Conservation

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Funding Available for Farmers and Ranchers to Develop Conservation Planning Activities

June 23, 2022
The funding assists Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers in identifying and finding solutions for specific natural resource concerns on their operations.

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USDA to Gather Information about Adoption of Conservation Practices

May 5, 2022
USDA NASS and NRCS are conducting a new survey to gather information about Nebraska producers' adoption of conservation practices regarding crops and livestock.

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USDA Report Shows a Decade of Conservation Trends

April 6, 2022
A new USDA report shows use of no-till, crop rotations, more efficient irrigation methods and advanced technologies have climbed in recent years.

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Daren Redfearn in field
A new study led by Daren Redfearn, professor of agronomy and horticulture and forage systems specialist, is exploring whether a targeted restoration of perennial grasses amid cropland could bring about a variety of benefits. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

Nebraska Research Studying Benefits of Grass Restoration Amid Cropland

February 9, 2022
The project will focus how a targeted restoration of perennial grasses amid cropland could bring about a variety of benefits, ranging from reduction in water and fertilizer use to expansion of wildlife habitat to encouragement of new bioenergy industry.

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Prairie grasses

Growers Invited to Prairie STRIPS Virtual Learning Circle

February 2, 2022
Participants will learn more about native prairie and the potential ways it can benefit a farm's viability while restoring landscapes, and connect with other growers and resource providers.

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Hosted by graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members, FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Precision Conservation Conversation

December 10, 2021
UNL Assistant Professor Andrew Little discusses precision conservation and the work that he and his lab team are doing to further conservation practices using digital agriculture.

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Nebraska windbreak
Two February workshops will offer information on maintaining and renovating the windbreaks that provide critical protection for crops and livestock.

Windbreak Renovation Workshops in Southeast Nebraska

January 19, 2017
Nebraska Extension, the Nebraska Forest Service, and the Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District will be joining to host two workshops on renovating windbreaks and caring for trees and shrubs. Programs will be held at the Saline Center north of Western and in Beatrice.

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