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Buffalo County Extension Office
1400 E 34 Street
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (308)236-1235
E-mail: buffalo-county@unl.edu
Fax: (308)234-6319
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F
Closed on Federal Holidays 


Yard and Garden

Each week, Ted Griess, Horticulturist for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Buffalo County, writes articles that are published in the Life Section of the Kearney Hub on Saturday mornings.  These articles are archived by year:  Buffalo County Horticulture.  The most recent article is listed below:

Daylilies, July 26, 2014 (PDF, 812 KB)

Iron Chlorosis in Maple Trees, July 19, 2014 (PDF, 380 KB)

Summer Lawn Care, July 12, 2014 (PDF, 126 KB)

Landscaping - A Personal Preference, July 5, 2014 (PDF, 1.06 MB)

How Fire Blight Affects Ornamental Pear Trees, June 28, 2014 (PDF, 173 KB)

Anthracnose - Leaf blight, leaf spot June 21, 2014 (PDF, 171 KB)

Beautybush, June 14, 2014 (PDF, 587 KB)

Intersectional Itoh, 'Bartzella' Peony, June 7, 2014 (PDF, 605 KB)

'Briotii' Red Horse Chestnut, May 31, 2014 (PDF, 460 KB)

Garden Hoses, May 24, 2014 (PDF, 136 KB)

Mulching, May 17, 2014 (PDF, 416 KB)

Chokecherry Trees, May 10, 2014 (PDF, 356 KB)

Edging, May 3, 2014 (PDF, 192 KB)

Nebraska Crop Production & Pest Management Information (CropWatch)

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a Website available that addresses many issues of crop management in Nebraska throughout the seasons called CropWatch.  On the main menu under Weather you will be able to get the current soil temperatures. Browse through this Website for economic factors, crop research and production, precipitation and other weather information and research.


Land Owners and Managers

A digital workshop on land management, relations, and flexible cash leasing three-hour program is available through DVD purchase.  The cost of the DVD is $10 each and includes the presentation plus shipping and handling, The objective of this program is to provide practical information and strategies to help Nebraska land owners, managers, and farm operators understand the most recent trends in agricultural land values, rental rates, family relations, contracts, and flexible cash lease provision use.The order form is available. (pdf 277 KB)

National Agricultural Statistics Service Summaries of Nebraska County and District Land Rent Summary

The most recently updated NASS summaries of Nebraska County land rents for irrigated, dryland, and pasture practices are available on the NASS USDA Webpage. Cash Rent Summaries

Cash Rent Summaries

Please understand that this data represents an arithmetic mean only of the responses collected from land owners in the state. This data does not demonstrate the maximum or minimum values received; land owners and tenants should still consider their local land supply and demand, field characteristics/performance, and expectations/goals for their land investment when setting rents. These maps are informational and educational only.

Cornhusker Economics
Meeting Producer Needs for Risk Management Education

Volatile markets and challenging weather patterns are obvious risks agricultural producers have had to face in 2012. But they are just two of the many risks that producers must manage to successfully operate and grow their farms or ranches. Producers face numerous risks in several different areas, including production, price, financial, legal and human resource risk. Identifying issues and needs in each of these areas can help inform educators and tailor risk management education to producer needs. The North Central Risk Management Education Center at the University of Nebraska is one of five centers across the country competitively funded by the United States Department of Agriculture to carry out a comprehensive program of risk management education targeted to agricultural producers.  Cornhusker Economics is published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resourses Department of Agriculture Economics.  

Cornhusker Economics, Farmland Values and Cash Rental Rates - March 20, 2013

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Market Journal

The Market Journal is produced each week by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with support from the Nebraska Soybean Board.  Extension specialist offer information regarding grain and livestock markets, grazing, and weather updates.

Horticulture Update from UNL

The Horticulture Update newsletter is designed to assist horticulture professionals with seasonal environmental topics. Brought to you by University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension staff, including Mary Anna Anderson, Fred Baxendale, Natalia Bjorklund, Sarah Browning, Kathleen Cue, John Fech, Kelly Feehan, Mary Jane Frogge, Vaughn Hammond, Laurie Hodges, Terri James, Elizabeth Killinger, David Lott, Zac Reicher, Jim Schild, Nicole Stoner, Amy Timmerman and Kim Todd.  You can visit the UNL Website to view the archived issues

Acreage Insights Newsletter

The Acreage Insights e-News from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Archived Issues are available.

UNL BeefWatch

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln now has available for download a beef focused e-newsletter entitled UNL BeefWatch which will be published monthly. This is a way to receive current up-to-date beef information.



Extension Highlights

Disaster Recovery Resources

We have complied a collection of resources to help those that have been affected by recent storms. More...

Water Requirements for Calves

Karla Jenkins, UNL Extension cow/calf and range management specialist, discusses the water requirements for young calves. More information on water consumption from young calves can be found here.

Leaf and Bacterial Diseases Developing in Corn

Current warm, humid conditions are conducive to further development of leaf and bacterial diseases in corn. Accurate diagnosis will be important to selecting the best management options for the disease(s) present. Full story.

Bacterial Blight in Soybean

Frequent stormy conditions, rains, and cooler weather have resulted in bacterial blight of soybean becoming a common sight in Nebraska soybean fields. This disease is typically not a big yield robber, but may cause greater concern if current weather patterns persist Full story.

UNL Extension's Hort Update for July 14, 2014Squash bugs

An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items.  Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update,  Visit our web site for archived issues .

CropWatch Newslettercropwatchlogo

UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/

Acreage Insights e-News for July 2014AcreageInsights

The Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team's Acreage Insight web resources (http://acreage.unl.edu/).

UNL Extension's BeefWatch for July 2014

Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu 

Programs for Communities (Free)Community1

As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!

Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities!  For lessons....

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Extension Webcasts

Market Journal logoMarket Journal
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

BYF logo Backyard Farmer
View entire episodes or search for answers to your plant, yard, and insect problems. Watch Backyard Farmer live on NET1 April to mid September (Thursday, 7:00 pm CT). 

Ag Almanac logo Ag Almanac
Audio and video interviews with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists and educators on topics ranging from crop and livestock production to health and nutrition to lawn and garden care, and more.