Crops for the Future
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
2013 Nebraska Cash Rental Rates
2013 Nebraska Farmland Values
from Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Development 2012-2013
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.
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
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.
Feb. 24-28, 2014
- Northern Plains Likely to See Below Normal Temps This Spring. UNL State Climatologist Al Dutcher expects Spring 2014 to be much like Spring 2013 with normal to above normal moisture.
- Ocean Temperatures Offer Clues to Crop Season Weather. Along with snowpack and soil moisture recharge, look to ocean temperature trends for clues as to whether a drought can be expected this crop season.
Dry Bean Production
- Dry Edible Bean Acres to Increase; UNL Cultivar Coyne a Top Seed Choice. Coyne, a mid-season bean that matures in 90 days, was released in 2008.
- Take the Great Northern Bean Survey
- UNL Invasive Weed Programs Extend from High Schoolers to Scientists in statewide, year-round effort to provide education and stop the spread of invasive weeds in the state.
- See how Nebraska Invasive Weed Numbers Have Declined
- Changes in How Pesticide Information is Displayed: Globally Harmonized System, SDS, and Pesticide Labels
- New on CropWatch: Nebraska Grain Sales Reports Updated Each Market Day
- UNL Releases Land Lease Calculator App
- How Much Money Can We Lose in Grain Markets? A Cornhusker Economics newsletter looks at how to measure risk in the corn and soybean markests, looking at average price drops in the 2005-2013 markets.
- Free Farm Finance Clinics Scheduled for March
- Culture War Over Food and Farming Topic of Feb. 27 Heuermann Lecture. Robert Paarlberg of Wellesley College will discuss how modern food and farming systems dominate the U.S. commercial marketplace but are under heavy attack in the cultural marketplace.
- Panhandle No-till Conference Feb. 26-27 in Gering
- UNL Cornstalk Grazing Program Feb. 28 at Brule. Learn how cornstalk grazing affects corn yield, soil, water, and livestock.
- Reminder: Cornhusker Economics Outlook Meetings March 3-7 at 9 Sites
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.