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
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.
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.
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)
- Cool Conditions May Lead to White Mold in Soybeans. Outbreaks develop during flowering stage, particularly under cooler temperatures.
- It's Time to Begin Scouting for Soybean Aphid. While few aphids have been reported so far, this could quickly change under the right conditions. See aphid biology, beneficial predators, and scouting methods and apps.
- Managing Soybean Aphids. Treatment thresholds, recommendations, and why you still need to scout resistant varieties.
- CropWatch SCN Poll: What you Said. Two-thirds of respondents say sampling is on their radar for this year.
- Control Volunteer Winter Wheat Now for Higher Yields Next Year. Each year wheat producers lose millions of dollars in potential income by not controlling volunteer winter wheat and providing a green bridge for wheat streak mosaic.
- Controlling Weeds Post-Harvest in Winter Wheat Timely control of weeds following winter wheat harvest can limit soil moisture loss to weeds and prevent the deposit of more weed seeds in the soil, two factors that can benefit the next crop's yield.
- Wheat Production Workshop Aug. 4 at the UNL Panhandle Center. Register by July 28.
- Soybeans and Sunflowers as Forage after Wheat. Consider your forage needs and whether these might be good options this year.
- Storm Damage Response Information. 2013 CW articles offer information to help with post-storm management decision-making.
- More Storm Damage Articles (2014)
Insect and Disease Management
- The Economic Injury Level and the Economic Threshold in IPM. How these terms differ and why understanding the difference is important to your pest management strategies.
- Plant Disease Reports by District for Corn and Soybean. See what's being reported where.
- Light Trap Reports for south central, west central, and northeast sites.
- Field Reports from Extension. Wheat harvest is about to begin in the Panhandle and insects and diseases are generally staying at low levels.
- 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
Making A Difference
Impact Summary Reports
- UNL Extension Impact Report
- Beef Systems
- 4-H Impact Report
- The Learning Child
- Guardianship / Conservator Training Program
- Agricultural Economics
- Cropping Systems Productivity
- Crop / Plant Science - Youth Education
- Food, Nutrition & Health
- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
- Water, Climate & Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
- Nebraska Broadband Initiative
- Entrepreneurial Communities
- ESI and Beyond
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.