Agricultural Production Crop Production

Crop Production

The production of crops is the heart of Nebraska's economy. Water is essential to all plant growth. Thus Nebraska's economy relies on a plentiful supply of water to produce crops – in both rainfed and irrigated environments. Several factors involved with producing crops interact with either water supply or water quality issues – or both.

Growth and Modification Set for 2023 TAPS Year

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TAPS is expanding its competition in 2023 with a new irrigated popcorn competition, a cover crops option for sprinkler corn, and a new location for the sorghum competition. The expansion also includes a new TAPS competition in Colorado.

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Nebraska NRCS announces ACT Now Signup 2

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Nebraska NRCS has announced ACT Now Signup 2 for initiatives and EQIP programs. An ACT Now signup process will be utilized for the Bazile, Big Sandy and Turkey Creek NWQIs and EQIP CPAs, DIAs, and CEMAs. Applications that may have been received for these initiatives after the November 18, 2022 EQIP application cutoff but prior to the December 19,2022 Signup 2 announcement, are eligible as well.

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Private Pesticide Training Offered by Zoom for 2023

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Zoom training sessions will focus on pesticides for corn and soybean on March 8 and April 4, and for pastures on March 21.

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Impact of Irrigation Technologies on Water Use: Clarifying Water Withdrawals and Consumptive Use

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A new Nebraska Extension NebGuide clarifies the concept of consumptive use of water with regard to irrigated crop production and provides guidelines for determining the efficiency of new irrigation technology.

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2023 Manure Training Locations and Dates

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The Animal Manure Management team has announced the locations and dates for land application training in 2023. These sessions will take place in February and March. Anyone is welcome. Crop farmers and livestock operations will learn useful information to apply to their operations.

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