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No till notes: Changing plans

By Mark Watson Panhandle No-till Educator With all the abundant moisture around the Panhandle this spring we’ve received some severe weather that has caused a change in plans. Many producers have lost some of their fall and spring planted crops to...


No till Notes: 'Field Pea Planting'

Last week I covered important considerations in getting your field pea crop off to a good start. I discussed using certified seed, planting population and how to calibrate according to the size of the seed to get the desired 350,000-375,000 final...


No till notes: '10 Tips, part 4'

I’ve been discussing 10 tips for successful no-till crop production and thus far I have covered choosing a good crop rotation, winter wheat as the most important crop for supplying a consistent amount of residues to make the rest of the crop... Full story


No till notes cont. 'Spring is coming!'

I want to start off by thanking everyone who made this year’s Panhandle No till Partnership’s winter conference a success. I especially want to thank the members of the PNTP for all their efforts in putting together this conference and congratula... Full story


No-till Notes: 10 Tips

By Mark Watson Panhandle No-till Educator I mentioned I was speaking at the No-till on the Plains annual winter conference. I am speaking to producers at the conference as part of a 40 tips in 50 minutes presentation with Paul Jasa, UNL no-till... Full story


No Till Notes: 'Plan to attend 2014 No-till conference'

The Panhandle No-till Partnership is hosting a no till winter conference on Feb. 26 and 27, 2014. The conference will be at the Gering Civic Center beginning at 8 a.m. each day with registration and speakers starting at 8:45 a.m. This two day... Full story


'Friends and Mentors'

I’m on my way to Salina, Kan. to speak at and attend the annual No-till on the Plains winter conference. I always look forward to visiting with old friends and mentors at this conference. I’ve been going to this conference every year for the...


Learn at Crop & Soil Health Educational Meetings

As the New Year begins so do new opportunities for educational meetings during the next couple of months for agricultural producers in our area. I always make it a point to attend as many of these meetings as I can to further my education in... Full story


No Till Notes: 'Opportunity'

As most of you are probably aware, I’m pretty excited about the opportunities yellow field peas provide for producers here in western Nebraska and around our region. We have been growing yellow field peas successfully on our farm for several years... Full story


No Till Notes: 'Only -16'

The good news is that the temperature only dropped to 16 below zero last night and the weathermen are predicting a slow warm-up for this week. It’s been quite some time since we have endured a prolonged cold spell like this one. By the time you rea...


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