Agriculture

Wed
25
Oct
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Fall harvest swings full speed ahead

After a stretch of torrential down pours at the start of harvest, in early October, area row crop producers have been going full bore ahead in an effort to wrap up soybean harvest and put a good dent in the corn harvest for 2017.

 

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Wed
18
Oct
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Deadline to apply for NRCS funds approaching

LINCOLN, NE, Oct. 12, 2017 – Farmers and ranchers interested in preventing erosion, improving soil health, conserving water and wildlife, or making any other natural resource conservation improvements to their property are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Those interested in receiving funding should sign up before Nov. 17.

According to Myron Taylor, Acting State Conservationist for NRCS in Nebraska, there are several options available to producers.

 

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Wed
11
Oct
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Tower Garden on display at SPS

As part of the Revision Grant, the Sutton Public School agriculture program was able to purchase a Tower Garden.

The garden is a six-foot, white tower complete with bright side lights and sits on wheels for easy mobility. Running through the tower is a water system, which is set on a timer throughout the day.

Agriculture teacher Jesse Bower said right now they will only be growing lettuce, but as soon as they buy two more Tower Gardens, they’ll be grow tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables.

Students will harvest the tower and the food will be used in their lunch. 

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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Harvest season in full swing throughout county

Driving through the highway and county roads it’s easy to see that harvest has officially begun, as tractors, combines, and semis have taken to the thousands of acres of land throughout Clay County.

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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Keep the bugs out this winter

FALL PESTS This time of year, we often receive questions on a variety of pests, especially “bugs” entering homes or around the house. Extension horticulturist, Elizabeth Killinger provides great information on how to prepare your house to keep these invaders from living in your house.

Some of the more common nuisance pests include occasional invaders like boxelder bugs, multicolored Asian Lady Beetles, millipedes, and crickets. These pests don’t do any harm once inside the home; they are just looking for a cozy place to spend the winter.

Wed
13
Sep
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Tuggin’ away at Old Trusty

Attendees of the annual Old Trusty Tractor Pull watch as contestants take their turn at trying to make a full pull.

 

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Wed
06
Sep
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Poll shows rural Nebraskans are skirting local grocery stores

Lincoln, NE, Aug. 22— Nearly half of rural Nebraskans are bypassing their local grocery stores to buy their food at supercenters and supermarkets, according to the 2017 Nebraska Rural Poll.

Local grocery stores maintain market share in communities that are large enough for them to be viable but too small to be major markets. Yet almost three in 10 residents of those places do most of their food shopping at supercenters or big-box retailers, the poll shows.

 

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Thu
24
Aug
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UNL Extension: Time to evaluate your irrigation system

STEVE MELVIN, EXTENSION EDUCATOR IRRIGATED CROPPING SYSTEMS By this time of year, everyone is ready to be done irrigating; however, now is the perfect time to evaluate your irrigation equipment and the crop it irrigated to see what needs to be fixed or improved before the start of next season.

Many pivot service providers have excellent off-season service specials; however, some problems can only be diagnosed while the system is operating and before the crop is harvested. During the last irrigations, take a close look at how the equipment is working as well as how uniformly the crop was watered. Before you shut down your systems for the season, take time to check them out and make a list of what needs to be fixed or improved to increase irrigation performance for the next season.

 

Wed
16
Aug
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Three compete in state horse show July 16-20

Three county horse showers competed in the annual State 4-H Horse Expo July 16-20, at Fonner Park, including Holly Nolan, Tymerie Steinhauer, and Riley Kroger.

Steinhauer would take home third place and a purple ribbon in the Junior Barrels, while also taking home a blue ribbon in Junior Pole Bending.

Nolan came home with a red ribbon in Senior Western Horsemanship 15 & Up and a blue ribbon in Trail Horse. Also competing in Trail Horse was Korger, who earned a white ribbon. She also competed in Advanced Western Horsemanship and Advanced Western Pleasure, bringing home a white ribbon in each.

 

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Wed
09
Aug
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UNL earns $5.78 million grant

Lincoln, NE, Aug. 2 — Harkamal Walia, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been awarded a $5.78 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the affects of high night-time temperatures on wheat and rice.

The stress of high nighttime temperatures can lead to severe losses in the yield and quality of crops. These losses are particularly high for wheat and rice, two major cereal crops worldwide. During the four-year project, Walia’s team will investigate genes and genetic variants in wheat and rice to identify genetic markers and physiological characteristics tied to heat tolerance.

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