Organic corn field

UNL Extension Partners with USDA Organic Transition Program

June 29, 2023
UNL faculty members are currently developing a new online ag course, producer guide and website to help Nebraskans who want to transition to organic production.

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Flame weeding demonstration
Several local organic farmers who utilize flame weeding will share their experiences with the technique during the workshop Aug. 15 at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center.

Flame Weeding Workshop on Aug. 15 at ENREEC

June 27, 2023
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 and wheat.

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Organic corn

Nebraska Organic Agriculture 2021 Survey Results

December 16, 2022
In Nebraska, organic crop production is slightly up despite the number of operations decreasing since 2019.

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Organic corn

USDA to Invest up to $300 Million in New Organic Transition Initiative

September 9, 2022
The USDA initiative will provide technical assistance for organic producers, including farmer-to-farmer mentoring, conservation financial assistance and additional crop insurance assistance, and support for market development projects.

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Number of Nebraska Certified Organic Operations up 47% Since 2016

October 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the results of its 2019 Certified Organic Survey. Certified organic operations in Nebraska sold a total of $185 million in organic products in 2019, up 92% compared to 2016. The number of certified organic operations in Nebraska totaled 238, up 47% from 2016.

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Demonstration of 3-row flame weeder for agronomic crops

Save the Date: Flame Weeding Workshop Aug. 19

April 10, 2019
A full-day Flame Weeding Workshop with presentations and demonstrations will be held Aug. 19 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Ithaca.

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Diversification and the Future of Farming: A Panel Discussion

March 22, 2019
UNL alumni who own and operate diversified crop farms will share about their challenges and successes at a panel discussion Tuesday, April 9 in Lincoln.

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Triticale crimped before adding green beans

Production of Soybean or Green Bean Following a Crimped Cover Crop

March 7, 2019
Based on Nebraska research and a review of findings from other studies, best management practices for crimping rye before planting soybean or green bean are explored. Data on degree of weed control and soybean yields are included.

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