Ag Almanac Weekly Radio Features

Monday July 17, 2017
Recipe to Reality Seminar
Coming up on August 19th, food entrepreneur’s have a change to attend the one day “recipe to reality seminar” to learn the steps to create a successful food business. The seminar is specifically designed to provide entrepreneurs with an understanding of the key issues they will need to consider when starting a food business. Jill Gifford, UNL Food Processing Center National Food Entrepreneur Program Manager.MP3
http://fpc.unl.edu/small_business

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Tuesday July 18, 2017
Ticks
Ticks can be active all year round, but May-July is regarded as high tick season in Nebraska. An increase in outdoor activities such as trail running, hiking, camping and morel mushroom hunting take place in prime tick habitat. Ticks are blood feeders and have the potential to vector some serious diseases of both people and pets. Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist.MP3
http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/NebraskaTicks345.shtml

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Wednesday July 19, 2017
Forages May be the Answer if Replant Options are Limited
Crop disasters like hail and flash floods can happen any time and when they do, replanting options may be needed. Sometimes replanting a grain crop may be nearly impossible due to the late planting date or herbicide carryover. In these instances, annual emergency forage crops may be an option. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/forages-may-be-answer-if-replant-options-are-limited

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Thursday July 20, 2017
Summer Tree Care
Summer isn’t always so nice to trees. Help them from falling victim to summer storms, pests and diseases by inspect the landscape, pruning dead branches and watering when necessary. Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscape Program Leader.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/forages-may-be-answer-if-replant-options-are-limited

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Friday July 21, 2017
Time to Scout for Western Corn Rootworm Beetles
Western corn rootworm beetles began emerging in southeast and south central Nebraska. Beetles typically emerge somewhat later in northeastern and western Nebraska. Usually an average of 5-10 beetles per ear is required to seriously affect pollination. Severe silk feeding at 25%-50% pollen shed may indicate a need to apply insecticide. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension EntomologistMP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/start-scouting-western-corn-rootworm-beetles

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