The LRNRD is leading the charge by coordinating recycling efforts with producers who use bags for grain storage, and recyclers who haul them off. At the LRNRD, we often hear that farmers want to the do the right thing and with grain bags it’s not burning them or burying them.
The LRNRD is working to get a rough count of rolled-up ready to recycle grain bags and collecting survey information to help coordinate this recycling effort along with any potential future events. How many bags do you have to recycle? Click Here for the SURVEY.
The LRNRD has tentatively set the recycling collection dates of March 6th, 7th and 8th for 2019. Look for additional information regarding the date, time and location nearest you once our survey results are compiled.
Please call one of our field technicians if you have used grain bags that can be recycled or if you are interested in hosting a collection site.
- Recycled Grain Bags -
· Need to be rolled up for hauling to the recycling plant. (Do not use net wrap to secure rolls. Twine or screws are recommended.)
· Weigh 300-700 lbs. a roll.
· Are made into plastic pellets for other uses.
· Are unwanted at landfills.
*The chemical reactions that occur during the burning of plastic grain storage bag produces toxic substances that releases highly toxic materials into the atmosphere and into the soil. The toxins left in ash can impact water and soil quality. When materials containing chlorine are used, dioxins and furans may form, which can cause health effects ranging from cancer to nervous system disorders, to birth defects.
Come attend the 25th annual South Central Water Conference (formerly the Holdrege Water Conference) on February 5th at the Phelps County Ag Center.
The conference will bring experts involved with water issues, as well as other topics to inform and discuss current issues of importance to area residents. The registration starts at 9:30 a.m., with coffee and rolls, and the conference will conclude around 3 p.m. There is no admission fee and lunch will be served courtesy of the conference’s sponsors. Speakers and topics for the conference include:
The Lower Republican Natural Resource District joins with the Tri-Basin Natural Resources District, The Central NebraskaPublic Power and Irrigation District, the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce and Phelps-Gosper Cooperative Extension to sponsor the event. Area merchants and agricultural suppliers will be on hand with booths and displays to discuss their products and services with conference attendees.
Times are 24-hour format. (For example, 13:00 = 1:00 PM and 18:00 = 6:00 PM.)
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Click here for a full list of trainings across the state.
The LRNRD Cost shares on minimum orders of 100 trees or $100 per planting. Orders are accepted at the County NRCS offices for planting this spring. Below is a list of the available trees and shrubs. Please contact your county NRCS office for availability. The deadline for tree orders is March 8th. 2019 Tree List For more information click here.
2019 prescribed fire training workshops are being held across the state to provide training to landowners, land managers, resource professionals, volunteer fire departments, and others interested in the application and ecology of fire.
The Basic Workshops will provide a solid foundation on the fundamentals of planning and conducting a prescribed fire. These workshops are great for those with little to no experience and serves as a refresher to more experienced fire practitioners. There will also be Advanced Workshops where they take an in depth look into a specific aspect of planning, implementing, or ecology of prescribed fire. These advanced topics will build upon the fundamentals learned in the basic workshops; however, prior attendance of a basic workshop is not required. The $10 cost of the workshop covers meals and materials unless otherwise noted.
These workshops across the state are brought to you in partnership by Pheasants Forever, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
The bidding process is now open till January 15, 2019 for producers to submit a bid for Spring grazing at NCORPE. Click on the link below for a bid sheet and instructions.
More information can be found on the Republican River Basin-Wide Plan website. It contains agendas, handouts presentations and other documents share and the Republican River Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings.
Lower Republican Natural Resources District (LRNRD) and Nebraska Bostwick Irrigation District (NBID) have signed an Agreement through which the LRNRD will contribute $1 million to Bostwick’s upcoming automated gate project. This project will significantly improve the efficiency of the Franklin Canal in South Central Nebraska helping to preserve precious water in the Republican Basin.
Check out this awesome, informative video about the augmentation project south of North Platte
Project pdf Fact Sheet
NET Story "Proposal Would Divert Platte River Water to the Republican River" View the story here.
*Please note that beginning in 2018, both the Owner and Operator may be required to sign the form.
Chemigation Form located at the top right of this page under DOWNLOAD FORMS
Supreme Court Ruling:
Click on the link below to go to the DNR website to look up wells. At the bottom of the page you can access On-line Options and Information which has forms you may need to change ownership, making a well inactive, modification, etc.
This University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension App will help irrigators calculate the amount of water pumped by their irrigation pumping plant.
The Water Meter Calculator App allows the user to store data, such as field size in acres, flow meter units and allocation and annual irrigation caps for each field.
The app is available for download at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for $1.99.
Click on the link with the compatible excel for your computer and enable editing on the bar at the top. Choose meter type, type in Field Name and click on Make Field. At the bottom of the screen is a tab with the Field Name you just entered. Click on that and it will take you into the calculator sheet.
UNL link to simple web version: http://cropwatch.unl.edu/irrigationmetercalculator