Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers program March 13.
Cover crops offer many benefits, such as improved soil heath and reduced erosion. The challenges lie in the details, including what cover crops to use and how to use them. The Feb. 15 Nebraska Cover Crop Conference tackles these topics for growers using a corn/soybean rotation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.