Making A Difference
Impact Summary Reports
- 2012 - Year in Review
- Beef Systems
- Learning Child
- Guardianship/Conservator Training Program
- Crops - Youth Programming
- Agricultural Economics
- Cropping Systems Productivity
- Food, Nutrition & Health
- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
- Water Climate Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
- ECAP - Entrepreneurial Communities
- ESI and Beyond
- NACO Institute of Excellence
Oct 15: In the next 1-3 weeks the links in the top red Menu bar will change. Some links will move and others will be added.
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Four-Day Ag Awareness Festival
Another Great Success!
Area students, both urban and rural, participated in the Annual Ag Awareness Festival held at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center this past week near Mead, NE. It takes a lot of planning and preparation, and plenty of Extension Educators, staff and volunteers from Farm Bureau and area FFA groups to host the over 800 youth for the four-day event. It's an incredible learning opportunity for area fourth graders, and this year, as in year's past, the excitement and enthusiasm for agriculture was felt throughout the day. Several SREC Extension Educators and staff provided their expertise in sessions throughout the week. In the picture gallery in the Fremont Tribune article, Bob Meduna and Monte Stauffer can been seen talking on crops and livestock.
The Fremont Tribune provided a wonderful write-up of the week-long event: http://tinyurl.com/ksx3c8t
We've got an App for that!
Mobile Apps put the University's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at your fingertips. SREC is bringing research-based information to you, wherever you are delivering education "...any time, any place, any path, any pace..."
What's your soil water status? We've got an App for that. Questions about the first year of your newborn's life? We've got an App for that. Curious about what you can plant during a drought season? We've got an App for that. Interested in Extension and not sure where to go? Yes, there's an App for that. Do your kids ever ask you where their favorite food comes from? We have a lively App for that, too!
Check these and more mobile Apps out at:
UNL SREC 2012 Five Year Issued-Based Review
A comprehensive study of the Southeast District of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension was recently completed and is available for download through UNL's Digital Commons.
To access the Southeast Research & Extension District's Five Year Issue-Based Review Please go to:
Southeast Extension...Impacting Nebraska:
On-Farm Research Impact Report (2581.1kb)
Environmental and Alternative Crop Impact Report (1,172.6kb)
Urban Water Impact Report (1,352.2kb)
Southeast Extension...is Delivering Education in New Ways!
Extension In The City - Serving a more urban landscape that includes Nebraska's largest metropolitan area
Late Fall Seeding Risky
Cool season turfgrasses like Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type tall fescue are best seeded by September 15. While seeding might still be done successfully after October 1 with significant inputs and precautions, poor establishment and/or winterkill should be expected. Winterkill of all turfgrass plants can be through desiccation in dry windy areas, crown hydration in poorly drained areas, and/or direct low-temperature kill with dramatic temperature drops to extreme cold in the fall or winter. More at...
Fall Frost Dates
Many Nebraska corn and soybean fields were planted later than normal due to prolonged wet conditions last spring. Tapan Pathak, UNL Extension Educator for Climate Variability, summaries the earliest, latest, and average frost dates for Nebraska
Hail Damaged Corn and Ear Rot
Corn damaged from hail can not only be at risk of stalk rot, but ear rot can also be a concern. Ear rot conditions will impact corn storage risks and could lead to possibility of fusarium and micotoxins. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, discusses what you can look for and storage conditions key to limiting rot growth during storage. Additional information is available for Corn Disease Profile and Major Fusarium Diseases on Corn.
Opportunities for High Soybean Yields
On-farm research at the Soybean Management Field Days is providing insights to practices that can increase soybean yields. Greg Kruger, UNL Cropping Systems Specialists, discusses opportunities for increased yields based upon row spacing and plant populations. The Soybean Management Field Days are a joint effort of the Nebraska Soybean Board and UNL Extension.
UNL Extension's Hort Update
for October, 2013
An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items. Some topics featured this issue include: Kentucky bluegrass rust, late fall seeding risks and sodding, final fertilization, issues with over mulching, rabbit and deer protection, fall and winter watering, proper produce storage and more. Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update, Visit our web site for archived issues .
UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/
Acreage Insights e-News
The December Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team’s Acreage Insight web resources (http://acreage.unl.edu/).
UNL Extension's BeefWatch for December 2013
Check out the October issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals, features antibiotic use guidelines, emergency management planning for livestock operations, pasture rangeland forage insurance and multiple additional topics. You mail subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu
Programs for Communities (Free)
As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!
Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities! For lessons....
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.