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Nebraska: Status of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Nebraska: Status of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

👤By Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 27, 2017

There are 480 unique cases of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes globally in 252 weed species (147 dicots and 105 monocots). Weeds have evolved resistance to 23 of 26 known herbicide sites of action and to 161 herbicides. Control of herbicide-resistant weeds

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Nebraska Alfalfa: Reduce the Cost of Planting Roundup Ready Seed

Nebraska Alfalfa: Reduce the Cost of Planting Roundup Ready Seed

👤By Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Roundup Ready alfalfa seed can be expensive, but establishing a new field may not cost as much as you think. With Roundup Ready alfalfa seed costing over $7 per pound, you may want to consider ways to reduce establishment costs.

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Nebraska: Use Caution When Considering Farm Equipment Leases

Nebraska: Use Caution When Considering Farm Equipment Leases

👤By Tina Barrett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Many factors in the current agricultural economy are leading producers to consider a lease arrangement of new capital purchases instead of an outright purchase. When considering this option, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons as well as

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Nebraska: Which Bt Traits Do you Need?

Nebraska: Which Bt Traits Do you Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 27, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure that you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits that you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been

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Nebraska: Time to Repair Leaky Gates/Gaskets and Eliminate a Set

Nebraska: Time to Repair Leaky Gates/Gaskets and Eliminate a Set

👤By C. Dean Yonts and Andrew Christiansen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Minimizing inefficiencies in gravity irrigation systems can save irrigators money and labor. Normal wear and tear associated with piecing together sections of irrigation pipe and opening and shutting gates can cause significant inefficiencies to irrigation over time. Estimating Losses. Flow meters

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Nebraska: Converting Cropland to Pastureland

Nebraska: Converting Cropland to Pastureland

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Mar 21, 2017

At a time when crop production costs remain high as crop prices decline and cattle compete for scarce pastures, converting cropland to pasture might make sense. If you’re considering this change, take time to plan and do it right. Species

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Nebraska: Farm Operating Capital and Interest Rates are Big Concerns, Survey says

Nebraska: Farm Operating Capital and Interest Rates are Big Concerns, Survey says

👤By Brandy VanDeWalle - Extension Educator, UNL CropWatch 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The Nebraska 2016 Farm Financial Health Survey showed that over 77% of the 936 producers who responded were concerned that they might not be able to obtain needed operating capital this year. Over 60% were concerned interest rates would increase.

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Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in South-Central Nebraska

Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in South-Central Nebraska

👤By Parminder Chahal - Weed Science Graduate Student | Amit Jhala - Extension Weed Management Specialist - UNL 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Palmer amaranth’s aggressive growth habit, extended period of seedling emergence, high water use efficiency, and prolific seed production make it the most problematic weed in agronomic cropping systems in the United States.   The increased adoption of reduced tillage practices,

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Nebraska: Field Pea Production – Rotational Costs and Benefits

Nebraska: Field Pea Production – Rotational Costs and Benefits

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Editor’s Note: For charts and tables see source link at bottom. Grain-type field peas are a cool season grain crop (mid-March to late-July) typically grown as an alternative for no-till summer fallow in semiarid cereal-based cropping systems, such as wheat-corn-fallow

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Nebraska: Field Pea Seeding Rates, Seeding Depth, and Inoculant

Nebraska: Field Pea Seeding Rates, Seeding Depth, and Inoculant

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Editor’s Note: For charts and images see source link at bottom. Grain-type field peas are a cool season grain crop (typically planted in mid-March and harvested late-July) grown as an alternative for no-till summer fallow in a semiarid cereal-based cropping

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