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NRD REPORTS

The Natural Resource Report can be heard every Wednesday at 4:17pm.  You will hear the latest from cooperating Natural Resource Districts: Middle Republican, Upper Republican, Lower Republican, Tri-Basin, Central Platte, and Little Blue NRD's. For more information on any of the 23 Natural Resource Districts in Nebraska go here!

Wednesday
Nov152017

NRD Update, November 15, 2017

Wednesday
Nov082017

NRD Update, November 8, 2017

Wednesday
Nov012017

NRD Update, November 1, 2017

Wednesday
Nov012017

NRD Update, October 25, 2017

Wednesday
Oct182017

NRD Update, October 18, 2017

Wednesday
Oct112017

NRD Update, October 11, 2017

Wednesday
Oct042017

NRD Update, October 4, 2017

Wednesday
Sep272017

NRD Update, September 27, 2017

Wednesday
Sep202017

NRD Update, September 20, 2017 

Wednesday
Sep132017

NRD Update, September 13

Thursday
Aug312017

NRD Update, August 29, 2017

Have you decided what you’re doing with your ground after harvest? Have you considered planting cover crops?

Results from local demonstration projects have shown that there are several types of cover crop mixes that benefit soil health through improvement in ground compaction, infiltration, biological activity and organic matter.

The Central Platte and Lower Loup NRDs recently approved a four-year study to determine the impacts on groundwater due to cover crop management.  The Lower Loup Basin and Central Platte River Basin have diverse soil types and cropping practices that can affect both water quantity and water quality.  The study will determine the general influence of cover crops on soil moisture, groundwater recharge, and movement of nitrate in the soil; and will include both irrigated and dryland cropped fields and span multiple years.  A final study report will be completed in the spring of 2021.

If you are considering planting cover crops, technicians from the NRCS and UNL Extension offices can address concerns such as:

-which mix provides the highest quality forage for grazing and

-how much crop usable nitrogen can be expected,

For more information on how cover crops would benefit your operation, contact your local USDA-NaturalResources Conservation Service office or your local UNL extension office.
You may also visit the Central Platte NRD website at: www.cpnrd.org for more cover crop information.

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Wednesday
Aug162017

NRD Update, August 16, 2017

Wednesday
Aug022017

NRD Update, August 2, 2017

Wednesday
Jul262017

NRD Update, July 26, 2017

High tech sensors will be in action on August 16th at the Project SENSE update in Chapman, NE.  Project SENSE is a pilot program that focuses on improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer use, by determining nitrogen in crops at early growth stages.

Second year results are promising, showing improvements in fertilizer efficiency and lowering groundwater nitrate levels. 

This year, drone imagery directed an extra nitrogen treatment applied by the SENSE applicator during the same event as sensors were being used.  A drone demonstration will include how to build a flight plan, calibrate the camera, launch the drone, and post flight imagery analysis. 

Attendees will learn how producers are conducting research trials on their own fields in partnership with the Project SENSE team.

The update will take place from 10:00 to Noon on Wednesday, August 16th at the Ken Seim Farm in Chapman, NE. The public is invited to attend and a complimentary noon meal will be served. 

Project SENSE is a collaborative effort between UNL, Nebraska Corn Board, five Natural Resources Districts, and producers participating in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.

Again, the update will be held on August 16th from 10 to Noon in Chapman. RSVP with the Central Platte NRD for meal planning at (308) 385-6282 and find additional information at: cpnrd.org

 

 

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Wednesday
Jul192017

NRD Update, July 19, 2017

Wednesday
Jul052017

NRD Update, July 5, 2017

Wednesday
Jun282017

NRD Update, June 28, 2017

Wednesday
Jun212017

NRD Update, June 21, 2017

Wednesday
Jun072017

NRD Update, June 7, 2017

Wednesday
May312017

NRD Update, May 31, 2017