SCN Sampling is Part Science, Part Art

Oct. 30, 2014   Recently a farmer asked how to take a good soil sample for soybean cyst nematode (SCN). This is a question we're getting asked more often, especially at this time of...

Leaf Rust in Fall-Planted Wheat

Oct. 30, 2014 Figure 1.  Leaf rust on fall-planted wheat in a grower's field in the southern Panhandle of Nebraska on October 25. ...

Corn Harvest 40% Complete, Soybeans at 85%

For the week ending October 26, rain across the Panhandle and areas of eastern Nebraska slowed harvest according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures, which...

Why You'll Want to Sample for SCN This Fall

Oct. 27, 2014 $45 million. That's how much Nebraska soybean farmers are estimated to have lost to soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) last year. The good news is that loss will decrease...

Market Journal: Corn and Soybean Markets, Ag Policy, Weed Management

View the full Oct. 24 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. Oct. 24, 2014 On this week's Market Journal Jeff Peterson,...

US Bureau of Reclamation North Platte River Water Update

Figure 1. Pathfinder Dam and Fremont Canyon on the North Platte River in Wyoming The US Bureau of Reclamation presented its annual North Platte River water and water operations...

Cornhusker Economics Outlook Meetings Cross State in November

The 10th annual Cornhusker Economics Outlook meeting series will be held at five locations across the state in November and will focus on ag outlook and management decisions for farmers and...

New UNL Extension Crop Production and Irrigation Publications

UNL Extension released the following crop publications this week on the  Extension Publications website. Identification of Winter Annual Weeds (EC304) Pinto and Great...

2014 End-of-Season Corn Yield Potential Based on Hybrid-Maize Simulations

Figure 1. Hybrid-Maize Model locations. Oct. Yield Forecasts Western Corn Belt ( Table 2 ) Central/Eastern Corn Belt ( Table 3 ) Simulating...

UNL and FSA to Host Series of Meetings on 2014 Farm Bill

UNL Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) are joining to provide educational meetings across the state on the 2014 Farm Bill. Farm Bill Resources For further...

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...

Identifying Fall-Emerging Weeds

UNL Weed Management Scientist Amit Jhala, explains why fall control of winter annuals is important in this Oct. 24, 2014 Market Journal interview. 2014 Update: Significant rain...

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. 17-24, 2014

As of Oct. 20, soybean harvest was 69% complete and corn stood at 28%, both lagging behind the five-year average for harvest progress at this point in the season. See more harvest updates...

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...
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