For producers affected by the recent wildfires in western Nebraska, and drought impacts across the state, there are numerous organizations that offer assistance, from hay and forage for livestock to help with planting crops.
Though lack of surface moisture and cool soil temperatures have contributed to planting delays across Nebraska, two precipitation events are expected to hit the state in early May, followed by a warming trend.
To date, the TAPS Crowdsourcing Team has determined a series of pre-plant decisions, including hybrid company, seed variety, population density and pre-plant nitrogen amount, with some interesting results.
This webinar with Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist Jessica Groskopf takes a closer look at farm and ranch balance sheets and help you answer questions about the financial health of your business.
As planting is critical for everything else that happens during the growing season, the dry conditions have led to a variety of questions this planting season regarding soil conditions, planting depth, irrigation and herbicides.
Although soil erosion is best handled with a long-range plan that includes maintaining vegetative ground cover, reducing tillage, reducing field widths, and planting wind breaks, when soil starts moving unexpectedly — or conditions suggest this may occur — emergency control strategies are needed.