Irrigation Management

Yucca plants
Herbicides are most effective against yucca infestations when applied in spring or summer on individual plants or small patches.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Managing Prussic Acid, Yucca and Fall Irrigation

October 12, 2021
In this week's article, educators review concerns on prussic acid development in sorghum plants, herbicide control for soapweeds in grazing lands and irrigating alfalfa this fall to help with stand stress.

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Pivot irrigation

Scheduling the Last Few Irrigations of the Season Deserves More of Your Management Time Than Earlier Irrigations

August 19, 2021
University of Nebraska irrigation scheduling recommendations encourage irrigators to allow crops to continue using more of the stored soil water starting in August and continuing into September when the crop matures.

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Irrigation Strategies for Profit and Productivity and What TAPS Data Tells Us

June 9, 2021
During a May webinar, extension professionals discussed research on the optimal amount of water to apply during the growing season and the latest ag technology. 

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Sampled wells and pivots map
Figure 1. Distribution of sampled wells and pivots.

Irrigation Well Water in Nebraska: Nutrient Concentrations and Other Properties

March 31, 2021
A 2020 survey on hundreds of irrigation wells in Nebraska provides insight on nutrients that enhance soil fertility across the state.

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Center pivot irrigation system watering a field

Chemigation Certification Training Set in Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance

February 2, 2021
Producers who plan to apply crop nutrients and pesticides through irrigation systems during 2021, or need to renew their permits, can attend one of many in-person training sessions scheduled for locations throughout Nebraska. 

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Water in furrow
A dry edible bean plot is irrigated at the Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center at Scottsbluff. Bean Day on Feb. 10 will include updates on UNL research into dry bean production, including irrigation methods.

2021 Dry Edible Bean Day Virtual Event Set for Feb. 10

February 1, 2021
During the Zoom-based event this month, UNL specialists and educators will discuss new research findings on dry edible bean production in Nebraska.

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Wheat field
The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations on research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests via Zoom for nine days throughout January.

Extension Crop Production Clinics Going Virtual in January

December 16, 2020
The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests in a new online format this year.

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Dry Conditions Make Irrigation and Nitrogen Decisions Critical in TAPS Competition

November 10, 2020
In a stark contrast to 2019, this year’s growing season was drastically drier which meant that participants in the Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program had to focus more attention on their irrigation and nitrogen management decisions this year.

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