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- Cropping Systems Productivity
- Food, Nutrition & Health
- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
- Water Climate Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
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- 2013 ESI and Beyond
- NACO Institute of Excellence
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Panhandle Extension News
- Panhandle Agricultural Summit Dec. 12-13 in Gering
- Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshops in December at Gering, Sidney, Oshkosh
- Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference Dec. 7 at Ogallala
- Eirich appointed director of beef quality assurance (BQA)
- Returning to the Ranch workshop in Valentine in December
- High Plains Ag Lab breaks ground for new headquarters
- Sidney's Keith Rexroth recognized for Outstanding Service to Panhandle Agiculture
- Weed Specialist Robert Wilson discusses his years of research into chicory
- MONTHLY PANHANDLE CROP REPORT
- Understanding basis is important to making wheat marketing decisions
- Farmland values in Nebraska Panhandle increase in 2013
- 2013 Crop Budgets for the Nebraska Panhandle
- Panhandle Center, Extension offices use temporary entrance during renovation
More Panhandle News
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.
Healthier holiday eating:
If holiday eating leaves you worried about foods high in fat and calories or overeating in general, here are some tips to help enjoy the holidays without increasing your waistline. Making recipes healthier may be easier than you think. Make simple ingredient substitutions or adjustments to create healthier recipes without sacrificing flavor and enjoyment. Many of the traditional foods served during the holidays start out healthy. It’s what is added to them and how they are prepared that add extra calories and fat.
During times of drought people often ask University of Nebraska-Lincoln water scientist Steve Sibray the same question: Will the groundwater aquifer dry up? The answer isn’t simple and also varies from one location to the next, said Sibray, a hydrogeologist with the UNL Conservation and Survey Division who is stationed at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.The effects of groundwater level declines vary according to which part of the water-bearing formation a well was drilled into.
Extension has issued the annual update to its report on crop prices in the Panhandle: Access “Historical Crop Prices, Seasonal Patterns, and Futures Basis for the Nebraska Panhandle, 1992-2013” by clicking. The report provides a basic price analysis for significant crops in the Panhandle to help growers and others make the best possible marketing and production decisions. It lists historical crop prices and seasonal patterns for corn, wheat, proso millet, sorghum, alfalfa hay, and dry edible beans. For corn and wheat, which are traded on futures commodity markets, the report also compares local cash prices to national futures prices to establish local basis.
Every business owner in small-town Nebraska eventually will retire or sell the business. When that happens, most rural Nebraskans feel their community can play a role in facilitating business transition, according to results from the 2012 Nebraska Rural Poll. “Business and Wealth Transfer in Nonmetropolitan Nebraska” is the title of the third report released from the 2012 poll. Results are online at ruralpoll.unl.edu.
The term ‘organic’ has specific guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP). In order for foods to be labeled organic, a government-approved certifier must inspect the farm to make sure the above standards have been met. There are also USDA standards for processing and handling organic food.More at Nebraska's Nutrition Education Program web site.
The North Platte River: Surface Water Irrigation Projects and Power Generation
This presentation provides a basic history 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.
- Beef Production in Western Nebraska Web Site
- Direct harvest of dry beans draws a lot of interest
- Quick, easy method to measure harvest loss In pinto or Great Northern bean fields
- Historical Panhandle crop price report updated for 2012
- Mining industry could use aerial survey techniques now used for groundwater, UNL hydrogeologist says
- Today’s 4-H: More than meets the eye
- Fenugreek investigated as potential alternative crop
- Developing drought tolerance is goal of dry bean breeding program
- UNL, Chinese university look to collaborate in proso millet research
- The Importance of building positive relationships with children
- Dung beetles key to range management?
- New Community Forester for western NE covering a lot of ground
- Skip-row corn stabilizes dryland grain yields
- CENTENNIAL STORIES
- TEAMS work to keep kids involved in school, headed toward college
- Tips for heart health
- Goal of fund-raising drive: Boosting proso millet breeding program
- 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Food and Food Components to Reduce
- Dealing with stress
- Prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with healthy habits
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.
Late Fall Seeding Risky
Cool season turfgrasses like Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type tall fescue are best seeded by September 15. While seeding might still be done successfully after October 1 with significant inputs and precautions, poor establishment and/or winterkill should be expected. Winterkill of all turfgrass plants can be through desiccation in dry windy areas, crown hydration in poorly drained areas, and/or direct low-temperature kill with dramatic temperature drops to extreme cold in the fall or winter. More at...
Fall Frost Dates
Many Nebraska corn and soybean fields were planted later than normal due to prolonged wet conditions last spring. Tapan Pathak, UNL Extension Educator for Climate Variability, summaries the earliest, latest, and average frost dates for Nebraska
Hail Damaged Corn and Ear Rot
Corn damaged from hail can not only be at risk of stalk rot, but ear rot can also be a concern. Ear rot conditions will impact corn storage risks and could lead to possibility of fusarium and micotoxins. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, discusses what you can look for and storage conditions key to limiting rot growth during storage. Additional information is available for Corn Disease Profile and Major Fusarium Diseases on Corn.
Opportunities for High Soybean Yields
On-farm research at the Soybean Management Field Days is providing insights to practices that can increase soybean yields. Greg Kruger, UNL Cropping Systems Specialists, discusses opportunities for increased yields based upon row spacing and plant populations. The Soybean Management Field Days are a joint effort of the Nebraska Soybean Board and UNL Extension.
UNL Extension's Hort Update
for October, 2013
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. Some topics featured this issue include: Kentucky bluegrass rust, late fall seeding risks and sodding, final fertilization, issues with over mulching, rabbit and deer protection, fall and winter watering, proper produce storage and more. Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update, Visit our web site for archived issues .
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 December 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/).
UNL Extension's BeefWatch for December 2013
Check out the October issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals, features antibiotic use guidelines, emergency management planning for livestock operations, pasture rangeland forage insurance and multiple additional topics. You mail subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu
Programs for Communities (Free)
As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!
Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities! For lessons....
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.
View entire episodes or search for answers to your plant, yard, and insect problems. Watch Backyard Farmer live on NET1 April to mid September (Thursday, 7:00 pm CT).
Audio and video interviews with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists and educators on topics ranging from crop and livestock production to health and nutrition to lawn and garden care, and more.