#NField Observations for June 2021
Each week Nebraska Extension professionals share their field observations on Twitter. You can find these reports by searching the hashtag #NField on Twitter or by checking back here.
#NField Reports - June 26-June 30, 2021
This week, Nebraska Extension Educator Ben Beckman discusses adjusting your grazing strategies to combat complications brought on by the weather.
Grazing management requires adapting to what Mother Nature throws our way. Some simple rules of thumb on #Nfield— Ben Beckman (@HuskerHerdsman) June 26, 2021
Dry Slow Down Rotations(dormant plants can be grazed harder)
Wet Speed Up Rotations(come back for the regrowth)@UNLBeef @UNL_CropWatch @ForagesGuy pic.twitter.com/8bAEy3FJwF
#NField Reports - June 20-June 25, 2021
This week, Nebraska Extension Range and Forage Specialist Jerry Volesky reviews tips for identification of toxic plants in pastures and how to recognize if an animal has consumed a poisonous substance.
Toxic plants can be a hazard in pastures. Dr. Jerry Volesky gives us some tips on #Nfield— UNL Beef Extension (@UNLBeef) June 19, 2021
Proper ID is key
Drought and overgrazing make otherwise uneaten plants a forage option
If suspicious watch for symptoms and get the vet
@UNL_CropWatch @ForagesGuy via @HuskerHerdsman pic.twitter.com/2yjWS76Iai
#NField Reports - June 12-June 19, 2021
This week, Ben Beckman reviews special considerations to keep in mind for new established alfalfa during harvest, and Chuck Burr suggests planter adjustments that might prevent replanting sorghum.
Hindsight is 20/20 and planting would be easier if we knew what the weather was going to do... Chuck Burr with @UNL_TAPS shares today's #NField observation about planter adjustments that might have prevented having to replant #sorghum. @UNL_CropWatch #NebExt pic.twitter.com/zOqL07Z7oR— Aaron Nygren (@ColfaxCountyExt) June 15, 2021
New established #alfalfa needs special consideration at harvest, especially first cutting. #Nfield— Ben Beckman (@HuskerHerdsman) June 12, 2021
Cut 40 days after emergence, 60 days-late bud/early bloom is better
Plan cuttings going forward so new stands have time to winterize@UNLBeef @UNL_CropWatch @ForagesGuy pic.twitter.com/szLsuP1aNU
#NField Reports - June 1-June 11, 2021
This week, Extension Educator Ben Beckman discusses options for producers facing short pastures with cool-season grasses.
Cool spring and dry weather have left pasture short. Even with rain now, growth may not be recovered. What can we do? #Nfield— Ben Beckman (@HuskerHerdsman) June 5, 2021
Cross fence for utilization
Plant summer annual forages
Supplemental/creep feed may do more harm than good@UNLBeef @UNL_CropWatch @ForagesGuy pic.twitter.com/Nd6Vy44VrM