Nebraska Extension

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Amit Jhala discusses a project titled "Critical Time of Cereal Rye Termination for Better Palmer Amaranth Suppression After Corn Planting."

Weed Control in Corn and Soybean Topics of Field Day

July 11, 2024
The 2024 Weed Management Field Day highlighted the latest extension research, including recommendations on pre-emergence herbicides for Palmer amaranth in soybean and herbicides for herbicide-resistant weeds in corn. 

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Woman operating drone in wheat field
Stay tuned for more information on the 2nd Annual Drones in Ag Conference and Nebraska Spray Drone Conference — coming soon to CropWatch.

Nebraska Extension Offers Dual Meetings on Agriculture Drones in August 2024

June 20, 2024
Two back-to-back drone conferences in August will give producers the opportunity to see live demos and hear important information about regulations, spray drone applications and more.

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Drone spraying corn field
The Part 107 Remote Pilot Exam Prep course provides straightforward lessons on regulations, airspace, radio communication, weather, aircraft performance, and other basic aviation concepts necessary to pass the Part 107 knowledge exam.

Part 107 Remote Pilot Exam Prep Course Continues Throughout the Summer

June 19, 2024
There are four remaining sessions for Nebraska Extension's summer drone pilot test prep course, which prepares producers to pass the FAA exam and earn a remote pilot certification.

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Jay Parsons was selected in April as the new director of the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, following the retirement of Larry Van Tassell, who served as the center’s director since its inception in July 2021.

Parsons Selected as New Center for Agricultural Profitability Director

June 13, 2024
Parsons has been with the Center for Agricultural Profitability since 2014, serving as an associate professor and extension program area leader.

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Center pivot damaged in field
Pivots are damaged in Nebraska nearly every year, causing high dollar losses, a great deal of extra work, and most of the time, crop loss for delayed irrigation. (Photo by Steve Melvin)

Storm-damaged Pivot Survey

June 13, 2024
Through this new survey, producers have the opportunity to assist Nebraska Extension with identifying factors that may contribute to increasing or decreasing storm damage to center pivots.

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Man and woman stand in wheat field
The university developed this new wheat variety through a group effort headed by Stephen Wegulo, professor of plant pathology and plant pathologist for Nebraska Extension, and Katherine Frels, Nebraska’s small grains breeder and an assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Nebraska-developed Wheat Variety to Address New Fungal Threat

June 12, 2024
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is releasing a new wheat variety, NE Prism CLP, that stands out for its resistance to fungal disease, including fusarium head blight.

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UNL-TAPS to Host Summer Field Day on June 19

May 22, 2024
This year's annual field day will include new contests in the Agronomic Olympics, live demos, guest speakers and a four-man golf scramble.

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Drone spraying corn field
Seven exam prep courses will be offered across the state June through August for producers and other members of the public who need to obtain a Part 107 remote pilot certification or license to fly drones for commercial applications.

Nebraska Extension Offers Part 107 Drone Test Prep Courses for Summer 2024

May 16, 2024
The second round of prep courses offered by extension this year, Part 107 will prepare producers to pass the FAA exam and earn a remote pilot certification for commercial use of drones on ag operations.

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