Iowa State–UNL Partnership Creates Plant Science App for Teachers, Students

The Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary offers multiple short videos and animations to help you stay up to date with crop technologies, including genetics, weed science, plant breeding, soil...

Successful Winter Wheat Seeding

Wheat should be seeded into a firm seedbed with good soil moisture. This is more easily achieved in no-till production systems where residue protects the soil surface. If the seedbed is loose...

Scheduling the Last Irrigation of the Season

Irrigating soybeans in late August. (Photo by Troy Ingram) It is approaching that time when we need to be thinking about scheduling the last irrigation of the growing season. Crop...

Farm Lease Resource: AgLease101.org

Watch CropWatch this fall for a  schedule of UNL Extension landlord/tenant workshops. This time of year, calls begin to ring into my office about agricultural lease agreements. ...

Corn and Soybean 71% Good To Excellent

Both Nebraska's corn and soybean crops rated 71% good to excellent in the latest crop report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, released Monday, Aug. 25. Topsoil...

Tomorrow's Crop Scouts Compete

Youth participating in the 2014 Crop Scouting Competition at UNL's Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center near Mead. UNL Extension is pleased to announce six teams from...

Stored Grain Webinar Sept. 12

Harvest is just around the corner and grain storage preparations can help protect your stored crop. A regional webinar, Stored Grain Integrated Pest Management, will be held Friday, Sept....

Extension Crop Reports

Standing water in a field near York after heavy rains Monday night (8/25) caused localized flooding. (Photo by Gary Zoubek) Gary Zoubek, Extension Educator in York County: We...

Wheat Varieties Virtual Tour Updated for 2014

Nebraska winter wheat farmers can get research-based information and recommendations on wheat varieties in the UNL Extension website Wheat Varieties Virtual Tour . The Wheat Varieties Virtual...

Market Journal: Soybean Diseases, Farm Program and Raising Nebraska Exhibit

View the full August 22 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. On this week's Market Journal Loren Giesler, UNL Extension plant...

UNL CropWatch August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 Special Focus: Wheat Planting & Production Winter Wheat Planting Decisions and Break-even Yields. Comparison of production economics for...

Fertilizer Management for the 2015 Winter Wheat Crop

Wheat harvest is complete and it's time to think about fall fertilization and next year's fertilizer needs. With adequate stored soil moisture in much of the winter wheat fallow areas in...

Sorghum Field Days to Showcase Hybrid Performance

The 2014 Sorghum Field Days will be held at five sites in September: Trenton, Sterling, Hazard/Litchfield, Orleans, and Farwell. Field performance of leading hybrids, new market...

No-till/Cover Crop Field Day Aug. 27

UNL Extension will be hosting a No-till/Cover Crop Field Day Wednesday, August 27, at the Tom Howe farm west of Highway 75 in Richardson County. Howe has been practicing continuous no-till for...

What's New in Winter Wheat Varieties

A USDA-ARS – University of Nebraska collaboration released two new wheat varieties — Husker Genetics Freeman Brand and Husker Genetics Panhandle Brand — in 2013-2014.  Both varieties will...

Winter Wheat Planting Decisions and Break-even Yields

Profit margins for wheat-growing areas in southwest Nebraska and the Panhandle are expected to be tight for the upcoming year, based on market conditions, UNL cost of production estimates, and...

2014 Forecasted Corn Yields Based on Hybrid Maize Model Simulations as of Aug 15

Figure 1. Hybrid-Maize Model locations.   Aug. 15 Yield Forecasts for Western & Central/Eastern Corn Belt Interpreting the Yield Forecasts...

Emergent Winter Wheat and Grasshoppers

Figure 1. Adult grasshoppers, such as this differential grasshopper, can feed on winter wheat until after the first frost, causing stand loss in field margins. Grasshopper...

Determining the Seeding Rate for Your Winter Wheat

UNL recommends that growers base wheat seeding rates on seeds per acre not pounds per acre because of wide variances in the number of seeds per pound. The change can result in as much as a...

Winter Wheat Seeding Date Can Have Major Effect on Yields

Figure 1. Recommended planting dates for Nebraska winter wheat. Winter wheat yield is affected by production practices, pest management, fertility, and weather. One of the production...
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