2021 Forage Field Day Events Planned for Nebraska, South Dakota
July 22, 2021
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.
Family Friendly Science and Ag Field Day July 24 at Haskell Ag Lab
July 17, 2019
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.
Long-Term Study Suggests Management Adaptations for Weather Extremes
July 16, 2019
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.
University Climate and Crops Open House Aug. 14 in Northeast Nebraska
July 25, 2018
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.
Research Update: Control of Perennial Invasive Weeds Requires Repeated Herbicide Applications
June 4, 2018
Research shows the need for patience and persistence when battling perennial weeds such as purple loosestrife over multiple years. The younger the stand the faster the control was achieved.
Considerations for Postemergence Dicamba-based Herbicide Applications to Corn
May 31, 2018
With postemergence herbicide applications occurring to corn, consider these best management practices to improve results and reduce the potential for off-target injury from your dicamba application.
Research Findings on Chemical Control of Cottonwood
May 22, 2018
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.
Study: Efficacy of Herbicides in Buckbrush Control
May 22, 2018
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.