A challenging soybean harvest this fall is raising many storage and drying issues, including the potential for increased shatter losses, moisture variation, and storage losses. See these recommended drying times and temperatures for safer storage.
This Q&A addresses questions about baling soybean residue, including its nutrient value and comparison with other sources, economic value, and what should be considered when deciding whether to bale soybean residue.
With many of Nebraska’s acres in cover crop mixtures due to prevented planting, it's important to make a quick check of your acres after a freeze and before grazing or feeding as some plants may be hazardous if fed incorrectly.
For successful marestail management in the fall, apply herbicides after harvest while weather conditions remain favorable (air temperature above 50°F). Effective control now may negate the need for an early spring burndown application.
While the ARC and PLC programs under the new farm bill are similar to those in the previous farm bill, a few program changes coupled with changes in market conditions and outlook could significantly impact producer decisions. More farm bill meetings are scheduled for November through December.
While not widely used in Nebraska, adoption of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) will allow farmers and ranchers in Nebraska to make more informed decisions, contributing to greater short- and long-run profit.
The public is invited to UNL's East Campus Thursday, Oct. 24, to view and participate in the filming of the “U.S. Farm Report,” a syndicated television show focused on news from the agriculture and agribusiness.