CropWatch Feb. 3, 2017
Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy
- Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy: Tools & Strategies for Ag Producers. With this week's newsletter, Nebraska Extension introduces a new series of educational materials in response to the economic downturn and focused on research-based information to help reduce input costs, increase efficiencies, and improve profitability.
- Using the 2017 Crop Budgets to Focus on Costs. These resources can be a valuable tool to assess your costs or to test cost implications of changes you're considering for your farm.
- Using Herbicide Prices and Efficacy Ratings to Select for Top Value. Follow these steps to select products most cost effective against the specific weed problems you face.
- 2017 Chart for Selection of Herbicides Based on Site of Action. To avoid development of herbicide-resistant weed populations, use this chart from the national Take Action on Weeds initiative to avoid repeated use of the same mode of action and site of action.
- Jhala Receives Early Career Outstanding Weed Scientist Award
- Registration Opens for Women in Agriculture Conference Feb. 23-24. A great line-up of speakers and topics ranging from farmland values to resistance management.
- Grain Marketing Workshops Continue Next Week in Eastern Nebraska.
Nebraska Extension Pest of the Month
- Japanese Beetle. A newer pest in corn and soybeans but an old foe in horticultural plants
Rural Solar Energy
- Solar Land Leases: Considerations in Nebraska. What to discuss before signing on the dotted line.
- Extension Workshop on Adding Solar Electric Systems for Farms, Ranches, and Homes
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