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...

Field Reports from Extension

  Figure 1. Lower leaves of corn still mostly disease-free this week. (Source: Nathan Mueller) Figure 2. Potato leafhopper injury to new seeded alfalfa near...

The Economic Injury Level and the Economic Threshold in IPM

Although the economic injury level (EIL) and the economic threshold (ET) are fundamental integrated pest management (IPM) concepts, they are often confused. This is understandable, as the...

Control Volunteer Winter Wheat Now for Higher Yields Next Year

Southwest Nebraska winter wheat field devastated by wheat streak mosaic virus. The Benefits Add up to Bushels of Yield and Added Income Figure 1. Comparison of the...

Controlling Weeds Post-Harvest in Winter Wheat

With the recent precipitation many winter wheat fields have rather large broadleaf and grassy weeds growing at this time. A number of these fields received harvest aid treatments. If weeds are...

Wheat Production Workshop Aug. 4 at UNL Panhandle Center

Register by Monday, July 28 A UNL Extension Wheat Production Workshop scheduled for Aug. 4 will focus on challenges from wheat stem sawflies, to kochia, virus and moisture. It...

Cool Conditions May Lead to White Mold in Soybeans

Figure 1. A white, cottony fungal growth on soybean stems is one indication of Sclerotinia Stem Rot. Most of Nebraska's soybean crop is flowering, ranging from the early to late...
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