Agriculture

Wed
02
Nov
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Phragmites: The beautiful noxious weed

Phragmites are tall plants that display a purple-silver colored head and sprout from thick, green stems. Although beautiful to look at, phragmites are actually listed as a noxiious weed and are harmful to the ecosystems they grow near.

 

Wed
26
Oct
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Crop Insurance Workshop to Focus on Risk Management Strategies

Ag professionals, including growers and ranchers, who wish to enhance their knowledge of risk management and their ability to design an appropriate risk management plan, are encouraged to register for a Nov. 9 crop insurance workshop. It will be hosted by Nebraska Extension at the Heartland Events Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd., Grand Island. This year’s workshop will focus on farm survival, outlook and risk management strategies. Topics discussed during the workshop include where to consider cutting costs, whole-farm crop insurance, current crop insurance policy issues and a market outlook provided by Jeff Stolle of the Nebraska Cattlemen and Cory Walters of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
 
Wed
19
Oct
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Wide array of crop conditions affecting yield performances

By Jenny Rees

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.
 
 
 

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