Agriculture

Wed
12
Oct
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Fun at Country Harvest Pumpkin

Groups of kids and their parents covered the grounds at the Country Harvest Pumpkin near Glenvil Saturday, jumping on large bounce areas, into hay and sliding in corn, such as shown here. The pumpkin patch also offers pumpkin ice cream, a haunted maze and fun for all ages. 

 

Wed
05
Oct
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Making yield monitor checklist; field days continue statewide

By JENNY’S  REESOURCES

 

Yield Monitors: Harvest is rapidly progressing! Dr. Joe Luck wrote an article in this week’s CropWatch regarding making sure your yield monitor is collecting accurate information. Here are a few pointers he shares: “The first item on the yearly checklist should be verifying that firmware is upto- date on the in-cab monitor and your GPS system. This may require a check with your dealership or a visit to the company website. System software needs to be checked every year to make sure you’re running a current version.  

 

Wed
28
Sep
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National 4-H Week set for Oct. 2-8

More than seven million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Clay County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible young people who each day work to make a positive impact on their community. 4-H is a community of young people, ages 5-19, across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn by-doing approach. 

 

 

Wed
21
Sep
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Sutton FFA teaches elementary farm safety

Maddie Nuss, center, has a few kids guess what kind of horses she and Logan Majors, far right, have by showing them a quarter. Nuss and Majors explained the basics of the horses, while Treygan Rafert, left, and elementary students look on at Nuss and Majors’ presentation 
 
 
Wed
14
Sep
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Clay County state fair results

DEWEESE
Jason Brockman: Blue Ribbon for 4H Science & Technology - 4H Veterinary Science - Veterinary Science Large Animal Display; Purple Ribbon for 4H Science & Technology - 4H Electricity - Electrical Display/Item; Purple Ribbon for 4H Science & Technology - 4H Aerospace - Wooden Fin Rocket - Skill Level 2; Red Ribbon for 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Conservation & Wildlife - Wildlife Knowledge Check.
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Wed
07
Sep
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Husker Harvest Days to Kick Off Sept. 13

Husker Harvest Days is set to get underway near Grand Island next week, running Sept. 13-15, just west of Grand Island, along Husker Highway. The event began with Nebraska Farmer, working with the Agricultural Institute of Nebraska in Grand Island, to develop the Husker Harvest Days event in 1978, on 1,000 acres of former U.S. Army Ordnance land.
 
 
Wed
31
Aug
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Exhibits to Focus on Climate, ‘Weather Ready Farms’

Agricultural producers and Nebraskans attending Husker Harvest Days near Grand Island Sept. 13-15 will learn ways to maintain profitability while addressing challenges from the state’s climate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources exhibit. “Our faculty and staff have a wealth of research and information to share with Nebraskans on being prepared to manage their operations during significant variations in weather and climate,” said Ron Yoder, IANR vice chancellor. “For the first time in recent years, we are taking a second year to build upon our previous year’s exhibit theme that focused on successfully weathering extremes.
 
 
 
Wed
24
Aug
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JENNY’S REESOURCES

by Jenny Rees
 
Last Irrigation: With many area cornfields in beginning dent and starch fill, I should have written about last irrigation last week. You may be wondering how to schedule the last irrigation. For those of you with watermark sensors or soil moisture sensors, the goal is to use them to determine when the soil profile reaches 60 percent depletion (for silty-clay soils in our area, aim for an average of 160 kpa of all your watermark sensors).
 
Wed
17
Aug
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JENNY’S REESOURCES

by Jenny Rees
 
Crop Update: Much of the corn in a several county area is in the dough to early dent stage. The heat has really pushed this crop along and greatly impacted our non-irrigated crops. Our Hybrid Maize model simulations also show a 10 percent and greater potential of reduced non-irrigated yields compared to the 30-year average for the Clay Center area south in the state.
 
Wed
10
Aug
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JENNY’S REESources

by Jenny Rees

Soybean Management Field Days: Just a reminder of this week’s Soybean Management Field Days throughout the State! Aug. 9, will be held at the Robert Johnston Farm near Orchard; Aug. 10 at the Shane Greving Farm near Chapman (1374 9th Rd); Aug. 11 at the Eberspacher Family Farms (Darren, Delayne and Wes) just south and west of Cordova (4754 Saltillo Road); and Aug. 12, at Goff Farms near Schuyler. Soybean Management Field Days are a long-term partnership between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Soybean Board. They begin at 9 a.m., with registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m.    

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