Specialty Crops

NDA Specialty Crop Grant Proposals Due Jan. 31 January 11, 2019

This grant program supports the research, development, and marketing of specialty crops, including dry beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey and some turf and ornamental crops

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UNL, NDA Receive Grants for Specialty Crop Research November 5, 2018

Specialty crop research in Nebraska is getting a boost from almost $700,000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study hops, dry beans, and wine grapes; to monitor invasive pests; and to encourage healthy snacking in schools.

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Feb. 9 Deadline for NDA Specialty Crop Grants February 2, 2018

Proposals for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant program, administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, should be submitted by Feb. 9. Last year 13 Nebraska projects received a total of $600,000 in funding for research, development, and marketing.

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Grape leaves damaged by pesticide drift
Figure 1. Grape leaves damaged by glyphosate spray drift. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture encourages growers to work with nearby speciality crop growers to avoid spray drift accidents. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Department of Agriculture)

NDA: Farmers, Pesticide Applicators Encouraged To Help Protect Sensitive Specialty Crops April 21, 2017

As spring planting season gets underway, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA)wants to remind farmers and other outdoor pesticide applicators to work together to protect sensitive specialty crops and pollinators from pesticide use. Pesticides include all categories of pest control products such as herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.

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Weed Management in Speciality Crops Focus of Panhandle Seminar April 12, 2016

Weed control in specialty crops is the topic for an April  21 presentation at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence will speak at 3 p.m. in the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Center, 4502 Avenue I.

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