn rootworm, amid indications across the Corn Belt that it has...

UNL CropWatch January 9, 2015

On this week's Market Journal Roy Smith discusses the grain market and strategies to plan when to sell last year's crop. January 9, 2015 Soybean Production Resistance Problems...

DriftWatch Updated, Improved

Figure 1. Sample map showing pesticide-sensitive sites in Nebraska. Jan. 20, 2015 Commercial applicators and farmers alike can benefit from recent changes to DriftWatch,...

Register Now for Precision Ag Data Management Workshops

Learn how to extract more information from your precision ag data at one of 10 Nebraska Extension workshops this winter. Figure 1. Learn how to use yield, soil, imagery, and other...

Farm Bill FAQs: Price Loss Coverage Program

Jan. 20, 2015 Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill education team has been on the road talking with producers about the 2014 Farm Bill. This is one of a series of...

How Much will Dropping Fuel Prices Affect Your Bottom Line?

For one common pivot-irrigated corn scenario, a change in diesel fuel from $3.25 per gallon to $2.35 per gallon would drop the cash cost of production from $2.98/bu to $2.84/bu, said Nebraska...

Genetically Engineered Animals Could Help Ease World Hunger

Jan. 16, 2015 Genetically engineered food animals could provide a sustainable means to feed a fast-growing world population, yet regulatory hurdles keep such animals off the market,...

USDA Reports Confirm Big Corn and Soybean Harvests

Jan. 12, 2015 Corn Corn for grain production in Nebraska based on year-end surveys is estimated at 1.6 billion bushels, down 1% from 2013, according to USDA's National Agricultural...

UNL CropWatch May 23, 2014

How well will frost-damaged corn survive? See related stories below. May 23, 2014 Corn Q&A on Survival of Frost-Damaged Corn . Will dead leaf tissue wrapped around green...

UNL Nitrogen Loss Assessment Tool (N-LAT) Excel

N-LAT estimates average nitrogen (N) loss over several years for corn and soybean production to leaching, volatilization, denitrification, and nitrous oxide emission for specific field-management...

Nebraska Extension Crops in Social Media

From Nebraska Extension specialists and educators Blogs Ag Climate Nebraska with Extension Educator Tyler Williams Crop Tech Cafe with Extension Educators Nathan Mueller and...

Nebraska Grain & Hay Stocks as of Dec. 1, 2014

Jan. 12, 2015 Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2014 totaled 1.29 billion bushels, up 3% from 2013, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of...

2015 Dry Edible Bean Day Jan. 13 at Gering

The 2015 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will feature advice for producers, research updates, news about health benefits, and reports from the state commission and U.S. Dry Bean Council. It...

Zonate Leaf Spot in Sorghum

Zonate Leaf Spot By Jim Stack, former UNL Extension Plant Pathologist and current Kansas State University Extension Plant Pathologist Pathogen Gloeocercospora sorghi D....

Sooty Stripe in Sorghum

Sooty Stripe By Jim Stack, former UNL Extension Plant Pathologist and current Kansas State University Extension Plant Pathologist Pathogen Ramulispora sorghi (Ell. & Ev.) L....

Ergot in Sorghum

Ergot By Jim Stack, former UNL Extension Plant Pathologist and current Kansas State University Extension Plant Pathologist Pathogen Claviceps africana () G. W. Wils. Fungal...

Resistance Problems Not Limited to Weeds and Insects

It is easy to see when weeds or insects develop resistance to a herbicide or insecticide. The weeds or insects are easy to spot in the field. Even some plant diseases are becoming resistant to...

Market Journal: Roy Smith on Marketing Corn

View the full Jan. 9 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. Jan. 9, 2015 On this week's Market Journal Roy Smith,...

2014 CropWatch News Articles

Dec. 19, 2014 Farm Management: U pdating price benchmarks Weed Management: Panhandle weed scientist Bob Wilson Retires; weed and insect resistance a growing problem; register now for...

UNL CropWatch December 2014

Dec. 19, 2014 Farm Management Congress Extends Ag Tax Provisions to Dec. 31 , including enhanced levels of Section 179 expense election and bonus depreciation. See what...

Ag Land Lease Considerations for 2015

Crop Production Clinics Continue in January This is excerpted from the Nebraska Extension 2015 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings. See meeting schedule and more at ...

January Farm Finance Clinics

One-on-one, confidential Farm Finance Clinics will be held at several sites this month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch...

Youth Soil Quality Lessons with Videos

Additional Resources Nebraska Ag Teacher Bucket Kit Contents Soil Health Quick Tests Soil Test Bucket Overview Youth Soil Quality Lessons and...

Weed and Insect Resistance A Growing Problem

Weed resistance to herbicides is not a new thing. It began to occur as soon as man started using chemicals for weed control. Back in the mid-1950s, weed scientists predicted that repeated use of...

Diseases in Damaged Corn

Recent severe weather presents special challenges to crop production. Specifically, there are numerous corn diseases that can develop in wounded corn, some of which are already beginning in corn...

Land Application Training in January, February

Transforming manure into improved crop yields while protecting the environment will be the focus of nine Nebraska Extension workshops scheduled for January and February. The programs are for...

Updating Price Benchmarks

Figure 1. December 2015 corn price distribution Figure 2. November 2015 soybean price distribution. Figure 3. July 2015 Kansas City wheat price distribution Looking...

Panhandle Weed Scientist Bob Wilson Retires

He has seen it all — from major advances in herbicides to more integrated weed management strategies   Balance is one of the guiding principles for Robert Wilson, who is...

2015 Nebraska Crop Production Budgets

How could changes in fertilizer and fuel costs affect your operation in 2015? What will happen if you eliminate or add a trip through the field or change a practice? ...

Private Pesticide Safety Training Offered from UNL Extension

Pesticide safety education training sessions start in January for Nebraska's  private pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification for licenses expiring in...

Market Journal Assesses Beef, Grain Markets

View the full Dec. 19 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. Dec. 12, 2014 On this week's Market Journal Mike...

Fremont Corn Expo Jan. 8: Strategies to Stay Competitive

Ruth MacDonald Information to improve corn production, marketing, and utilization will be the focus of the Jan. 8 Fremont Corn Expo.  The program will help farmers and...

Farm Bill Computer Decision Aid Workshop

The Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center and Nebraska Extension are teaming up to present a comprehensive Farm Bill Decision Aid computer workshop.  The hands-on training for...

New Forage Specialist to Join Panhandle REC Faculty

Mitchell B. Stephenson will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center next spring as a range and forage management specialist. ...