Crops for the Future
Cedar County Private Pesticide Training Sessions
All training sessions are complete for 2014, if needing a license you will need to complete a self-study course, otherwise, please check back in January 2015 for next training sessions.
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.
Interview with Jim Jansen covering the highlights of 2014 Nebraska Farmland Values (*mp3)
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.
August 8-15, 2014
- UNL Releases CornWater Irrigation Management Tool, an online, real-time tool to help you determine the best time to irrigate.
- 2014 Forecasted Corn Yields Based on Aug. 1 Hybrid-Maize Model Simulations. Predictions hold steady for most sites since July 25 forecast.
- Corn GDDs Suggest Freeze Vulnerabilities. A closer look at accumulated and predicted GDDs identifies concerns for late planted, average maturity fields.
- Do Corn Roots Grow after VT (Tasseling)? See UNL Professor Tom Hoegemeyer's response.
- Correct Timing Makes the Best Silage. Harvesting to ensure optimal moisture content can improve quality and profit.
- Silver Spotted Skipper on Soybeans. Curious to look at and can be damaging, but rarely an economic pest by itself.
- EPA Announces Label Restrictions for Lannate
- Watch For Late Season Insects on Late Planted Corn and Soybeans. Corn may have higher than normal populations of corn earworms, European corn borer, and corn rootworm beetles and can function as a trap crop for the 2015 planting.
- The Importance of Wheat Seed Treatments to avoid yield losses of both quantity and quality.
- 2014 UNL Fall Seed Guide with Wheat Testing Results Released This Week
- Next Week: Special Wheat Production Issue of CropWatch
- Extension Crop Report (8/15/14)
- NASS State and National Crop Report as of Aug. 1 Conditions New Story
- Extension Crop Reports from Across the State (8/8/14)
- NASS Crop Condition: Nebraska Corn 71% Good to Excellent; Soybeans, 70% (8/11/14)
- NASS Crop Condition, Progress Report (8/4/14)
- Market Journal: Insights to the Aug. 1 Crop Report plus Scheduling Your Last Irrigation
- View segments from the August 8 Program: Analyzing the grain market, aphid and pest update, managing weed resistance, third-party beef quality audits, and the forecast for the coming week.
IANR & Extension Events
- UNL Extension Provides Precision Ag and Soil-Water In-Field Training Aug. 27 and 28 at the ARDC near Mead. Aug. 27, learn how technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), crop canopy sensors, soil mapping systems and spraying technology can be utilized and their value in crop production. Aug. 28, learn how to improve the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil to increase productivity.
- Reminder: Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 12-15 at 4 Sites. View replicated research/demonstration plots addressing timely production issues and hear presentations on how to increase soybean production profits and stay competitive in a global marketplace.
- Haskell Ag Lab Open House Aug. 13. Visit exhibits, tour the farm and celebrate Extension's 100th anniversary with some special UNL Dairy Store Centennial ice cream.
- UNL Flame Weeding Workshop Aug. 14 at Concord. Indepth presentations and infield demonstrations on flame weeding in seven major crops.
- August Field Days Focus on Switchgrass as Bioenergy Feedstock
- State Fair's "Raising Nebraska" Highlights Food and Families Who Grow It. Plan to stop by this new State Fair exhibit designed to educate consumers about what Nebraska is doing to feed the world.
- Raising Nebraska audio segment with UNL Extension's Kathleen Lodl
- Reminder: Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House Aug. 20. See presentations throughout the day on natural resource and cattle management.
- Reminder: West Central Crops and Water Field Day Aug. 21 near Brule to showcase irrigation practices and cropping systems that maintain or increase crop production while conserving water.
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.