Aaron Nygren - Extension Educator
This year's program will assist producers with making decisions for the 2024 growing season, as well as renewing their private pesticide applicator licenses.
November 16, 2023
In its seventh year, Nebraska Extension's Confronting Cropping Challenges program will help producers in northeastern Nebraska with current and emerging cropping issues.
For producers planting corn-on-corn this growing season, Nebraska Extension encourages taking soil samples to determine accurate nitrate levels and adjusting N application rates accordingly, as there may be considerable amounts of residual nitrogen left from the previous corn crop.
March 14, 2023
For producers planning corn-on-corn this growing season, there may be a substantial opportunity to reduce nitrogen fertilizer applications, as drought and reduced yields likely left higher-than-normal residual N in many fields.
Cover crop mix (cereal rye and brassicas) in a field on Oct. 12. Last year’s cereal rye residue is still visible.
December 16, 2022
First-year results of a study to assess cover crop establishment using broadcast late-season interseeding in rainfed and irrigated fields.
This year's program will assist producers with making decisions for the 2023 growing season, as well as renewing their private pesticide applicator licenses.
November 8, 2022
This year's program will provide growers with extension insights on corn tar spot, drift management and drought-related considerations such as irrigation, and herbicide and nutrient carryover.
Figure 1. Departure from normal precipitation during 2022 growing season in Nebraska.
September 28, 2022
In irrigated or dryland areas with normal production, management practices may continue as normal, but for dryland areas with drastic yield reductions, there is potential for nitrogen fertilizer adjustment for the 2023 crop.
April 21, 2022
Nebraska farmers highlight their results from a three-year on-farm research study that evaluated a suite of management practices to increase soybean yield and profitability.
Photo courtesy Kevin Kudera
April 7, 2022
This first installment of Nebraska On-Farm Research's new series highlights research done by two Nebraska farm families and a crop consultant on Pivot Bio products.
November 17, 2021
The fifth annual Confronting Cropping Challenges program will highlight cropping issues for northeast Nebraska producers throughout 2021, such as fall armyworms and tar spot.