With much of the state's corn and soybeans still not harvested, it seemed too early for snow, but really how unusual is an Oct. 14 snow? UNL Climatologist Ken Dewey takes a closer look at the variability of Nebraska's weather.
Could you be doing more to protect your health and the health of family and employees working on the farm? Find out by participating in a research study being offered by the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
If you're considering adding a non-traditional soil amendment or growth stimulant to this year's crop operation, consider checking this compilation of unbiased, university research studies conducted across the north central region to learn more about the product.
Three growers — Don Batie of Lexington, Ken Herz of Lawrence, and Derek Dam of Hooper — share what they learned from conducting on-farm research in 2017. Hear from other growers and learn how you can participate at Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Updates this week in Grant and Alliance.
The new Extension Educator for Farm and Ranch Management Analytics is Nebraska native Glennis McClure. With a 100% appointment in Nebraska Extension, her responsibilities will include livestock and crop enterprise budgets, farm custom rates guide, and special economic analyses as requested.
“Getting Started with Drones in Agriculture” is one of 27 sessions being offered at the Nebraska Crop Management Conference Jan. 24-25 in Kearney. These presentations are part of Nebraska Extension Specialist Yeyin Shi's work to research drone use and aid farmers integrating drones for scouting and many types of plant and field assessment.
Dean Stevens well knows the value of getting a bird’s-eye view of his crops to assess plant health, wind damage, and pest threats. Now, with the support of an NCR SARE grant, this southeast Nebraska farmer is using a drone outfitted with crop sensors to assess corn nitrogen needs and respond with variable rate in-season applications.