Specialty Crops

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NDA Encourages Pesticide Applicators, Specialty Crop Growers and Beekeepers to Work Together to Protect Crops

April 19, 2022
The NDA encourages growers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators to make use of online mapping services such as DriftWatch to protect sensitive crops and pollinators from pesticides.

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Proposals for 2022 Specialty Crop Projects Due Jan. 31

January 19, 2022
Applications are now available online for any producer, educator or organization interested in applying for this grant, which supports funding for new specialty crop projects.

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Nebraska Extension to Host Inaugural Specialty Crop Conference and Trade Show

June 17, 2021
Featuring nationally known presenters, this two-day event will focus on education, growth and development of specialty crop production businesses across the state. 

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Grower Survey to Assess Herbicide Drift Damage in the North Central U.S.

March 2, 2021
Midwestern growers are encouraged to weigh in on herbicide drift concerns in a new specialty crops survey.

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USDA Funds 13 Specialty Crop Projects in Nebraska

October 8, 2019
From dry beans to honey, specialty crops are an important part of Nebraska agriculture. This week USDA awarded nearly $675,000 for projects designed to strengthen the specialty crop industry in Nebraska.

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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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