UNL Hosting Crop Clinics on Precision Ag, Soils, Crop Diagnostics

UNL Crop Clinics on Precision Ag, Soils, Crop Diagnostics June 23, 2015 Those attending last year's UNL Mid Summer Diagnostic Clinic got an opportunity go out in the field...

Western Bean Cutworm Degree Day Modeling

Using Degree-Days to Predict Western Bean Cutworm Flight Times July 2, 2015 One of the challenges with controlling insect pests in field crops is knowing when the damaging stage of...

Corn and Soybean Herbicide Options for Planting Cover Crops for Forage in Fall

Corn and Soybean Herbicide Options for Planting Cover Crops for Forage in Fall Feb. 25, 2015 When growers add cover crops, it's important to select and manage the crop according to...

Field of flowering potatoes in southwest Nebraska

Field of flowering potatoes in southwest Nebraska

Field of flowering potatoes in southwest Nebraska. Photo by Strahinja Stepanovic <strahinja.stepanovic@unl.edu>

Tips for Applying Soil Residual Herbicides after Corn Emergence

Figure 1. Corn at the two-leaf stage in a field near Clay Center. Many residual herbicides can be applied after corn emergence. See Table 1 for more details.   May 15,...

UNL Wheat Variety Tour June 11 at ARDC

UNL Wheat Variety Tour June 11 at ARDC June 5, 2015 Are you looking for a positive cover crop experience, improved soil quality and health, reduced soil erosion, a place to haul...

May Weather and June Forecast

State Climatologist Al Dutcher shares his forecast for the coming week on Market Journal. Figure 1. May 2015 Precipitation (in inches) Figure 2. Departure from Normal...

No-till Bus Tour June 18-19

Register Now for No-till Bus Tour June 18-19 Nebraska Extension will be conducting a two-day No-till, Cover Crops, and Grazing Bus Tour on Thursday and Friday, June 18-19.  The tour...

Soil Moisture Update: Western Nebraska Still Saturated

Figure 1 (left) Precipitation from May 25-31, 2015. (Source: High Plains Regional Climate Center). Figure 2 (right) Precipitation predicted for June 1-8, 2015. (Source: Weather...

Preservatives and Hay Moisture

Preservatives and Hay Moisture June 5, 2015 The moisture content of hay when it is baled influences yield, quality, and storability. Preservatives can help make good hay at higher...

Controlling Grasses in Alfalfa

Controlling Grasses in Alfalfa June 3, 2015 Wet soil in alfalfa fields right after cutting will certainly do one thing — help weedy grasses like foxtail and crabgrass grow. ...

Wheat Disease Publications

Nebraska Extension Wheat Disease Publications Residue Borne Diseases Tan spot, Cephalosporium stripe, Fusarium head blight, take-all, and others Management of Residue-Borne...

Wheat Disease Update: Fusarium Head Blight Confirmed

(Left) Figure 1.  Fusarium head blight on wheat varieties 2137 (left) and Overley (middle) in research plots and a field at the ARDC on June 4. (Photos by Stephen Wegulo) ...

Post-Emergence Herbicide Options for Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail

Figure 1. Growth stages of marestail from (A) seedling, (B) rosette, to (C) flowering stage (Photos by Amit Jhala) Post-Emergence Herbicide Options for Glyphosate-Resistant...

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Projects Available

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Projects Available June 2015 There is still time for agricultural producers to get involved with the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network's 2015...

Nebraska Ag Climate Update June 2015

Newsletter by Nebraska Extension Educator Tyler Williams recapping May weather records (and there were a number) and forecasting June temperatures and precipitation.

No-till Whirlwind Expos at Stuart and Venango in June

No-till Whirlwind Expos at Stuart and Venango in June June 4, 2015 Figure 1. Dan Gillespie of the NRCS will use a small rainfall simulator to demonstrate the benefits of crop...

Table test

Table 1. UNL soybean growth and development results from 2003 and 2004. 2003 Days after Planting   V1 ...

NASS: Soybeans 59% Planted; Corn 73% Emerged

NASS: Soybeans 59% Planted; Corn 73% Emerged Wet, cool conditions were the norm across Nebraska for the week ending May 24, leading to delays in field work and an increase in wheat diseases...

State Planting Progresses, Despite Rain Delays

State Planting Progresses, Despite Rain Delays May 18, 2015 Planting surged ahead in the week ending May 17, despite precipitation in many areas, according to the USDA's National...

Assessing Hail Damage to Corn and Soybean

Figure 1. Severe thunderstorm near Hooper at 3:45 p.m. on June 3 that caused significant crop damage in the area. Hail storms with up to baseball-sized hail hit corn and soybean...

Post-Hail Assessment: The Benefits of Patience

Figures 1 a-b.  Hailed corn on June 19 (left) and July 1 at UNL's Water Lab near Brule in west central Nebraska. While plants looked dismal immediately after the hail,...

Assessing Hail Damage in Wheat

Figures 1-2. Hail-damaged wheat in York County. (Photos courtesy of Gary Zoubek) Hail and heavy winds damaged wheat fields in central, south central, and eastern Nebraska this...

Nebraska Extension Crops in Social Media

From Nebraska Extension specialists and educators Blogs Ag Climate Nebraska with Extension Educator Tyler Williams Crop Tech Cafe with Extension Educators Nathan Mueller,...

ILeVO Protocol

ILeVO On Farm Research Sudden Death Syndrome Protocol for 2015 Bayer

2014 Cropland Lease Arrangements in Nebraska

Figure 1. Nebraska land rental arrangements with grain storage included as part of the lease. (Source: UNL Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey, 2014) ...

Scout Corn: High Insect Numbers Can Overwhelm Even the Best Defenses

Figure 1. Claybacked cutworm larva Figure 2. Wireworm Figure 3. Adult and larva white grub As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential damage that may be...

Advisory: Chilling Injury in Corn, Soybeans

Chilling Injury in Corn and Soybeans April 22, 2015 If you're considering going to the field this week to start planting, be sure to check predicted temperatures for the critical 48...

May 12 Field Crop Scout Training

Nebraska Extension Offers May Field Crop Scout Training April 22, 2015 Register now for Crop Scout Training to be held May 12 at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center...

Understanding the Enlist™ Weed Control System

Figure 1. A. Untreated control; B. Control of glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed in Enlist soybean with Sonic at 4.5 oz/acre (pre-emergence) and Enlist Duo at 75 fl oz/acre...

Nebraska Crop and Soil Moisture Update (4-20-15)

Nebraska Crop and Soil Moisture Update For the week ending April 19,  clear conditions during the first part of the week allowed fieldwork to advance, but gave way to rain which...

Study Initiated on Using Cover Crops in Corn and Soybean Systems

Study Initiated on Cover Crops in Corn and Soybean Systems Cover crops have been described as the "newest old concept" in farming. While this addition is not an entirely new idea, the number...

Update on Planting Conditions 2015

Update on Planting Conditions April 7, 2015 Conditions in many areas may be right to start planting corn, but that doesn't tell the whole story.  One-day soil temperatures on...

National Cover Crop Survey

National Cover Crop Survey April 10, 2015 Farmers are invited to participate in the 2014-15 national cover crop survey . The online survey is conducted by Conservation Technology...

New Soybean Herbicides for 2015

New Soybean Herbicides for 2015 April 10, 2015 Several new herbicides were recently registered for weed control in soybean. These new herbicides do not have an active ingredient with...

Irrigation Specialist Joins UNL Panhandle Faculty

Irrigation Specialist Joins UNL Panhandle Faculty Amir Haghverdi will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff this...

Seeding Alfalfa No-Till

Seeding Alfalfa No-Till Most plantings of alfalfa begin with a conventionally tilled and prepared seedbed. No-till might be just as good and particularly cost-effective this year. With less...

2015 Handy Bt Trait Table

2015 Edition of Handy Bt Trait Table Now Available April 3, 2015 For several years the Handy Bt Trait Table has been published by Chris DiFonzo, Michigan State University...

Considerations for Pasture Leases

Considerations for Pasture Leases April 3, 2015 It is appropriate to review typical lease arrangements for pastures from time to time.  With more education in the area of...

Chemigation Training Added at Scottsbluff

Chemigation Training Added at Scottsbluff April 2, 2015 Due to heavy demand, an additional chemigation certification training will be held at Scottsbluff. The training will be...

Nebraska Extension Pesticide Container Recycling

Pesticide Container Recycling at 26 Sites Across the State Packaging up rinsed pesticide containers for recycling. Recycling Program Tips Related Nebraska Extension...

Resistance Problems Not Limited to Weeds and Insects

Resistance Problems Not Limited to Weeds and Insects It is easy to see when weeds or insects develop resistance to a herbicide or insecticide. The weeds or insects are easy to spot in the...

Extension Offers Tractor Safety Courses for Teens

Extension Offers Tractor Safety Course for Teens Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety/Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at seven locations in Nebraska in May and June.  Any 14-...

USDA NASS Wheat Condition Report

Just 34% of State's Winter Wheat Good to Excellent Nebraska winter wheat condition rated 11% very poor, 18% poor, 37% fair, 31% good, and 3% excellent, according to a March 30 report from...

2015 Youth Corn Challenge

4th Annual Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Corn Board are offering the fourth Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest. This contest, open to 4-H members (age...

PLC May Benefit Banner, Dawes, and Deuel Dryland Corn Acres

PLC May Benefit Banner, Dawes, and Deuel Dryland Corn Acres March 6, 2015 Farm owners with non-irrigated corn base acres in Banner, Dawes, and Deuel counties may receive higher...

2014 ARC-CO Corn Payments Expected for Nebraska Panhandle

2014 ARC-CO Corn Payments Expected for Nebraska Panhandle March 6, 2015 Based on 2014 county corn yields released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and current price projections,...