Agriculture

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

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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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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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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.    

Wed
03
Aug
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Survey Shows Shifting Prices for Nebraska Ag Producers

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Lincoln, NE. — Recent findings from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2016 Custom Rates Survey show changing rates for machinery operations and related services. The survey summarizes the current rates charged for specific machinery operations commonly used by agricultural producers. Many Nebraska producers hire custom operators to perform machinery services for their farms and ranches across the state.

 

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Wed
03
Aug
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Clay County Among 10 Counties Affected by Southern Rust Disease

Southern rust has been confirmed in samples from 10 Nebraska counties—Adams, Butler, Clay, Fillmore, Lancaster, Nuckolls, Pierce, Polk, Thayer and Valley. All were from fields with a low incidence of disease at the time.

 

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Wed
27
Jul
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Over 150 Pull at Edgar Lions Pull

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In an event that started in the late 1970s, the annual Edgar Lions Club Antique Tractor Pull made its return this past Saturday in south Edgar, with over 150 pullers chugging their way down the 300-foot track in several weight classes in both stock and classic tractor divisions. In addition, a special “Out of the Field” pull anchored the annual event. Locally, several Clay County pullers held their own in the competition.
 
 
Wed
20
Jul
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Wed
13
Jul
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Beef Fitting Extraordinaires...

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4-Hers participating in the Beef Fitting Contest on Sunday, July 10, include, back row, from left: Logan Majors, Alyssa Novak, Garrett Parr, Luke Hinrichs, Jason Brockman, Megan Fehr, Lydia Fitzke and Joe Hinrichs. Front row, from left: Nathan Baldwin, Maggie Schlichtman, Ethan Shaw, Laurel Moore, Dax Shipley, Lily Griess, Morgan Menke and Josh Shaw. Fehr, Brockman, Shipley and Griess received the second place award, while Fitzke, J. Hinrichs, Menke and J. Shaw earned first place.

 

Wed
06
Jul
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JENNY’S REESOURCES

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by Jenny Rees
 
The rain came down beautifully and was such a blessing! This past week, we have received several gardening questions about flowers aborting on a number of vegetable crops. Even though most were keeping plants watered at the base of the plants, the cause was most likely due to the number of high heat days. A number of University Extension websites mention that high heat (over 90F) and low humidity reduce pollen viability and cause flowers to abort, especially in tomatoes, peppers, beans and corn. 
 

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