Nebraska Extension

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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Adult speaks to three youth in field
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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Tractor applying nitrogen fertilizer to corn field
Three Nebraska Extension NebGuides have been updated to include information about the new UNL Nitrogen Tool, designed to increase efficiency of nitrogen use in crop production.

Nitrogen Management Suggestions for Corn Updated in EC117, EC155, and EC2008

May 9, 2024
The updated publications provide information about UNL's newly developed web-based nitrogen (N) recommendation tool for corn grain, adapted from extension's previous N recommendation equation.

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Mike Boehm and Aaron Berger shaking hands

Three from Panhandle Inducted into Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement

May 3, 2024
Two UNL faculty members were among the individuals recognized for their contributions to ag research at the 2024 Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement banquet. 

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Young girl showing calf
Nebraska 4-H, a program of Nebraska Extension, reaches one in three youths in the state.

Extension Co-creating a Better Tomorrow for Nebraska

May 2, 2024
Nebraska Extension staff and programs are at the forefront of establishing agricultural practices to help producers save money and resources. This article highlights some of extension's recent successes and impacts in Nebraska.

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Men and women stand around tables looking at container plants
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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Soil Health Cycle infographic

UNL Researchers Advance Soil Health Cycle Concept

May 1, 2024
In a new manuscript, UNL researchers outline the soil health cycle — a systematic approach to improving soil management practices that highlights the importance of soil health knowledge and beneficial policies for producers.

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2023 Research Results book on top of soil
Nebraska On-Farm Research Network's 2023 Research Results book is now available online for free download.

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Releases 2023 Research Results Publication

April 25, 2024
Studies in the 2023 Research Results book cover various topics, including crop production, fertility and soil management, non-traditional products, cover crops, crop protection and equipment.

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