Assistance Programs for Nebraska Producers Recovering from Wildfires, Drought
April 29, 2022
For producers affected by the recent wildfires in western Nebraska, and drought impacts across the state, there are numerous organizations that offer assistance, from hay and forage for livestock to help with planting crops.
USDA Designates 10 Nebraska Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
April 29, 2022
Ten primary counties and 16 contiguous counties have been designated as natural disaster areas to allow producers access to emergency loans for recovery efforts.
La Nina Forecasted to Continue with Drought Expansion Likely According to CPC
April 28, 2022
Nebraska Climatologist Al Dutcher reviews the latest CPC forecast, which predicts drought intensification through the entire 2022 growing season.
Fire Damage and Crop Residue Impacts
April 22, 2022
Extension Educator Jenny Rees shares insights on the nutrient value of crop residue and soil impacts following fires and dry conditions across the state of Nebraska.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Spring Weed Control, Pasture Conditions and Alfalfa Irrigation
April 21, 2022
Extension educators explain why grazing could be your best early spring weed control method, review trigger dates to assess moisture levels and pasture conditions, and more.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Improving Alfalfa Production, Alternative Forages in a Drought
April 12, 2022
Extension educators review the best ways to assess alfalfa stands and improve the first cutting, plus options for alternative forage for drought-stressed fields.
UNL to Host Webinar on Pasture, Forage Management Decisions During Drought
March 30, 2022
This webinar will give participants a better understanding of how drought impacts forage production on native rangeland, trigger dates and management options for cattle producers at each date.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Making a Drought Plan, Monitoring Forage Nitrates
February 23, 2022
Extension educators share their insights on effective grazing and forage plans with respect to potential drought conditions in 2022, and preventing nitrate poisoning from winter feed.