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Field crop scout training in 2016
A mix of classroom and hands-on training offers beginning crop scouts opportunities to learn and test their understanding in this compact, one-day format.

Entry-Level Field Crop Scout Training May 10 April 21, 2017

Growers and industry representatives wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to register for Nebraska Extension’s Field Crop Scout Training May 10 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, formerly the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

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New or Revised Nebraska Extension Crop Production Publications April 6, 2017

The following crop related publications were recently released by Nebraska Extension. Find the full library of Nebraska Extension publications at http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/.

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Grain Marketing Workshops this Month March 10, 2017

Location- and commodity-specific grain marketing information will be presented during the Nebraska Extension Grain Marketing Workshops to be held across Nebraska this winter. The meetings will provide information and tools to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices.

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Women in Ag Sidney Conference

Women in Agriculture Conference April 7 at Sidney March 9, 2017

The Women in Agriculture Conference: Improving Agriculture, Improving Lives will feature information and advice on a range of subjects, including: coping with stress, preserving food, creating sustainable landscapes, setting priorities, and preparing for disasters.

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Photo of sorghum and corn fields side by side from Sorghum Symposium presentation

Sorghum Speakers on Lowering Costs, Increasing Profitability March 7, 2017

Managing production costs to maximize profitability was a key theme at the 2017 Nebraska Sorghum Symposium. Managing herbicide-resistant, yield-robbing weeds was part of that message, as shared by Nebraska and national speakers focusing on sorghum production. Five of these presentations are shared here. The event was sponsored by the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association, and Nebraska Extension.

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Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson scouting a corn field
Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson taking early season stand counts as part of the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Project. Thompson and Extension Educator Keith Glewen are research coordinators.

Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research Results February 7, 2017

Results from more than 70 on-farm research projects conducted in Nebraska in 2016 will be shared at meetings scheduled for five Nebraska sites. These research projects cover products, practices, and new technologies that impact farm productivity and profitability.

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Jhala Receives Early Career Outstanding Weed Scientist Award February 1, 2017

Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist and frequent contributor to CropWatch, has been honored with an Early Career Outstanding Weed Scientist Award by the Weed Science Society of America. This award recognizes outstanding contributions made by an early career weed scientist in research, extension, and/or teaching in the US. Jhala joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty in 2012 and has a split appointment in research and extension in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

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Figure 1. Cover crops planted into corn residue (left) and aerial seeded into soybean residue. (Photos by Gary Lesoing)

Nebraska Cover Crop Conference Feb. 14 January 25, 2017

Interested in adding cover crops to your corn-soybean rotation, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re already using cover crops and would like to talk with others about some challenges you faced.

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