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While you can't prevent hail damage to your crops, you can prepare for it. Get the information you need to make timely management decisions relative to risk management, damage assessment, replanting, and cover crops at the Nebraska Extension Hail Know website.

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Longtime CropWatch contributor and Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Specialist Roger Elmore is retiring June 30. (Photo by Greg Nathan, University Communication)

Roger Elmore Retiring from Career in Ag Research, Extension June 27, 2019

Roger Elmore will retire June 30 after 38 years of teaching, research and extension work — more than 29 years at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He and his peers look back on a lifelong career working with farmers and consultants.

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Figure 1. Extension Educator Chuck Burr demonstrating to youth how a crop moisture sensor works in a field of corn.
Figure 1. Extension Educator Chuck Burr demonstrating to youth how a crop moisture sensor works in a field of corn.

Agronomy Youth Field Day August 7 in Curtis June 25, 2019

Youth ages 9-18 years can participate in hands-on experiences to learn the science of agronomy and all about Nebraska crops at the 4th Annual Agronomy Youth Field Day August 7 in Curtis.

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Figure 1. Fuel gauges help us determine how long until we need to put fuel in the tank and how much it will hold. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a gauge on your crop to tell you when to irrigate? Learn more about how soil water monitoring equipment can provide you similar information at two workshops on June 19 in Aurora and June 25 in York.

Workshops Focus on Irrigation Scheduling to Save Money, Water Even in Wet Years June 14, 2019

Installing soil water monitors and making irrigation scheduling decisions based on sensor data will be the focus of two luncheon workshops this month in central Nebraska.

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UNL ENREC Open House and Tours June 12 June 4, 2019

From learning about drones to hail research to visiting with the Backyard Farmer panel, an open house at the university's Eastern Nebraska Research and Education Center (ENREC) near Mead offers something for everyone. The June 12 event will take visitors "behind the scene" to see the work being done there.

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Andrew Little

Meet Andrew Little, Extension Wildlife Specialist May 22, 2019

Working at the confluence of sometimes competing interests – wildlife conservation and agricultural production – Andrew Little helps identify problems and develop solutions.

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2018 Saline County Wheat Variety Trials
Figure 1. Like these 2018 Wheat Variety Trials in Saline County, the 2019 trial just north of Fairbury will offer growers an opportunity to view current and experimental varieties and talk with wheat experts from the university and industry. (Photo by Randy Pryor)

Wheat Variety Tour June 13 Near Fairbury May 22, 2019

The first of the 2019 Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tours will be held Thursday, June 13, north of Fairbury. Growers and agribusiness are invited to view and compare current varieties and experimentals and hear presentations by wheat researchers.

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Mitiku Mamo

New Crops and Water Educator in Northeast Nebraska May 21, 2019

Welcome to Mitiku Mamo, the new Nebraska Extension educator for water and cropping systems in northeast Nebraska. His office will be in Dixon County at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord.

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