Harvest Continues with Soybean 69% Done; Corn, 28%

Limited rainfall and above normal temperatures provided excellent harvest conditions for the week ending Oct. 19, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Good progress...

Tips for Identifying Fall-Emerging Weeds

November 8, 2013 As the 2013 corn and soybean harvest begins to wind down, we would like to encourage growers to take a proactive approach to managing winter annual weeds prior to the...

AgriFuture 2014 Conference Oct. 28-30 in Kearney

Agriculture producers, students, agribusinesses and policy leaders are invited to the first "AgriFuture" conference in Nebraska on Oct. 28-30 in...

Market Journal: Analysis of the Crop Report, Beginning Farmer Numbers

View the full Oct. 17 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. Oct. 17, 2014 On this week's Market Journal Frayne...

EPA: Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Offer Little or No Benefit to US Soybean Production

The US EPA released an analysis Thursday of the benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in soybeans. Neonicotinoid pesticides are a class of insecticides widely used on US...

Panhandle Farm Bill Workshops Start Oct. 21

The decisions to be made in the next few months regarding commodity program selection are very complex and will last for the duration of this farm bill. To provide growers with the information...

UNL CropWatch Oct. 17, 2014

Combining a field of shorter soybeans near Lincoln. On Monday soybean harvest was 45% complete and corn was at 19%, and with warmer, drier conditions this week, harvest made good progress....

Small Scale Farming Workshop Nov. 8

Interested in learning how to produce your own food or start a diversified agriculture business on your acreage or in your backyard? UNL Extension will be hosting the third installment of "Small...

Harvest Ideal Time to Consider On-Farm Research

You may have tried a new product or applied extra fertilizer or water this year, but do you know if the investment was profitable for your operation? With lower commodity prices, it is more...

Corn Stalk Nitrate Tests

Late season stalk nitrate tests are used to assess the nitrogen status of corn plants at physiological maturity. This year may provide interesting information since we had greater...

Accumulated GDDs Oct. 1-13, 2014

Q: How have early October rains and cooler temperatures affected corn drydown? Is it slower than normal?   View season long GDDs for 20 sites at ...

Soybean Harvest 45% Complete; Corn at 19%

Limited rainfall allowed the Nebraska harvest to progress with soybeans nearing the half-way mark, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service report for the week ending Oct....

USDA Nebraska Crop Report: Corn Yield Would be a Record

If realized, this will be the highest corn yield and production on record for the United States.     Based on October 1 conditions,...

Oct. 10 Market Journal: Upcoming UNL Cover Crop Research

View the full Oct. 10 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. On this week's Market Journal UNL Extension Agronomist Roger...

Controlling Winter Annuals in Alfalfa this Fall

Abundant moisture and moderate temperatures have blessed many of the state's alfalfa fields this fall. Unfortunately, conditions that are optimum for a good stand of alfalfa are also optimum for...

SARE Grants for Farmer Research and Youth Education

Applications are now being taken for two grant programs being offered by the North Central Region Sustainable Agricutlure Research and Education (SARE)  program: the 2015 Farmer/Rancher...

Harvesting, Drying, Storing Late-Maturing, High-Moisture Corn

Producers in the High Plains region could be dealing with late-maturing, high-moisture corn this fall. That means they have some decisions to make, according to Ken Hellevang, North Dakota...

New UNL Class on Soybean Breeding for Disease Resistance

A new distance education class studying the effects of water molds on soybeans is being offered through UNL's Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Breeding for Disease Resistance , a case...

Extension Crop Reports

Todd Whitney, Extension Educator in Hamilton County: We will soon pass the halfway point with soybean harvest.  Some fields had moderate to high levels of soybean stem borer. Scattered...

Nebraska Weather Notes Oct. 7, 2014

Lake McConaughy has had excellent inflows the past 30 days as the lake gained 86,000 acre/feet of storage and now stands at 1,116,100 acre/feet (64% of capacity).  Year over year change now...
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