Tractor applying chemicals to soybean field
A new herbicide, KHNP0090, has been developed by Bayer CropScience for application on dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.

Public Comment Sought on New Bayer CropScience Dicamba Herbicide

May 14, 2024
The public has until June 3, 2024 to make comments on the registration of a new Bayer CropScience dicamba product for dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.

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Closeup of pesticide application on wheat field
For concerns regarding the use of chlorpyrifos on crops during the 2024 growing season, producers should contact their local extension educator for assistance.

Current Use of Chlorpyrifos and Food Tolerances

May 9, 2024
Nebraska Extension educators share guidance on the use of chlorpyrifos products on food and feed crops in the U.S.

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Young palmer amaranth weed in a field
Young palmer amaranth weed in a field plot at the West Central Research, Education and Extension Center in North Platte. (Photo by Milos Zaric)

Updates on Dicamba Products (Engenia, Tavium and XtendiMax) Applied in Dicamba-tolerant Soybean in Nebraska

February 12, 2024
UPDATED: Extension advises Nebraska soybean producers on the 2024 growing season after a Feb. 6 federal court ruling vacated registrations of dicamba-based herbicides Xtendimax, Engenia and Tavium.

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Farmer on tractor
Part one of a two-part series from Cornhusker Economics, this article describes the approach taken to understand how tractor fuel efficiencies have evolved since the introduction of EPA tiers. The second part of the series will identify the impact of EPA tiers on fuel efficiency through an econometric analysis.

Diesel Tractor Fuel Efficiency and Exhaust Emissions Standards

November 16, 2023
Cornhusker Economics experts examine the impact of fuel efficiencies as exhaust emission standards evolved in stringency from their beginning in 1996 to today’s standard.

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EPA proposed zone diagram

EPA Proposes Updates to Pesticide Application Exclusion Zone Regulation, Opens Public Comment Period

March 13, 2023
The updates would clarify procedural duties if an unauthorized person enters the AEZ during a pesticide application, where landowners may be located during application, and proposes a new droplet size classification system.

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Pesticide application
Producers will not be allowed to apply chlorpyrifos on any food or feed products after Feb. 28, 2022.

Food Tolerances Revoked for Chlorpyrifos — What to Know

February 22, 2022
Producers will not be allowed to apply chlorpyrifos on any food or feed products after Feb. 28, 2022, and any food items treated with chlorpyrifos products after that date are not permitted to be sold.

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EPA Fines Pesticide Applicator for Alleged Violations of Federal Pesticide Law on Kansas Farms

November 12, 2021
The Colorado-based company was fined for allegedly using dicamba products on Kansas farms in a manner inconsistent with pesticide label requirements on a total of 60 occasions, including during periods of high wind speeds.

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Flyer for manure calendar. Available at your local extension office.

2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars Now Available

December 16, 2020
The 2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars are now available from Nebraska Extension. This easy-to-use recordkeeping calendar tracks manure-related records for livestock and cropping operations and is designed to be used by all sizes of livestock operations.

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