CropWatch Feb. 24-28, 2014
- Northern Plains Likely to See Below Normal Temps This Spring. University of Nebraska-Lincoln State Climatologist Al Dutcher expects Spring 2014 to be much like Spring 2013 with normal to above normal moisture.
- Ocean Temperatures Offer Clues to Crop Season Weather. Along with snowpack and soil moisture recharge, look to ocean temperature trends for clues as to whether a drought can be expected this crop season.
- Interactive On-Farm Research Guide Now Available. Features videos, audios, and animations to help you learn about conducting trials on your farm with your equipment and conditions.
- Learn from Other Growers' On-Farm Research Projects on March 10 at the university's ARDC or March 11 at York. Can't travel that day. The March 10 session will be live online.
- New Corn Rootworm Management Webinar Archived Online
- USDA Scientists Find a Surprising Supply of Deep Soil Carbon in Nebraska Study. Corn and switchgrass were found to sequester more carbon than expected in the soil between 1 and 5 feet deep.
Dry Bean Production
- Dry Edible Bean Acres to Increase; University of Nebraska Cultivar Coyne a Top Seed Choice. Coyne, a mid-season bean that matures in 90 days, was released in 2008.
- Take the Great Northern Bean Survey
- Invasive Weed Programs Extend from High Schoolers to Scientists in statewide, year-round effort to provide education and stop the spread of invasive weeds in the state.
- See how Nebraska Invasive Weed Numbers Have Declined
- Changes in How Pesticide Information is Displayed: Globally Harmonized System, SDS, and Pesticide Labels
- New on CropWatch: Nebraska Grain Sales Reports Updated Each Market Day
- Land Lease Calculator App
- How Much Money Can We Lose in Grain Markets? A Cornhusker Economics newsletter looks at how to measure risk in the corn and soybean markets, looking at average price drops in the 2005-2013 markets.
- Free Farm Finance Clinics Scheduled for March
- Heuermann Lecturer: Conventional Agriculture Winning Some, Losing Some in Culture War. Conventional agriculture is under attack on several fronts, but the ag industry has made headway and has opportunities to move forward.
- Panhandle No-till Conference Feb. 26-27 in Gering
- UNL Cornstalk Grazing Program Feb. 28 at Brule. Learn how cornstalk grazing affects corn yield, soil, water, and livestock.
- Reminder: Cornhusker Economics Outlook Meetings March 3-7 at 9 Sites
- Market Journal Looks at Soybean Markets, Commodity Coverage
- High Plains Ag Lab Building Progresses. New lab and office facility to be dedicated in June.
- Ag Census: Number of NE Farms Up 5%, Size Down 5%