Nebraska Extension

Jimmy Emmons, workshop speaker

Sept. 12-14 Workshops on Improving Soil Health, Adding Cover Crops

August 31, 2018
Soil Health Workshops and hands-on field labs Sept. 12-14 invite growers to learn how to examine soil biota and gauge economic returns from changing their practices. Speaking at all three is Jimmy Emmons, a no-till farmer and rancher from Oklahoma.

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Corn field damaged by drought
Figure 1. Corn suffering from drought conditions in Richardson County. With timely rains last week most of the state moved out of any drought designation from the US Drought Monitor, except for southeast Nebraska where all of Richardson and parts of Pawnee and Nemaha counties had abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This week, areas of south central Nebraska were redesignated as abnormally dry. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

Extension Crop Reports July 23-27

July 24, 2018
Extension educators and specialists report on what they're seeing across the state.

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Kat Caswell and Michael SIndelar

Two Cropping Systems Educators Join Extension

July 13, 2018
Welcome to two Extension Educators who started this month: Katherine Caswell in McCook and Michael Sindelar in Clay Center.

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Photo of crop scout training in a previous year
Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to attend a May 9 field crop scout training offered by Nebraska Extension.

Entry-Level Field Crop Scout Training May 9

April 27, 2018
A May 9 Nebraska Extension training course is designed for industry representatives and corn and soybean growers to learn how to better identify and manage corn and soybean pests.

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The Hail Know website offers timely information to help farmers respond when hail strikes their crops.
The Hail Know website offers timely information to help farmers respond when hail strikes their crops.

When Hail Strikes, Find Answers at Hail Know

March 22, 2018
Hail strikes Nebraska crops each year, creating uncertainty and questions for farmers: “Does the level of damage warrant replanting or will the remaining stand yield better than a replant would? How should I adjust inputs for the remaining season? Would a cover crop be cost effective?”

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Farm scene

Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshops

March 2, 2018
Farm and ranch estate planning workshops will be held at four sites in March. The workshops offer information on how farm and ranch estates can be passed to ensure the financial stability of families.

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Austin Duerfeldt
Austin Duerfeldt

Duerfeldt New Southeast Nebraska Ag Economist Educator

January 23, 2018
Austin Duerfeldt brings experience in crop production, financial management, and public service to his new position as Agricultural Economist Educator for Nebraska Extension in southeast Nebraska. He specializes in farm accounting, financial analysis, and taxation.

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Managing herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth is just one of the topics on the Crop Production Roadshow coming to west central Nebraska starting Feb. 1.
Managing herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth is just one of the topics on the Crop Production Roadshow coming to west central Nebraska starting Feb. 1.

Crop Production Roadshow in West Central Nebraska

January 19, 2018
Nebraska Extension will be hosting a Crop Production Roadshow in west central Nebraska starting February 1. The six meetings will feature brief updates on production issues and research topics targeted to the region.

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