Crops for the Future

cropland photo


Farm Market Reports


Cedar County Private Pesticide Training Sessions
Febr 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm at Hartington City Auditorium Basement
Febr 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm at Randolph City Auditorium

Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEP) are required for individuals applying a restricted use pesticide (RUP) for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him/her or his/her employer.
NE District 2014 Pesticide Training Dates Brochure 
For a list of all private training locations by county, look online at:
Private Locations
For a list of commercial/noncommercial training locations, look online at: Commercial Locations

To view the biannual "Pesticide & Noxious Weed Newsletter" produced by the Nebraska Department of Agiculture, click here.


2014 Chemigation Training Schedule
Chemigation - applying agrichemicals to cropland using an irrigation system to distribute both the water and chemical.  Please contact the county Extension Office inwhich the training is being held to preregister.  An online course is also available for those recertifying.


Farm Cash Rental Rates and Land Values
2014 Nebraska Cash Rental Rates
2014 Nebraska Farmland Values
from Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Development 2013-2014
For the complete Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market report click
here.

You can also visit the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service for a Nebraska map with cash rental rates for irrigated, dryland, and pasture, by clicking here.  


Cornhusker Economics (March 2013)
Land Value & Cash Rental Rates Continue to Climb


Cash Farm Lease  (revised 2011)  
Crop-Share Farm Lease  (revised 2011)  
Pasture Lease  (revised 2011)   
Farm Building & Livestock Facility Lease
Livestock Rental Lease
 
For more information about these and other leases, visit http://AgLease101.org
 

2012 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part 1
2012 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part 2

Every two years a survey of custom operators is conducted to determine the current rates charged for specific machinery operations. The survey is divided into two parts. Part 1 includes the spring and summer operations such as planting and small grains harvest, and Part 2 includes information about fall and miscellaneous operations.

Adjusting Farm Custom Rates & Grain Storage Rental Rates for 2011

Grain Storage Costs & Rental Rates

Flood Resources for Crops & Cropland

Land Owners & Managers Update
DVD provides practical information and strategies to help land owners, managers, and farm operators understand the recent trends in land values, rental rates, family relations, contracts, and flexible cash leasing. For more information or to order your DVD click here.
 


 

Sunlit corn -- Patrick Wright photo

As of Monday, 74% of the state's corn was rated good to excellent. Thirty-three percent was at silking, near the 5-year average of 32%. Soybeans were 72% good to excellent with 55% of the crop blooming, well ahead of 40% for the 5-year average. (Photo by Patrick Wright)

White mold in soybean

Soybean Production

Wheat Production

Storm Damage

Insect and Disease Management

Crop Reports

Alfalfa field showing potato leafhopper damage
  • Field Reports from Extension. Wheat harvest is about to begin in the Panhandle and insects and diseases are generally staying at low levels.

Market Journal

  • Segments from this week's Market Journal cover timely weed control after wheat harvest, managing spray drift, planting forages into wheat stubble, and the current grain market.

IANR & Extension Programs

 

Image and Link to UNL Extension TV

eXtension image - link to Extension.org

Extension Webcasts

Market Journal logoMarket Journal
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

BYF logo Backyard Farmer
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). 

Ag Almanac logo Ag Almanac
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.
 

 

 

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