Lisa Jasa - CropWatch Editor

A researcher from the UNMC Center for Public Health works with a Nebraska farmer to fit protective ear wear.

Farmers Needed for On-Farm PPE Research with Benefits May 2, 2018

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.

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Research-Based Resources on Non-Traditional Crop Products March 15, 2018

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.

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Don Batie with his strip-till soybean plot.

Growers Share about Their On-Farm Research February 21, 2018

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.

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Glennis McClure

McClure Joins Extension as Farm Management Analytics Educator December 15, 2017

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.

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Figure 1. Yeyin Shi, new Nebraska Extension agricultural systems information specialist in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, uses a hybrid drone with rotary wings for vertical takeoff as well as featues of fixed wing drone that allows for a gliding flight style.
Figure 1. Yeyin Shi, new Nebraska Extension agricultural systems information specialist in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, uses a drone with hybrid features including rotary wings for vertical takeoff and featues of a fixed wing drone that allows for a gliding flight style.

Learn How to Get Started with Drones at the NCMC this January December 13, 2017

“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.

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Figure 1. Data collected by the multispectral sensor on this drone will be used to direct in-season nitrogen fertilizer applications, part of a producer research project funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. (Photos by Laura Thompson)
Figure 1. Data collected by the multispectral sensor on this drone will be used to direct in-season nitrogen fertilizer applications, part of a producer research project funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. (Photos by Laura Thompson)

SARE Grant Aids Farmer in Using Drones to Test N Applications October 2, 2017

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.

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Figure 1. Propane tanks ready for filling at a local facility. (Photo by John Nuckolls, FarmPropane.com)

Propane Availability Forecast September 8, 2017

Will hurricane Harvey or Irma likely affect propane availability for farmers and rural Nebraska homeowners for winter 2017-18? Check out this farm management tip.

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Four fellows from the LEAD 35 class

LEAD Alumni Share How the Experience Changed Their Lives May 19, 2017

Eye opening. Life changing. Skill building. Invigorating. Fun. These are just a few of the ways recent graduates of the Nebraska Leadership Education/Action Development (LEAD) Program described their two-year fellowship.

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