Gary Lesoing - Extension Educator

Gary Lesoing

Nebraska State SARE Coordinator

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1824 N St Auburn NE 68305-2395
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Twitter: @glesoing2

Figure 1. At the Rob and Trent Bohling Farm near Johnson a cover crop mix of oats, turnips, radishes, and volunteer wheat was planted after wheat and is being compared with an area with no cover crop. The experiment is to evaluate and compare crop yields and soil properties among three systems: cover crops, cover crops followed by grazing, and no cover crop. (Photos by Gary Lesoing)

Cover Crop Field Day and Tour Sept. 19 in Southeast Nebraska September 14, 2017

Nebraska Extension, North Central SARE, NRCS, and the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition are sponsoring a Cover Crop Field Day and Tour Tuesday, September 19 in southeast Nebraska. View multiple cover crop mixes and hear from researchers studying various aspects of their production and use.

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Eastern Nebraska wheat field that yielded more than 110 bu/ac.
Figure 1. High yields (more than 100 bushels per acre) were harvested in some eastern Nebraska winter wheat fields this year.

Recap of 2017 Eastern Nebraska Winter Wheat Crop August 31, 2017

While final USDA yield numbers aren't in yet, it looks like 2017 wheat yields could rival the 2016 yields in portions of eastern Nebraska, based on state variety trials and extension educator reports. See the breakdowns by district.

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Small Scale Farming Workshop April 8 March 29, 2017

Looking to learn how to produce your own food or start a diversified agriculture business on your acreage or in your backyard? UNL Extension will be hosting Small Spaces, Big Potential: a Small Scale Farming Workshop on Saturday, April 8.

The workshop will be held in Nebraska City at the Kimmel Education and Research Center (5985 G Road) beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

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Speaker to Explore Using No-till in Organic Farming February 22, 2017

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 2 at 1 p.m. when Randy Anderson of the USDA Agricultural Research Service will present on “No-till Organic Farming May Be Possible with a Systems Approach."

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Impact of Cover Crops on Corn and Soybean Yield in Nebraska On-Farm Research November 29, 2016

A review of studies in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network on the impacts of cover crops on subsequent corn and soybean yields at various locations in Nebraska.

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Map showing sites of Nebraska soybean fields in study of yield-limiting production factors
Map showing sites of Nebraska soybean fields in study of yield-limiting production factors

Help Us Identify Yield-Limiting Factors in Nebraska Soybean Fields October 5, 2016

Nebraska soybean producers are being asked to answer a survey about their soybean fields and contribute to a benchmark study of current soybean production in Nebraska. Researchers from 10 north central states, including Nebraska, are collecting the data to identify factors that may be impeding growers from reaching full yield. See what they've learned in the first two years of the study and how they hope to use the information.

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Cover Crop Field Day Sept. 7 in Western Nemaha County August 26, 2016

A Cover Crop Field Day, sponsored by Nebraska Extension and NRCS, will be Wednesday, September 7, at the Trent Bohling Farm in western Nemaha County. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. followed by the program at 10 a.m.

The Bohling farm is one mile west of the Highway 136 and Highway 105 junction. The field day site is 1/8 of a mile south of Highway 136 on 629 Avenue.  

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Soybean leaves with disease symptoms
Soybean leaves with disease symptoms

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