Stink Bugs Reported in Corn and Soybeans

We are receiving reports of stink bugs in Nebraska corn and soybean. This is to be expected, as stink bugs are attracted to flowering plants. Both crops are particularly sensitive to stink bugs...

Heavy Infestation of Wheat Stem Sawfly in the Nebraska Panhandle

Figure 1. Wheat lodging due to wheat stem sawfly. Figure 2. Wheat stubs remaining in field Figure 3. Adult female wheat stem sawfly Wheat stem sawfly...

Southern Rust Confirmed in Southeast Nebraska

Figure 1. Southern rust spores are typically orange to tan in color and produced in pustules predominantly on the upper leaf surface, although they can also be produced abundantly on/near...

Seedbeds for Late Summer Grass and Alfalfa Planting

Seedbed preparation is key to successful planting of alfalfa, grass, or some small-seeded cover crops. August is great timing, if you have enough moisture to do it right. Seedbed preparation...

Grain Market Analysis on July 25 Market Journal

View the full July 25 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.     On this week's Market Journal Elaine Kub,...

The Great Balancing Act — Negotiating a Cash Rental Rate

Getting landlords and tenants to agree on a cash rental rate for next year is going to take some careful balancing and consideration of each other's perspective. Also see: Frequently Asked...

Resilient Ag Conference Now Open To Crop Advisors and Farmers

CCA Certification Credits Available Attend conference in person or online.   Gary Niemeyer Crop Advisors can earn continuing education credits for CCA...

Crop Reports from Extension

Figure 1. Root pruning on a hybrid with the Cry3Bb1 protein. (Dodge County, Nathan Mueller) (Link to larger versions) Figure 2. Adult Grape Colaspis being found in corn...

2014 Forecasted Corn Yields Based on July 20 Hybrid Maize Model Simulations

Interpreting Yield Forecasts When the range of possible (i.e., simulated) end-of-season yield potential for the current year is compared to the long-term average yield...

Monitor Grasshopper Levels in Field Borders

Figure 1. Top: Adult differential grasshopper Left: Adult redlegged grasshopper Both grasshopper species have yellow bodies with black markings, but the redlegged...

Common Bunt (Stinking Smut) in Wheat

This year there are reports of outbreaks of common bunt of wheat, also known as stinking smut, in a wide area from western Nebraska into eastern Colorado.  This article summarizes information...

Light Trap Reports 2014

UNL light trap data is available at http://entomology.unl.edu/fldcrops/lightrap.shtml and includes reports for: South Central Agricultural Laboratory — Clay Center, Nebraska ...

CropWatch SCN Poll: What You Said

Last week's CropWatch poll, "This summer have you checked soybean roots in your fields for SCN?" had some interesting results. Just over 30% of you said "Yes," just under 30% said "No," and 40%...

Storm Damage Response Information

Hail and wind damage last Wednesday night affected many acres in south-central Nebraska. The following articles were written in 2013 after the severe hail storms in Clay County. We hope they are...

Market Journal: Timely Weed Control, Managing Spray Drift

View the full July 18 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.     On this week's Market Journal Bob Klein,...

UNL CropWatch July 18, 2014

As of Monday, 74% of the state's corn was rated good to excellent. Thirty-three percent was at silking, near the 5-year average of 32%. Soybeans were 72% good to excellent with 55% of...

Managing Soybean Aphids

Also see It's Time to Scout for Soybean Aphids for information on aphid biology, life cycle, beneficial predator insects, and scouting methods, including web and mobile tools. ...

It Is Time to Begin Scouting for Soybean Aphid

  The economic threshold for late vegetative through R5 stage soybeans is 250 aphids per plant with 80% of the plants infested and populations increasing.   Also...

Plant Disease Reports by District for Corn and Soybean

June 26-July 17, 2014 The following diseases were identified in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic. Corn Southeast District — Northern...

Diversified Cropping and Cover Crops on Organic Tours Aug. 16

UNL Extension will be hosting Organic Farm Tours Aug. 16 in eastern Nebraska to help organic producers learn more about improving soil health by adding cover crops. Tours will start at 1:30...
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