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...

Keep Stored Grain Cool and Dry to Extend Storage

Feb. 20, 2015 Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures fluctuate and eventually start to warm this spring, a North Dakota State University Extension Service...

SCN Update: 6th Annual 'Tode Awards Announced

Ten years ago, the Nebraska Soybean Board started an extremely successful program to provide free soil analysis for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) for Nebraska soybean farmers. Soil samples were...

Nebraska Loses 500 Farms/Ranches from 2013

Nebraska's number of farms and ranches declined during 2014, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the state, at 49,100, was down 500...

Nebraska No-till Conferences Feb. 23, 24

Using No-till and Building Soil Health Dan Forgey, manager of Cronin Farms near Gettysburg, S.D., is showing a no-till wheat field to some Nebraskans on a no-till bus tour. ...

UNL CropWatch Feb. 6-13, 2015

Nebraska Extension Educator Tyler Williams reviews the ups and downs of Nebraska weather in January and shares 30- and 90-day forecasts. Read more Feb. 6-13, 2015 Farm...

Domina to Discuss Changing Face of Agriculture Feb. 20

David A. Domina, trial lawyer at Domina Law Group in Omaha, will present "Consolidation, Merger, Market Domination and Agriculture's Changing Face" at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Hardin Hall...

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...

UNL CropWatch Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20-30, 2015 Farm Management Farm Bill FAQs: Yield Update Farm Bill FAQs: Base Acre Reallocation Farm Bill FAQs: Price Loss Coverage Program Farm...

Feb. 13 Market Journal: Crop Research Updates

View the full Feb. 13 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. Feb. 13 2015 On this week's Market Journal Nebraska...

Retiring High Plains Ag Lab Farm Manager Reflects on 40 Years

The High Plains Ag Lab north of Sidney, operated by the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be 45 years old this year. For nearly 40 of those years, Tom Nightingale managed...

Tom Nightingale

Tom Nightingale

Tom Nightingale, who is retiring after being farm manager at the High Plains Ag Lab for 40 years

New K-State Experimental Grain Sorghum Lines Show High Yield Potential

In theory, grain sorghum should yield just as much as corn in Kansas, given the same amount of fertilizer and with substantially less water, according to Kansas State University agronomist...

High Plains Ag Lab Building to be Named for Fenster

The new office and laboratory building at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Agricultural Laboratory (HPAL) near Sidney will be named the Charles R. Fenster Building in recognition...

Is Roundup Ready Alfalfa the Right Choice?

If you're planting new alfalfa fields this spring, consider your needs and costs when selecting traits. Roundup Ready varieties will allow for easy control of most weeds, but easy weed...

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...

Feb. 13 Wilber Crop Clinic Focuses on the Bottom Line

Feb. 6, 2015 The 2015 Wilber Crop Clinic will cover a range of timely topics on the theme "Focusing On Our Bottom Line." The event will begin with registration, viewing of sponsor...