The Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference will advise growers on the latest techniques to maximize profit from cover crops in a corn/soybean rotation, including aerial imagery, using cereal rye for weed control, and on-farm research on a three-crop dryland rotation.
The middle to end of September is a good time to establish cover crops by broadcasting seeds into corn or soybean before harvest. Broadcast interseeding before harvest allows cover crops to capture more sunshine, growing degree days and rainfall than drilling after harvest.
The Haskell Agricultural Lab in northeast Nebraska will be hosting a day jam-packed with family-friendly presentations and activities to field tours on crop and crop pest research, all Wednesday, July 24 near Concord.
From learning about drones to hail research to visiting with the Backyard Farmer panel, an open house at the university's Eastern Nebraska Research and Education Center (ENREC) near Mead offers something for everyone. The June 12 event will take visitors "behind the scene" to see the work being done there.
Wheat in eastern Nebraska is behind normal growth stage, but has good yield potential. Weather in late May and early June, as wheat enters the critical grain fill stage, will likely dictate final yield.