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 flights over...

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...

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 ...

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...

Ag Estate, Transition Planning Workshops at 5 Sites

If you're looking forward to passing on the family ag operation, register now for Farm and Ranch Estate and Transition Planning workshops for important information to smooth the transition. ...

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...

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...

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...

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,...