USDA NASS: Crop Progress and Condition

Harvest of corn (7% complete) and soybean (6% complete) were just getting underway Monday when USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service reported on Nebraska crop conditions and progress. ...

Grazing Corn Residue: A Win-Win for Crop and Cattle Producers

Figure 1. Two multi-year University of Nebraska-Lincoln studies show how cattle grazing corn stalks  benefits both cattle and crop producers. Are you looking for additional...

Market Journal: Grain markets; Cornstalk Grazing, Soybean Nitrogen Use

View the full September 26 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. On this week's Market Journal Roy Smith, farmer and grain...

With Climate Change, the 2012 Summer Could be Normal by 2100

Nebraskans who wonder what climate change could portend for the state have a recent reference point: the summer of 2012. The worst drought in the region's recorded history, it could be just a...

New Extension Crop Publications

The following publications were recently revised by UNL Extension and are available on the  Extension Publications website. Those listed relate to agricultural crop production or...

Handling and Storing Corn and Soybeans

Grain quality from the 2014 harvest is generally expected to be high, although challenges may lie ahead in the need to store much of this harvest for an extended time, perhaps as much as two...

Nebraska Corn Board Partners with UNL for Distinctive $2 Million Presidential Chair

The Nebraska Corn Board has made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish the permanently endowed Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair. The endowment...

USDA: 94% of Corn Dented; 50% Mature

For the week ending September 21, 2014, sunshine and above normal temperatures across much of the state was moving crops toward maturity, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics...

Stalk and Crown Rot Diseases Likely in Many Fields

Figure 1. Early discoloration of some plants can be a symptom of stalk rot. Push, pinch, or split symptomatic plants to assess for stalk rot diseases. Much of the 2014 Nebraska...

Market Journal on SCN in Soybean, Stalk Rots in Corn

View the full September 19 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. On this week's Market Journal  UNL Extension...

2014 Forecasted Corn Yields Based on Sept. 12 Hybrid-Maize Model Simulations

Figure 1. Hybrid-Maize Model locations.   Sept. 12 Yield Forecasts Western Corn Belt Central/Eastern Corn Belt ...

30- and 90-Day Forecasts from Climate Prediction Center

The climate Prediction Center (CPC) has released forecasts for October and October through December. Climate Prediction Center Forecasts B indicates below average, A indicates above...

Weather Update: Much Variance from Norms, but Good Soil Moisture

Extension State Climatologist Al Dutcher gives his forecast for the coming week on the Sept. 19 Market Journal. It has been a challenging growing season, to say the least. ...

Nebraska Temperature/Precipitation Summary for Sept. 12-15

Station Summary for Temperature and Precipitation CLIMOD product: Multi-Station Summary Creation Time: 09/17/2014 10:59 CDT State: NE ...

UNL CropWatch Sept. 19-26, 2014

Loading out dry beans from the combine during harvest this week in the Nebraska Panhandle. Nebraska ranks 1st in the nation in Great Northern bean production and third in overall dry bean...

Should You Add SCO Coverage to Your Crop Insurance For Wheat?

Choosing your crop insurance contract for 2015 just got more complicated with the addition of the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a county-level insurance program available through the 2014...

Crop Insurance Deadline and the 2015 Projected Price For Wheat

As Nebraska wheat growers gear up to put their 2015 crop in the ground, it's time to look at crop insurance options for the coming year.  The price discovery period for insurance on wheat...

Multiple Herbicide-Resistant Weeds and Challenges Ahead

Figure 1: Common waterhemp confirmed resistant to glyphosate and Raptor in a greenhouse study conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Photo Credit: Debalin Sarangi). The...

Done Irrigating? Don’t Forget To Remove Your Soil Moisture Sensors

With most irrigation finished for the season and harvest fast approaching, this is a good time to pull  Watermark sensors and ET Gages and store them for the winter. Taking time now ensures...

Extension Crop Reports

Figure 1. Soybean stem borers can tunnel into the main soybean stem where the petiole meets the stem. (Right) Breaking the base of the stem reveals a soybean stem borer larva....
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