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It’s not too late for weed control

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF ­, With the start of wheat harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle, growers have parked sprayers in favor of combines. Once wheat has been safely delivered to the bin or elevator, they can breathe a sigh of relief and begin to relax.
Although the wheat will soon all be harvested and the sprayers are idle, now is a great time for

Harvest, rain, and El Nino

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
KIMBALL, On Tuesday morning, July 21, steady and gentle rain was falling across the southern Panhandle. As of 11 a.m., about 0.4 inches had fallen and the rain was continuing.
Wheat harvest was underway across much of the tri-state region this week. A very wet and cool spring combined with continued rainfall and cooler-than-normal summer temperatures delayed harvest something on

Sweet Clover is in abundance in Panhandle * Crop is good for grazing but use caution when harvesting for hay

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 15th, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF, Sweet clover is in abundance this year in much of the Nebraska Panhandle. This biennial plant has really expressed itself this year due to the excellent moisture conditions in 2014 and this spring.
As a grazing resource, sweet clover can be excellent feed. Research from North Dakota State University has documented yearlings gaining over 2 pounds per head per day

Summer temperatures follow rain

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 15th, 2015
KIMBALL, A slow-moving cold front brought rain, cool temperatures and cloud cover to the tri-state region last week.
Heavy rains fell across much of the southern Panhandle last Wednesday, slowing or halting fieldwork and washing out some late-planted crops such as millet.
While the moisture was beneficial and continued to keep soil-moisture profiles well saturated, the cool temperatures slowed development

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