Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center

Austin Duerfeldt
Austin Duerfeldt

Duerfeldt New Southeast Nebraska Ag Economist Educator January 23, 2018

Austin Duerfeldt brings experience in crop production, financial management, and public service to his new position as Agricultural Economist Educator for Nebraska Extension in southeast Nebraska. He specializes in farm accounting, financial analysis, and taxation.

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Figure 1. Precision ag technologies including variable rate planting and liquid fertilizer application (pictured above) can be used to automatically carry out on-farm research using yield monitor data collected during harvest. (Photo by Joe Luck)

Learn about On-Farm Precision Ag Research Project Jan. 10 December 21, 2017

Learn what farmers are learning from a university research project using GPS-guided precision ag technology at a Jan. 10 meeting in Grand Island. Growers are currently being sought to participate in the project for 2018.

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Charles Shapiro speaking at a Nebraska Extension field day in the late 1980s.

It is Time to Hang Up the Soil Probe ― Reflections on a Career December 13, 2017

In his final article for CropWatch Nebraska Soil Scientist Charles Shapiro reflects on changes in crop nutrient management practices across his career.

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Eastern Nebraska wheat field that yielded more than 110 bu/ac.
Figure 1. High yields (more than 100 bushels per acre) were harvested in some eastern Nebraska winter wheat fields this year.

Recap of 2017 Eastern Nebraska Winter Wheat Crop August 31, 2017

While final USDA yield numbers aren't in yet, it looks like 2017 wheat yields could rival the 2016 yields in portions of eastern Nebraska, based on state variety trials and extension educator reports. See the breakdowns by district.

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Farm Progress Daily Wheat Interview
Farm Progress Daily Wheat Interview

Why Grow Winter Wheat in Eastern Nebraska? August 31, 2017

The winter wheat varieties planted in eastern Nebraska today can yield upward of 140 bu/ac under good management and weather. If you haven't planted wheat in several years, consider today's advanced genetics and these other benefits from integrating wheat into your rotation.

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Participants at the 2016 Soybean Clinic examining plant injury at various crop growth stages.
Figure 1. Participants at the 2016 Soybean Clinic examining plant injury at various crop growth stages.

August Corn and Soybean Production Clinics Offer Unique In-Field Learning August 10, 2017

Growers and agribusiness can examine crops (and crop injury) from early vegetative stages to maturity, discuss their findings with a team of crop and pest scientists, and learn the latest research and recommendations across a spectrum of production topics.

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Figure 1. Chris Proctor, Nebraska Extension weed science educator, presents considerations for interseeding cover crops in corn at one of the 2016 Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic. (Photos by Deloris Pittman)

4 Summer Clinics to Target Timely Crop Production Topics June 20, 2017

Get hands-on training on soil health, precision agriculture, soybean production and corn production at this year's Nebraska Extension Crop Management and Diagnostic Clinics. The four all-day learning events will include field demos and training, research updates, and opportunities to discuss topics with key experts.

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Christenson Bldg at Eastern Nebaska Research and Extension Center
A precision agriculture class looks up as an unmanned aerial vechicle captures the scene at the Christenson Building at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center.

New Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center Open House June 29 June 8, 2017

The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC), representing 53 counties and multiple research and extension facilities, will be hosting its first open house Thursday, June 29 at the former ARDC near Mead.

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