Ag Almanac Weekly Radio Features


Monday January 9, 2017
Storing Excess Pesticides Over Winter
Farms need to have a plan in place for proper pesticide storage. When pesticides are not properly stored during the winter there is a chance that products could freeze, containers could be compromised and chemical efficacy could be affected. Clyde Ogg, Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Educator.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/winter-pesticide-storage

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Tuesday January 10, 2017
Growing Brassicas
2017 is the year of the Brassica. Brassicas are in a family of crops that include broccoli, cauliflower cabbage and turnips. These crops like growing in cool weather and are ideal for the spring and fall garden. Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension.MP3
http://hortupdate.unl.edu/Broccoli

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Wednesday January 11, 2017
Crop Management Conference
The Nebraska Crop Management Conference will be held Jan. 19-20 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. With two half-day workshops, 23 program sessions, and recertification options, attendees will be able to customize their learning experience by registering for those sessions most pertinent to their farming operation. Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Educator.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/ncmc-2017

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Thursday January 12, 2017
Cooking With Slow Cookers
With America’s fast paced lifestyle, slow cookers are a great way to prepare a hearty meal that is done at the end of the day. It’s important when slow cooking that meats reach minimum food safety temperatures. Julie Albrecht, Nebraska Extension Food Safety Specialist.MP3
http://food.unl.edu/healthy-bites-january-slow-cooker-month

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Friday January 13, 2017
Recycling Christmas Trees
Before taking your Christmas tree to the recycling center this year, consider using it to create backyard habitat for birds. Another recycling alternative is to remove individual branches and place them over flowerbeds as mulch; the trunk can then be cut for firewood. Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscape Program Leader.MP3
http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2013/RecycleChristmas.shtml

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