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...

Youth Soil Quality Lessons with Videos

Soil Lessons and Testing Guides Soil quality depends on a variety of factors which are discussed in the following educational resource materials. Development of the classroom curricula and...

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...

Soybeans and Sunflowers as Forage after Wheat

If you're looking for a different forage crop to follow your wheat, consider the benefits of soybeans or sunflowers. Soybean hay can have nearly the same protein and energy content as...

Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney to Include Live Cattle Handling Demo

Many will remember the 1998 movie, "The Horse Whisperer," starring Robert Redford. One of the consultants on that movie was Curt Pate from Texas. Pate will show why his expertise was sought by...

Market Journal: Controlling Volunteer Corn in Soybean

View the full Market Journal episode on YouTube or selected segments below. "> On this week's Market Journal UNL Extension Weed Science...
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