Current market conditions for wheat along with the price and short availability of hay is setting up a scenario where the winter wheat crop may have more value for grazing or as a hay crop this spring than harvesting it for grain.
Wheat in eastern Nebraska is behind normal growth stage, but has good yield potential. Weather in late May and early June, as wheat enters the critical grain fill stage, will likely dictate final yield.
With freezing temperatures in the Panhandle May 1-2, wheat injury may have occurred. This guide addresses injury potential at various growth stages, factors contributing to injury, and why it's important to delay assessment for several days afterward.
After spring flooding, many river frontage pastures and crop fields were left with sand and silt deposits ranging from a few inches to up to three feet. Recovering that land for production will be the focus of a May 13 on-site workshop near Ravenna.
There’s still time to add an on-farm research component to your operation this year. Nebraska Extension educators can help design a project that yields reliable, field-tested data for your production decisions.
Scientists and engineers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service have developed a more precise method to determine a major factor in grain quality used to characterize the suitability of the wheat for processing into foods.
Chuck Hibberd, dean and director of Nebraska Extension, was recently inducted into the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Hall of Fame for his exceptional contribution to the institute's mission.