Melissa Bartels - Former Extension Educator
Proper care and management of first-year alfalfa now could have big impacts on cuttings later this year.
June 14, 2022
Tips for identifying and managing poisonous plants in cattle and equine grazing pastures, and harvest guidelines for getting the most from first-year alfalfa.
June 6, 2022
Tips on selecting the right herbicide for your operation, overcoming challenges to irrigating alfalfa and poison hemlock management.
May 10, 2022
Extension educators advise on grazing strategies for areas affected by wildfire and drought, and review soil sampling techniques for an annual checkup on your pasture soil fertility.
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.
April 7, 2022
The EPA is currently reviewing a group of pyridines for residue concerns in manure and compost, and producers are encouraged to evaluate their grazing and compost plans before application of these herbicides.
Proper seed selection is the first line of defense for disease management of Phytophthora root rot and anthracnose, which can cause significant losses in a short amount of time.
April 6, 2022
As you think about selecting alfalfa varieties to plant this year, be sure to consider varieties available with greater resistance to diseases like anthracnose and Phytophthora root rot.
March 29, 2022
Extension educators explain how to replace costly nitrogen fertilizer with legumes in grazeland and select alfalfa varieties for disease resistance.
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.