Ag Almanac Weekly Radio Features

Monday April 24, 2017
Field Crop Scout Training
Crop scout training is designed for entry-level scouts who are working for crop consultants, industry agronomists or farm service centers in Nebraska and neighboring states. The course is May 10 from 8-5 at the University of Nebraska’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center located near Mead NE. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/extension/2017/05/10/26431/

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Tuesday April 25, 2017
Nebraska Youth Pork Conference
The Nebraska Youth Pork Conference, “Makin’ Bacon … and a WHOLE Lot More!” has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 31, - Friday, June 2 at UNL’s Animal Science Complex. Youth are encouraged to apply, particularly those who have an interest in the swine industry, food or meat science, and/or culinology. Intermixed throughout the conference, youth will be engaged in interactive activities to enhance life skills including leadership and communication. Bryan Reiling, Associate Professor of Animal Science.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/extension/2017/05/31/117611/

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Wednesday April 26, 2017
Windbreak Renovation
Windbreaks are an integral part of area farms and acreages providing critical protection for farmsteads, livestock, and crops. Unfortunately, many older windbreaks are losing their effectiveness due to age, poor health, or neglect. In some cases, a windbreak may no longer have the necessary density to provide winter protection. Steve Karloff, Nebraska Extension Southeast Nebraska District Forester.MP3
http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec1777.pdf

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Thursday April 27, 2017
Japanese Beetles
A newly released map of confirmed Japanese beetle populations in Nebraska shows their westward movement from where they were first identified near Lincoln and Omaha several years ago. Japanese beetle adults can damage a broad range of plants, including many trees and shrubs planted in the landscape, such as crab apple, roses, linden trees, and many others. Robert Wright, Nebraska Extension Entomologist.MP3
http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec1777.pdf

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Friday April 28, 2017
Pear Trees
Pear trees have beautiful spring flowers, are easy to grow and relatively cheap to purchase. But over planting has caused this tree to out compete some of our native trees. Justin Evertson, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Green Infrastructure Coordinator.MP3
http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/SmFruit.shtml

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