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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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Sample page from the Nebraska Extension Nutrient Management Calendar

2017 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars January 10, 2017

The 2017 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars are now available from Nebraska Extension. Tracking manure application rates, part of the calendar’s record keeping tools, is important for getting the maximum crop nutrient value from manure and documenting one’s environmental stewardship. This easy-to-use record-keeping calendar tracks manure-related records for livestock and cropping operations.

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Nebraska Extension Workshops on Using Quicken January 6, 2017

Nebraska Extension is hosting workshops on using Quicken, a popular commercial record-keeping software package, for farm financial recordkeeping.

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Nebraska Extension Event
Nebraska Extension Event

Farm and Ranch Business Succession & Estate Planning Workshops in Bridgeport, Chadron January 6, 2017

Workshops on business succession and estate planning for farm and ranch owners, families and beginners will be presented Jan. 25 at Bridgeport and Chadron.

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Corn residue field trial
Corn residue field trial

Corn Residue Field Days Oct. 20, 28 October 4, 2016

In a year when profit may be limited, can harvesting corn residue offer an additional income stream for Nebraska farmers? Two October field days on either end of the state look at field trials of grazing and baling effects on residue, the soil, and yields.

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