Advisory: Chilling Injury in Corn, Soybeans

Chilling Injury in Corn and Soybeans April 22, 2015 If you're considering going to the field this week to start planting, be sure to check predicted temperatures for the critical 48...

May 12 Field Crop Scout Training

Nebraska Extension Offers May Field Crop Scout Training April 22, 2015 Register now for Crop Scout Training to be held May 12 at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center...

Understanding the Enlist™ Weed Control System

Figure 1. A. Untreated control; B. Control of glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed in Enlist soybean with Sonic at 4.5 oz/acre (pre-emergence) and Enlist Duo at 75 fl oz/acre...

Nebraska Crop and Soil Moisture Update (4-20-15)

Nebraska Crop and Soil Moisture Update For the week ending April 19,  clear conditions during the first part of the week allowed fieldwork to advance, but gave way to rain which...

Study Initiated on Using Cover Crops in Corn and Soybean Systems

Study Initiated on Cover Crops in Corn and Soybean Systems Cover crops have been described as the "newest old concept" in farming. While this addition is not an entirely new idea, the number...

Update on Planting Conditions 2015

Update on Planting Conditions April 7, 2015 Conditions in many areas may be right to start planting corn, but that doesn't tell the whole story.  One-day soil temperatures on...

National Cover Crop Survey

National Cover Crop Survey April 10, 2015 Farmers are invited to participate in the 2014-15 national cover crop survey . The online survey is conducted by Conservation Technology...

New Soybean Herbicides for 2015

New Soybean Herbicides for 2015 April 10, 2015 Several new herbicides were recently registered for weed control in soybean. These new herbicides do not have an active ingredient with...

Irrigation Specialist Joins UNL Panhandle Faculty

Irrigation Specialist Joins UNL Panhandle Faculty Amir Haghverdi will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff this...

Seeding Alfalfa No-Till

Seeding Alfalfa No-Till Most plantings of alfalfa begin with a conventionally tilled and prepared seedbed. No-till might be just as good and particularly cost-effective this year. With less...

2015 Handy Bt Trait Table

2015 Edition of Handy Bt Trait Table Now Available April 3, 2015 For several years the Handy Bt Trait Table has been published by Chris DiFonzo, Michigan State University...

Considerations for Pasture Leases

Considerations for Pasture Leases April 3, 2015 It is appropriate to review typical lease arrangements for pastures from time to time.  With more education in the area of...

Chemigation Training Added at Scottsbluff

Chemigation Training Added at Scottsbluff April 2, 2015 Due to heavy demand, an additional chemigation certification training will be held at Scottsbluff. The training will be...

Nebraska Extension Pesticide Container Recycling

Pesticide Container Recycling at 26 Sites Across the State Packaging up rinsed pesticide containers for recycling. Recycling Program Tips Related Nebraska Extension...

Resistance Problems Not Limited to Weeds and Insects

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...

Extension Offers Tractor Safety Courses for Teens

Extension Offers Tractor Safety Course for Teens Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety/Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at seven locations in Nebraska in May and June.  Any 14-...

USDA NASS Wheat Condition Report

Just 34% of State's Winter Wheat Good to Excellent Nebraska winter wheat condition rated 11% very poor, 18% poor, 37% fair, 31% good, and 3% excellent, according to a March 30 report from...

2015 Youth Corn Challenge

4th Annual Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Corn Board are offering the fourth Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest. This contest, open to 4-H members (age...

PLC May Benefit Banner, Dawes, and Deuel Dryland Corn Acres

PLC May Benefit Banner, Dawes, and Deuel Dryland Corn Acres March 6, 2015 Farm owners with non-irrigated corn base acres in Banner, Dawes, and Deuel counties may receive higher...

2014 ARC-CO Corn Payments Expected for Nebraska Panhandle

2014 ARC-CO Corn Payments Expected for Nebraska Panhandle March 6, 2015 Based on 2014 county corn yields released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and current price projections,...

5 Cover Crop Studies from 2014 Show Varied Results

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network March 6, 2015 Five growers worked with the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network in 2014 to assess the use of cover crops for their farming...

Hall of Agricultural Achievement Honors Johanns, 11 New Members

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns was recently honored by the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement for being an advocate of agriculture throughout a lifetime of public service. The Nebraska...

2015 Annie's Project

Annie's Project to Empower Farm and Ranch Women in Business March 16, 2015 Nebraska Extension is excited to offer Annie's Project in Scottsbluff this April and May. Annie's Project...

2015 LEAD Applications

Applications Available for IANR Ag Leadership Program March 16, 2015 Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Group 35 are now available...

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Slip 3% in Last Year

March 4, 2015 After five years of increases in Nebraska farmland values, the state average dropped 3%, according to preliminary findings from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. ...

Delay Prescribed Grassland Burns

Prescribed burning of CRP or pasture can improve stands, prepare them for interseeding, control weeds and trees, enhance wildlife habitat, and improve forage quality.  But it must be done...

Market Journal: Corn Seeding Rates, WASDE, Farm Program

Market Journal Takes a Closer Look at Corn Seeding Rates, WASDE Report View the full March 13 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. ...

A Historical Overview of Fertilizer Use

Almost 8,000 years ago farmers recognized its value. March 15, 2015 This is the first of a three-part series. With the fertilizer application season approaching, it is once...

2015 Crop Insurance Projected Prices

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) uses the futures market to determine crop insurance projected prices. Average futures settlement prices during February determine both corn and soybean projected...

Expert: Americans' Acceptance of Climate Change Increasing

March 12, 2015 Everyone should take a course in climate change 101, a widely recognized expert on public opinion of the topic said Tuesday. Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the...

2014 Farm Program Yield Updating

The 2014 farm bill provides landowners a one-time opportunity to update the program payment yields for the commodities they grow on the farm.  As a default, landowners may choose to retain...

Q&A on Responding to Uninvited Drones over Livestock

Q: Can a rancher, feedlot or dairy legally shoot down a drone flying over its operation? Shared by Dee Griffin DVM, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center ...

Settler CL Most Popular Winter Wheat for 2015

March 10, 2015 Settler CL was the most popular winter wheat variety planted for the 2015 Nebraska winter wheat crop, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. ...

4 Steps to Ensuring Forage Stand Success

To get a great alfalfa field, you need successful stand establishment. This starts with proper site selection and seedbed preparation. (Photo courtesy Market Journal) March 6,...

Soil Test New and Established Alfalfa

March 6, 2015 Alfalfa is a hungry crop and often needs to be fertilized in the spring to produce a profitable yield. With increasing fertilizer costs and strong land use competition...

Nebraska Ag Climate Update for February 2015

Extension Educator Tyler Williams reviews trends in February's weather, the forecast for March, and what to expect for Easter.

Research Identifies Attributes of Industrial Byproduct for Soils

Figure 1. Freshly delivered lime-stabilized spent microbial biomass (LSSMB). Figure 2. Remnants of LSSMB pile delivered in the fall of 2012 and remaining in the...

Get a Head Start and Dormant Spray For Weeds in Alfalfa

Timing is crucial when controlling winter annual weeds in alfalfa. Be prepared to take advantage of nice weather when you can get it in the next few weeks to control weeds before alfalfa greens...

Nebraska Crop, Livestock, Soil Moisture Reports

March 2, 2015 As we near the start of spring, Nebraska topsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 30% short, and 66% adequate, according to today's Nebraska report from the USDA...

UNL CropWatch Feb. 20-27, 2015

UNL researchers conduct research with unmanned aerial vehicles for agricultural and natural resource applications and this week answer a question on uninvited drone...

Feb. 27 Market Journal: Soybean Seed Treatments, Keystone XL Pipeline

View the full Feb. 27 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. Feb. 27, 2015 The latest USDA Cattle on Feed Report...

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...

Use UNL's SoyWater to Schedule Irrigation, Guide Decision-Making

Get the most from your irrigations with SoyWater, an easy to use, irrigation management tool. It provides timely crop water use information specific to your field and this year's growing...

UNL Study Characterizes Genetic Resistance to Wheat Disease

A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern...

Corn and Soybean Herbicide Options for Planting Cover Crops for Forage in Fall

Feb. 25, 2015 When growers add cover crops, it's important to select and manage the crop according to the primary objective for the crop. Cover crops usually are planted to benefit the...

Next Heurmann Lecture: Climate Change in the American Mind

A nationally renowned climatologist will be the next Heuermann Lecture speaker in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Anthony...

Chemigation Certification Training in Western Nebraska

Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions from early March through early April at Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance and Valentine. Producers who...

Market Journal: Kub Analyzes Planted Acre Projections

View the full Feb. 20 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. Feb. 20, 2015 On this week's Market Journal Elaine...