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KTIC Radio Extension Corner: Benefits of Using Soil Sensors to Manage Irrigation

Listen to this week’s KTIC Radio Extension Corner:   This is Aaron Nygren, your local agronomist with Nebraska Extension in Colfax, Cuming, and Stanton counties. This week let’s talk about the benefits of using soil water sensors for managing irrigation. Potential benefits include lower irrigation costs, reduced chances of overwatering, and less nutrient leaching. One […]
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Local Ag Fact of the Week: Week 9

What is the name given to the main groundwater resource found in Dodge County? Ogallala or High Plains Aquifer. Learn more… The great groundwater resources found in most of Dodge County represent some of the eastern-most portions of the Ogallala Aquifer that spreads across 8 states (South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, & […]
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New Tool for Evaluating the Potential of Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI)

Irrigated farmers or landowners in the Crop Tech Café area should take a look at a new tool developed by UNL to estimate the potential pumping reductions from utilizing variable rate irrigation (VRI).  With the rapid development of VRI technology there has been an increasing interest in utilizing VRI to improve irrigation efficiency, increase yields, […]
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Field to Market Workshop in Fremont, Dec. 5: Register Now!

Field Assessment to Improve Efficiency Nebraska Extension is hosting a workshop for farmers interested in field sustainability and continuous improvement. Using the Field to Market Fieldprint calculator, attendees will enter their management and production information which will be used to compare fields with national, states, and local averages for the metrics of yield, erosion, irrigation […]
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