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Nebraska Grows

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

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Nebraska Grows is a bi-weekly podcast for commercial fruit and vegetable producers to get the latest unbiased, research-based information from Nebraska Extension.
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Heifers that are not retained as replacement females for breeding often find their home in feedlots, with heifers comprising approximately 39% of total cattle on feed. Nebraska Extension Feedlot Specialist Jessica Sperber says managing feedlot heifers to ensure their health, well-being, and optimal growth is key for feedlot sector profitability.…
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Craig Romary, Environmental Programs Specialist with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, joins Carol to discuss the benefits of specialty crop growers registering with DriftWatch and Bee Check on the NDA website. •DriftWatch-BeeCheck Handout & links (bit.ly/NDAfwinfo) •FieldWatch User Guide (https://fieldwatch.com see under “Resources”) •Proact…
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Ranchers considering increasing their inventory of calves due to current prices might need to think about how that could affect their bottom line. Nebraska Extension Ag Economics Specialist Matt Stockton says there are several issues to consider like the stage of your current operation, depreciation, as well as taxes before buying new cows.…
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Checking livestock water levels can often account for a considerable proportion of time and labor costs. UNL Graduate Associate Thomas Aquino and Nebraska Extension Specialist Yijie Xiong discuss several tech options that ranchers can use to monitor livestock tanks depending upon price, connectivity, and service.…
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Dr. Kristine Lang, Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist at South Dakota State University, joins Carol to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of using shade cloth with high tunnels to control temperature. If you have more questions regarding this research, please reach out to Dr. Lang directly at kristine.lang@sdstate.edu or check out her websit…
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The Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference will be held May 1st and 2nd in Sidney. The conference features an immersive experience of the downtown area and creates opportunities for networking and supporting entrepreneurs. Nebraska Extension Associate Educator Marilyn Schlake says the two-day conference is much more than speakers and mee…
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