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Wheat Harvest: NCTA, governor to dedicate pivot at ‘Celebrate Irrigation 2014’

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
CURTIS, College students learning irrigation technology skills will get a chance to show off a new teaching tool at their Curtis campus on Sept. 12.
Agricultural partners and educators joined forces for the new irrigation technician concentration at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA).
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Wheat Harvest: Wheat progress update

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, In the southeast and southwest parts of the state, many producers have finished harvesting.
In the northern part of southwest Nebraska, some producers are also finishing up harvest while others are just under halfway done.
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Wheat Harvest: Shipping delays cost farmers nearly $100 million

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (AP), Delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million and cut deeply into the value of grain still in storage at farms across the state, according to a University of Minnesota report released at an agricultural freight conference Thursday.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture organized the one-day conference in Alexandria to bring
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Wheat Harvest: Registration closes July 21 for Aug. 4 wheat production workshop at Scottsbluff

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Registration closes July 21 for a Wheat Production Workshop scheduled for Aug. 4 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff.
Workshop speakers from UNL, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Kansas State University will provide the latest research-based information on challenges facing wheat producers in the high plains, including wheat stem sawflies, kochia, virus
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Wheat Harvest: Reducing fertilizer use with a more accurate soil test

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
TEMPLE, Texas, Soil tests that determine fertilizer needs measure nitrate in the soil, but they don't sufficiently account for soil microbes, which mineralize organic nitrogen and make more of it available to a crop. As a result, farmers often apply more fertilizer than they need.
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