As fall turns into summer it will seem that our homes are being besieged by boxelder bugs looking for a warm place for the winter. Watch this video to learn a little bit about this insect as well as some cheap, effective control methods.
This week on Market Journal, reporting from Husker Harvest Days… Grain Market Analysis – In its September Crop Report, the USDA estimates 2014 corn production at 14.4 billion bushels and soybean output at 3.91 billion bushels. The total production and yield projections in both crops would set new records. Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes the latest round of numbers. Jeff also talks about 2015 selling strategies, demand markets and basis numbers for corn and soybeans. Hog Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes current hog market prices. Ron also talks about the impact of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus and explains why 2014 could be an exceptional year of profits for pig producers. Harvest Weather Outlook – Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, talks about the concerns of damp conditions forcing corn and soybean farmers into a long harvest. Bryce also discusses the possibility of an early frost. Soybean Harvest Recommendations – Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, says the optimum moisture to harvest soybeans is 13 percent. Gary explains why the timing of soybean harvest is important to yield and profit. Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
The Backyard Farmer panel answer gardening questions
The Backyard Farmer garden is captured with a time lapse camera
In its September Crop Report, the USDA estimates 2014 corn production at 14.4 billion bushels and soybean output at 3.91 billion bushels. The total production and yield projections in both crops would set new records. Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes the latest round of numbers. Jeff also talks about 2015 selling strategies, demand markets and basis numbers for corn and soybeans.
Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, talks about the concerns of damp conditions forcing corn and soybean farmers into a long harvest. Bryce also discusses the possibility of an early frost.
Many insect species are responsible for pollination of Maine's blueberry fields. Honey bee colonies are essential and Maine is the second largest importer of commercial bee hives for pollination. With increased colony rental rates, farmers are becoming aware of the many pollinating species that contribute to a successful blueberry harvest. Bumble bees, leaf cutter bees, and many other native species are essential for a sustainable pollination system. Researchers led by the University of Maine and University of Massachusetts are studying how to maintain a stable pollinator force to ensure everyone gets their slice of blueberry pie.
We'll chat with Beth Kennett about how Liberty Hill Farm, in Rochester, VT, attracts and keeps customers. Liberty Hill Farm is a 240-acre working dairy farm, that has been offering "farm vacations" to visitors from all over the world. Many of Liberty Hill's guests return year and after year.
Aaron Hoshide interviews grower Paul Sweetland at Clarry Hill, ME. They discuss some of the economic challenges facing growers such as renting honey bee and bumble bee hives, and planting pasture strips to attract native pollinators. This is a shortened version of the Part 6 video posted in July.
Preparing Students for the Ever Changing Beef Industry. Dr. Dennis Brink, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Professor of Animal Science.
John Marquis was on a mission of creating a men's shaving lotion, after he created the perfect combination, he started Ogallala Bay Rum by selling on eBay! Soon John discovered he was in the world of retail and wholesale! John will share what he learned about marketing and selling! To learn more about Ogallalg Bay Rum go to - http://www.ogallalabayrum.com/ Never miss a Friday 15 chat by registering for email reminders at https://go.unl.edu/friday15registration
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension's 4-H youth development program is open to youth ages 5-18. Emphasis is on science, ag literacy, healthy lifestyles, career development and citizenship/leadership. 4-H members learn by doing hands-on projects. The 4-H cat project is one of many animal science projects youth can participate in. Learn more at http://4h.unl.edu/4hcurriculum/cat. In Lancaster County, many 4-H'ers showcase their projects at the Lancaster County Super Fair -- information at http://superfair.org. After this year's 4-H Cat Show at the Super Fair, the youth recreated a tunnel walk with their own ribbon-winning cats!
Video footage of a dog clinic focused on showmanship presented by Trudy Supalla. The Nebraska 4-H Dog Show Rules says: "In showmanship classes, exhibitors are judged on their ability to groom and handle the dog in the show ring."
Learn Viral Video Success Tips from Greg Peterson, one of the famous Peterson Farm Bros., as he chats with Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, Extension Educator from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
To engage youth, I wanted to create an educational lesson with a different spin by incorporating digital media and technology into a healthy foods lesson... an Educational Remix for Trail Mix.
Looking for a quick and healthy on-the-go snack? Visit food.unl.edu for more recipes.
Create healthier meetings by offering healthier beverages and snacks while including physical activity breaks.
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