UNL CropWatch July 8, 2016

UNL CropWatch July 8, 2016

Soybean cysts nematode cysts and nitrogen nodules on soybean roots western bean cutworm larvae

For next week UNL specialists recommend scouting for soybean cyst nematode (red arrows) on soybean roots and for western bean cutworm eggs on the upper surface of corn leaves. Here, the larvae have just emerged from the eggs. See stories below for more.

July 8, 2016

Corn Production
Soybean Production
  • Mid-Summer is Optimum for SCN Scouting. Since SCN was first identified in Nebraska 30 years ago, it has been found in 58 counties accounting for 94% of the state's soybean production area and an estimated $1 billion in lost yields. Now, the potential for SCN resistance has led to new scouting recommendations.
  • Check SoyCal - Soybean Management Calendar for timely soybean pest and management information customized to your planting date and location.
Wheat Production
Insect Management
  • Reports of Japanese Beetles in south central and eastern Nebraska fields continuing. See July 1 CW article for scouting and management info.
Crop Reports
  • Crop reports from Extension, USDA NASS crop condition report, and slight reduction in drought area reported by US Drought Monitor
IANR & Extension
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