Nebraska Extension Event

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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Attendees of the 2023 Agronomy Youth Field Day participate in an activity on the NCTA campus. The field day is free for youth ages 9-18 and parents/adults are welcome to attend. (Nebraska Extension photo)

Ag Tech Focus of Agronomy Youth Field Day July 9 in Curtis

June 11, 2024
Free to attend, this field day will teach Nebraska youth more about how agriculture is changing with precision technology.

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Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension water and cropping systems educator, speaks to participants during the 2023 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day.

Nebraska 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day Set for July 11

May 16, 2024
This year's 4Rs Field Day will feature a demonstration on UNL's newly developed web-based N tool, designed to increase efficiency of nitrogen use, as well as ease of record-keeping.

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Several local organic farmers who utilize flame weeding will share their experiences with the technique during the workshop Aug. 22 at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center. (Department of Agronomy and Horticulture photo)

Flame Weeding Workshop on Aug. 22 at ENREEC

May 16, 2024
The workshop will feature demonstrations on how to do proper flaming to control over 10 major Midwestern weeds in field corn, sweet corn, popcorn, soybean, sorghum, sunflower, alfalfa and wheat.

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Nebraska Extension Educator Nathan Mueller chats with participants during the 2023 Youth Crop Scouting Competition. (CropWatch file photo)

Registration Open for 2024 Youth Crop Scouting Competition

May 15, 2024
The top three teams of the 2024 crop scouting competition will receive cash prizes, and the top two teams will advance onto regionals.

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Crimping rye at a mild angle using a roller crimper. (CropWatch file photo by Rich Little)

Farmers Invited to Attend Roller Crimper Workshop June 5

May 10, 2024
This short program will include a roller crimper demo, discussion on what conditions must be met to be successful with this termination method, and insights from farmers on their experiences with crimping.

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Man speaks to audience at front of room
Gary Peterson, Colorado State University professor emeritus, delivered the opening keynote presentation at the Nebraska Soil Health School held at UNL’s High Plains Ag Lab on April 24. Peterson outlined historical events and mismanagement practices that have degraded the Great Plains soil and discussed the how and why the coupling of reduced tillage and cropping intensification can help growers rebuild soil. (Photo by Nicole Heldt)

2024 Nebraska Soil Health School has Successful Launch

May 9, 2024
The first Nebraska Soil Health School of the year was designed to provide potential management practices for producers in the Panhandle, with one focus being the practicalities of growing cover crops in semi-arid regions.

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Attendees of the 2023 crop scout training course examine plants during one of the hands-on activities. (Nebraska Extension photo)

Nebraska Extension Offers Introductory-level Crop Scout Training May 21

May 1, 2024
The 2024 training course will review a wide variety of crop scouting concerns, such as drone scouting best practices, identifying nutrient deficiencies and insect damage in corn and soybean, and detecting weed seedlings.

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