Agriculture

Wed
02
Aug
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Extension specialist responds to dicamba concerns

Lincoln, NE— Nebraska crop producers are joining others across the country in facing potential issues related to dicamba, a herbicide for broadleaf weed control.

While the product has been available for a number of years, this was the first year that dicamba-tolerant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean and new dicamba-based formulations were made commercially available in Nebraska.

An estimated 500,000 acres of dicamba-tolerant soybean were planted this year across the state, but broadleaf crops sensitive to the herbicide are raising concerns for growers.

Wed
26
Jul
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Project SENSE demo day to feature high tech sensors in action

A Project SENSE lunch and learn session is planned for Friday, Aug. 4, in Hebron, NE. Growers will learn how to outfit and implement the project’s nitrogen management strategy on their operations. Project SENSE (Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment) focuses on improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer use.

Strategies which detect crop nitrogen status at early growth stages are a promising way to improve nitrogen fertilizerefficiency and improve groundwater nitrate levels. Growers will see a live demonstration of the project’s high clearance nitrogen applicator outfitted with active crop canopy sensors and will see the high tech sensors in action. Results from the prior two years will be shared.

 

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Wed
19
Jul
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Keepin’ cool in the midst of the current heatwave

With the current heatwave beating down on much of the midwest, these cattle sought refuge from the high heat Monday, July 17 just southeast of Sutton. Temperatures are expected to reach, if not break, the century mark through Friday, with a slight cool down expected for the area beginning this weekend, with temperatures set to fall in the mid 80’s to low 90’s, according to the current 10-day forecast.

 

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Wed
12
Jul
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Hangin’ on for the ride

Hangin’ on for the ride

 

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Wed
05
Jul
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Favorite Food Show honors earned

The 2017 Clay County 4-H Favorite Food Show, held Thursday, June 29, had 13 4-H members from the county take part in the event. The show featured each youth creating a meal theme and plan, as well as a created place setting according to the theme. Participants then made one of the food items on their menu. Participants are interviewed by the judge on meal planning, cost, nutrition and correct table setting and etiquette. Pictured, in front, from the left is Katelyn Pohlmeier (purple), Abby Ochsner (blue), Braden Griess (clover kid ribbon), Briley Griess (clover kid ribbon) and Travis Moore (clover kid ribbon). In the second row, from the left is Emily Brhel (purple-Jr. Division reserve champion), Rachel Brhel (purple-Jr. Division champion), Laurel Moore (blue), Shae Eggers (blue) and Nathan Griess (blue). In the back row, from the left is Jenna Kempf (blue), Tanna Eggers (purple-Sr. Division champion) and Lily Griess (purple).

 

Wed
28
Jun
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Fair season is upon us

By Brandy VanDeWalle

REMINDERS FOR FARMERS

For those you receive the electronic Farm Service newsletter, the information below is just a reminder to:

• CERTIFY YOUR PLANTED ACRES: If you do not have a certification appointment, call and get it scheduled. The deadline to complete 2017 acreage reporting is July 17.

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Wed
21
Jun
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Little Blue NRD imposes temporary drilling stay

The Board of Directors of the Little Blue Natural Resources District took action at their June 15 meeting, voting 9-8, to impose an immediate temporary stay on well drilling of new high-capacity water wells throughout the district.

High capacity water wells are those which pump over 50 gallons per minute.

 

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Wed
14
Jun
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Clay County hosts Dairy Goat Show

Judge Shanon Alman, right, scans the line up of herd goats during the 4-H Clay County Dairy Goat Show on Sunday, June 11.

 

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Wed
17
May
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Nebraska part of national research initiative to improve cover crops

Lincoln, NE—The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the United States. The initiative was launched March 22 by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, which is the lead institution.

The initiative, made possible by a $2.2 million grant from FFAR, will bring together representatives from the seed industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service, a producer network and multiple landgrant universities,including Nebraska.

 

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Wed
10
May
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Leaf Rust confirmed, Stripe Rust widespread but at low levels

Because of the presence of stripe rust and leaf rust in the state, as well as increasing incidence and severity of Septoria leaf blotch and tan spot, growers are encouraged to be vigilant in scouting their fields.

A survey of wheat fields May 4-5, in southwest, south central, and southeast Nebraska, found low levels of disease with most fields showing a lush green growth. Leaf rust was found in a few fields at trace levels. Stripe rust was found in the majority of fields visited. It was mostly at trace levels, but occasionally, moderate to high severity was found on the lower leaves.

 

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