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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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Nebraska: Farmland Values Declined 10% Over 12 Months

Nebraska: Farmland Values Declined 10% Over 12 Months

👤By Jim Jansen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Preliminary findings from the 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln indicate that as of February 1, 2017, the weighted average farmland value declined by about 10% over the prior 12-month period to $2,805

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Nebraska: Detecting Invasive Species: Medusahead

Nebraska: Detecting Invasive Species: Medusahead

👤By Gary Stone, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a concept to identify potential invasive species prior to or just as the establishment of the invasive is taking place. An integrated pest management plan can be developed to manage, contain, and eradicate

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Nebraska: Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail – Scout and Control

Nebraska: Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail – Scout and Control

👤By Debalin Sarangi and Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Marestail, also known as horseweed or Canada fleabane, is a winter or summer annual weed in Nebraska. Historically, marestail was found in waste area, field edges, along roadsides, and railway tracks; however, no-till crop production systems over the last 20

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Livestock: USDA Change is Reminder of Louis Dinklage, Industry Legend – DTN

Livestock: USDA Change is Reminder of Louis Dinklage, Industry Legend – DTN

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Some called him the King of Wisner. Admirers with less of a dramatic flair referred to him as the master of two-way cattle. But most in his wide circle of friends within Cumming County, Nebraska, and the beef industry at

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