March 20, 2009 Paul Hay, Extension Educator in Gage County: Spring is on a roll in southeast Nebraska. Pasture fertilization, wheat fertilization and weed control are in full swing. Reports of farmers reducing nitrogen rates to 60-70-80 lbs/ac from 80-90-100 last year are common. Wheat looks good, alfalfa is greening up, and oats have been planted.
Douglas Anderson, Extension Educator in Keith, Arthur and Perkins counties:Things are warming up. Wheat is beginning to get color and is ready to grow. It's in good condition, but needs moisture and sunshine. Conditions are dry and there's little field activity, exceot for some stalk chopping.