Gary Stone - Extension Educator
September 10, 2020
The Nebraska Dry Bean Commission hosted a field tour for Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative on Sept. 2nd and 3rd in the Nebraska Panhandle.
July 20, 2020
Last year in another state, 14 horses died and another 100 were sickened from hay that contained blister beetles. Usually Blister beetles are not a problem, but growers should be aware of the insect and what to scout for in their fields.
July 14, 2020
Leafy spurge is also known as wolf’s milk, faitours-grass or tithymal, and reproduces from seed and vegetative root buds. It is 1 to 3 feet tall with blueish-green leaves with round edges. Flowers are surrounded by heart-shaped yellow-green bracts which hold three round to oblong seeds.
June 18, 2020
Temporary repairs to the tunnels have been made resulting in restoring flow, but at reduced levels. The Gering/ Ft. Laramie Irrigation District is planning for their irrigators to receive only 75 percent of their normal allotment.
June 8, 2020
The non-native species originated in Europe and was introduced into the United States along the east coast in the early 19th century. Today, non-native phragmites can be found over much of North America.
May 20, 2020
Musk thistle is a non-native biennial forb but can behave occasionally as an annual. It reproduces/spreads from seed and is a prolific seed producer.
May 4, 2020
Field bindweed is also known as small bindweed, European bindweed, and Creeping Jenny Management and control of field bindweed is difficult due to its extensive root system and long life of the seeds. Depleting the root reserves of the plant and reducing sprouting is key to successful management.
April 22, 2020
Canada thistle is a designated noxious weed under the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed Program. Prevention is the best and cheapest management option.