2017 Golden Plains Area Agricultural Handbook Orders Being Taken Now
*UPDATED* The 2017 edition of the Golden Plains Area Agricultural Handbook is currently in production and orders are being taken now for your copy. This publication is a permanent and often used item in many farm, ranch and agribusiness offices in Northeastern Colorado. This resource book contains the latest university research for high plains agriculture in Colorado. Most of the research results presented in the handbook are conducted on local farms and ranches in the area.
Colorado State University Offers Free Solar Assessments for Animal Feeding Operations
Colorado State University’s Rural Energy Center is offering free solar energy assessments for Colorado animal feeding operations. The assessments will provide feedlots and diversified farms that include livestock with estimated system sizes, costs, savings, and other information needed to decide whether investing in a solar array is a sound investment. Solar systems could be installed on buildings, open space, or even as shade structures over open feedlots. The solar arrays to be evaluated would be tied into the grid and used to offset the electricity costs of pumping water, lighting, ventilation, or other agricultural uses. Continue reading
CDA: Colorado Hay Directory Now Available
CSU Golden Plains Ext News: PEST ALERT – Early emergence of western bean cutworm moth in northeastern Colorado
Issued by Assefa Gebre-Amlak (PhD) Extension Specialist, Pest Management, CSU Extension
We are seeing early emergence of western bean cutworm moth in most parts of northeastern Colorado this year. According to the historic monitoring data, the moth population will peak between the third week of July and first week of August in Colorado (www.nocopestalert.com). Continue reading