Panhandle Extension News
- Cutworm activity increasing in western Nebraska
- New irrigation-water management specialist appointed
- Three Panhandle residents new members of Hall of Ag Achievement
- Equine welfare training short course planned for May at Sidney
- New dryland cropping systems specialist appointed
- New High Plains Ag Lab building to be named for Fenster
- Additional chemigation certification training set in Scottsbluff
- Tractor Safety Course offered in Gering, Valentine, North Platte in June
- Farm Bureau donates $1,500 for 4-H Livestock QA training
- Extension Educator Jeanne Murray retires
- Retiring High Plains Ag Lab Farm Manager Tom Nightingale reflects on career
- UNL Weed Specialist Robert Wilson retires after four decades
- New range and forage specialist appointed
- UNDERSTANDING AG: Sustaining natural and human resources that support ag
- UNDERSTANDING AG: Subtherapeutic Antibiotic Use in Cattle Production
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Presentations, decision tools, articles and more
- FARM BILL 2014: Final price estimates before enrollment deadline
- FARM BILL FAQs: Individual Agriculture Risk Program
- FARM BILL FAQs: County Agriculture Risk Program
- FARM BILL FAQs: Base acre reallocation
- FARM BILL FAQs: Updating Yields
- FARM BILL FAQS: Price loss coverage program
- FARM BILL 2014: Base acres and yields can be updated under 2014 Farm Bill
- FARM BILL 2014: Dry bean, potato, popcorn producers could benefit from new fruit, vegetable rules
- FARM BILL 2014: Should you add SCO coverage to crop insurance for wheat?
- FARM BILL 2014: The Farm Bill and building your safety net
- Winter wheat planting decisions and break-even yields
- Potential gains from storing dry edible beans
- USDA Ag Census data tells provides snapshot of Panhandle ag sector
- FARM BILL 2014 Livestock disaster assistance
- Understanding basis is important to making wheat marketing decisions
- 2014 Crop Budgets for the Nebraska Panhandle
High Plains Turf and Landscape Conference Presentations
More Panhandle News
A Historical Overview of Fertilizer Use: Because the use of fertilizer has become such an integral part of modern farming, we rarely give any thought as to where it comes from, how long it has been used and what impact it has had on our food production. With our current ability to test our soils nutrient levels and then convert those soil test results into reliable application recommendations, farmers' biggest concern regarding fertilizer use is cost, how much is needed and then which fertilizer formulation to apply. This has not always been the case. Current fertilizer practices are relatively recent events that date back to just the last half of the 20th century; however, traditional fertilizer practices are much older.
Cover crops use water, impact wheat yields in High Plains: Do cover crop mixtures or cocktails use less water than a single-species cover crop? Do cover crops reduce evaporation losses enough to make up for their water use? Do cover crop mixtures improve soil biological activity in a semi-arid environment? These and other questions are being asked as interest grows across the United States in using cover crops to improve cropping practices.Research conducted at the UNL High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney and at a USDA research station at Akron, Colo., suggests that farmers should approach the use of cover crops with caution. The research points out several factors for farmers to consider.
Dry bean plots support numerous cooperative projects: The dry edible beans being harvested in dozens of research plots at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will yield genetic information whose use goes beyond developing new commercial varieties for Nebraska farmers.
The North Platte River: Surface Water Irrigation Projects and Power Generation: A basic history of and information about the North Platte River U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects – surface irrigation, power generation and other related irrigation and power generation projects – on the North Platte River drainage.
By Gary Stone, Extension Educator, Panhandle Research & Extension Center.
More Information You Can Use:
- Water apps available from Nebraska Extension
- TEAMS Program (Together Everyone Achieves More Success)
- Mining industry could use aerial survey techniques now used for groundwater, UNL hydrogeologist says
- Fenugreek investigated as potential alternative crop
- The Importance of building positive relationships with children
Answers about crop varieties, fertilizer, irrigation, pest control, harvest, and many other issues are a click or two away on the University of Nebraska's expanded and reorganized CropWatch web site. Click below to go directly to sugarbeets, dry edible beans, wheat, or potatoes.
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Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu
UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/
Acreage Insights e-News
The Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team's Acreage Insight web resources (http://acreage.unl.edu/).
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An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items. Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update, Visit our web site for archived issues .
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