This year’s program will focus on both annual and perennial forage systems, looking at traditional corn silage, more novel options like small grain silage, and managing alfalfa survivability. Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units are available.
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 droughts to flooding, extreme hydrological phenomena are the costliest hazards in rainfed agriculture. A recent journal article explores how a long-term tillage study in northeast Nebraska can offer insights on successfully adapting to future climate changes by adjusting specific management practices.
All ages are invited to an open house at the Haskel Agricultural Laboratory near Concord to learn more on a variety of climate and ag topics and explore a range of activities from a mobile beef lab to robotics, a shooting sports trailer and water lab.
A two-year weed management study in northeast Nebraska evaluated herbicide options for controlling buckbrush, a common perennial weed in Nebraska pastures and rangeland. One herbicide provided year-round control, while several others provided season-long control.
Cottonwood offers many benefits, but also can be an invasive and difficult-to-control weed. Nebraska researchers studied control efficacy of eight herbicides over two years and found three products provided total control more than a year; however, they also noted a caution for areas with high water tables.