Crops for the Future

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 Virtual Wheat Varieties Tour
Are you not sure which wheat varieties are best suited to your part of the state? We have compiled a list of varieties we feel are best suited for your part of the state, linked to photos and characteristics of each.

Wheat Variety Tours are held every summer throughout Nebraska to allow wheat growers to see, compare, and learn about the many winter wheat varieties available to them. Growers get an early glimpse of new experimental lines.

Visit this web page for more information on Wheat Varieties.

Information related to farm land leasing agreements, reports, and land market information
Please visit this web page for items relating to farm land leasing agreements, reports and land market informationa. These items are available at the following site: Nebraska Farm Real Estate

2011 Spring Seed Guide
Spring Seed Guide

2010 Custom Rates
2010 Custom Rates Part 1
2010 Custom Rates Part 2

Sheep and Goats
Sheep and Goat Budgets

Livestock and Range


Jan. 20-30, 2015

Farm Management

Corn Production

Soybean Production

  • Researchers Show Climate Change is Suppressing Soybean Yields. UNL's Jim Specht, emeritus professor of agronomy, was among a team of researchers who tracked monthly rainfall and temperature changes from 1994 to 2003 and found that soybean yields declined by about 4.3% for every degree Fahrenheit rise in average growing season temperatures. Some states gain, some lose yields due to the changes.New story

Pesticide Management

  • DriftWatch Updated, Improved to offer expanded services to applicators and producers wanting to identify fields where commercial specialty or pesticide-sensitive crops are grown.

Extension Programs


Market Journal

  • View segments on corn rootworm management, range and pasture mnanagement, cattle market analysis, genetically engineer animals, and the forecast for the coming week.

UNL_CropWatch on YouTube

Check out UNL_CropWatch on YouTube for 40 videos on using new technologies, identifying and managing crop diseases, conducting on-farm research, and topics in ag climatology. New this week, Nebraska Extension Soil Fertility Specialist Charles Wortmann discusses:

Crop Reports

  • USDA Reports Confirm Big Corn and Soybean Harvests. The 2014 corn harvest came in at 1.6 billion bushels, down 1% from 2013,  and the soybean harvest came in at 289 million bushels, up 13% from 2013. See numbers for sorghum, alfalfa, proso millet, sunflower, sugarbeet and dry edible bean.
  • Nebraska Grain & Hay Stocks Up From 2013. Corn up 3%; soybeans up 27%; wheat up 23%; and sorghum up 36%. Nebraska grain storage capacity at 2.08 billion bushels, up 41.8 million bushels since Dec. 1, 2013.


Upcoming Events

2015-03-03Knights of Columbus Hall
2015-03-04Dodge County Extension Office
2015-03-05Agricultural Research & Development Center, near Mead
2015-03-10HARDIN HALL
2015-03-11Country Inn & Suites

Making A Difference


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Extension Webcasts

Market Journal logoMarket Journal
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

BYF logo Backyard Farmer
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). 

Ag Almanac logo Ag Almanac
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.