Crop Production

Flame weeding equipment
Flame weeder equipment is used on a field during a Systems Approach to Weed Control workshop. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Today | James Huenefeld)

Registration Open for Local Food and Healthy Farms Conference

January 19, 2023
Free to attend, the conference will feature sessions on farm financial and transition planning, farm skills, field crops, livestock, farm and food policy, and more.

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Wheat field

USDA NASS to Collect 2022 Crop Production and Stocks Data

November 16, 2022
Results of the the survey will be published in the Crop Production Annual Summary and the quarterly Grain Stocks report on Jan. 12 on USDA NASS's site.

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Drought-affected field
This year's program will assist producers with making decisions for the 2023 growing season, as well as renewing their private pesticide applicator licenses.

Confronting Cropping Challenges Program to be Offered in November and December 2022

November 8, 2022
This year's program will provide growers with extension insights on corn tar spot, drift management and drought-related considerations such as irrigation, and herbicide and nutrient carryover.

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Organic corn

USDA to Invest up to $300 million in New Organic Transition Initiative

September 9, 2022
The USDA initiative will provide technical assistance for organic producers, including farmer-to-farmer mentoring, conservation financial assistance and additional crop insurance assistance, and support for market development projects.

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2021 Alfalfa and Wheat Expo attendees
Attendees of the 2021 inaugural Southeast Nebraska Alfalfa and Wheat Expo listen as former Nebraska Extension Educator Melissa Bartels shares insights about alfalfa diseases.

2022 Southeast Nebraska Alfalfa and Wheat Expo on Sept. 1

August 18, 2022
The second annual expo will feature extension insights on a wide array of alfalfa and winter wheat concerns — variety recommendations, underseeding red clover, cost-share programs, and research on pest, disease and irrigation management. 

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TAPS to Host Crop Skills Challenge at Husker Harvest Days

August 10, 2022
Show attendees will get the chance to test their crop production management skills during the interactive competitions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day of the show, with a special session for FFA chapter teams.

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CMDC crowd
Attendees listen to a Nebraska Extension research update on soybean production at a past Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic.

Nebraska Extension Provides In-field Training in August on Corn and Soybean Production

August 5, 2022
Eight CCA credits have been approved for this year's clinics, which will feature the latest research on crop genetics, irrigation, insect and weed management, plant pathology, soil fertility and live on-site plot demos.

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Sorghum field
Sorghum growing in a research field on the northeast edge of Lincoln. A Nebraska team recently tested whether the method of delivering soil- and root-dwelling bacteria to sorghum could influence the growth of the cereal grain. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Performance of Crop-boosting Bacteria May Depend on Delivery Method

July 29, 2022
A recent Nebraska study discovered that the most effective methods for promoting crop growth depends on the type of soil bacteria being introduced.

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