UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update Jan. 27

UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update Jan. 27 January 20, 2015 The latest results from crop and livestock research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL)...

Nebraska On-Farm Research Updates at 3 Sites

Nebraska On-Farm Research Updates at 3 Sites Could you benefit from conducting on-farm research? Learn from other producers about what they learned in 2014. Schedule Programs...

Center Pivot Irrigation Management Short Course

Center Pivot Irrigation Management Short Course Enhancing the Value of Water through Advanced Irrigation Management   Updated Jan. 21, 2015 Feb. 6 — Norfolk ...

Nebraska Ag Technology Conference Feb. 4-5

Nebraska Ag Technology Conference Feb. 4-5 January 20, 2015 Keep up with emerging ag technologies for your farm at the 2015 Nebraska Agriculture Technology Association Conference...

Register Now for Precision Ag Data Management Workshops

Register Now for Precision Ag Data Management Workshops January 20, 2015 Learn how to extract more information from your precision ag data at one of 10 Nebraska Extension workshops...

Weed and Insect Resistance A Growing Problem

Weed and Insect Resistance A Growing Problem January 20, 2015 Weed resistance to herbicides is not a new thing. It began to occur as soon as man started using chemicals for weed...

DriftWatch Updated, Improved

DriftWatch Updated, Improved Jan. 20, 2015 Figure 1. Sample map showing pesticide-sensitive sites in Nebraska. Commercial applicators and farmers alike can benefit...

Strategies and Tactics for Rootworm Management in Bt Corn

Strategies and Tactics for Rootworm Management in Bt Corn Jan. 21, 2015 To help U.S. corn growers and consultants tackle growing insect resistance to Bt corn, university researchers...

Landlord/Tenant Lease Workshops Scheduled

Landlord/Tenant Lease Workshops Scheduled Jan. 27, 2015 Nebraska Extension will be hosting Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshops this February-March to help landlords and tenants put...

How Much will Dropping Fuel Prices Affect Your Bottom Line?

How Much will Dropping Fuel Prices Affect Your Bottom Line? January 20, 2015 For one common pivot-irrigated corn scenario, a change in diesel fuel from $3.25 per gallon to $2.35 per...

February Farm Finance and Legal Aid Clinics

February Farm Finance and Legal Aid Clinics Jan. 20, 2015 One-on-one, confidential Farm Finance Clinics will be held at several sites this month. An experienced ag law attorney and...

Cornhusker Economics: What to Consider When Fertilizing Nebraska Sandhills Subirrigated Meadows for Hay Production

Cornhusker Economics: What to Consider When Fertilizing Nebraska Sandhills Meadows Jan. 21, 2015 "With the ever-changing value of hay and input costs, those producers who use their...

Farm Bill FAQs: County Agriculture Risk Coverage Program

Farm Bill FAQs: County Agriculture Risk Coverage Program Jan. 27, 2015 Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill Education Team has been on the road talking with...

Farm Bill FAQs: Price Loss Coverage Program

Farm Bill FAQs: Price Loss Coverage Program Jan. 20, 2015 Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill education team has been on the road talking with producers about...

Farm Bill Frequently Asked Questions: Yield Update

Farm Bill Frequently Asked Questions: Yield Update Jan. 20, 2015 Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill education team has been on the road talking with producers...

Farm Bill FAQs: Base Acre Reallocation

Farm Bill FAQs: Base Acre Reallocation Jan. 16, 2015 Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill education team has been on the road talking with producers about the...

UNL CropWatch Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20-30, 2015 Farm Management Farm Bill FAQs: Yield Update Farm Bill FAQs: Base Acre Reallocation Farm Bill FAQs: Price Loss Coverage Program Farm...

Western Bean Cutworm Degree Day Modeling

Using Degree-Days to Predict Western Bean Cutworm Flight Times July 2, 2015 One of the challenges with controlling insect pests in field crops is knowing when the damaging stage of...

Farm Finance and Legal Aid Clinics in August

Farm Finance and Legal Aid Clinics in August Aug. 17, 2015 One-on-one, confidential Farm Finance Clinics are held across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag...

CornSoyWater: New Web and Mobile App to Aid Irrigation Management

CornSoyWater: New Web and Mobile App to Aid Irrigation Management July 17, 2015 The UNL crop modeling team is pleased to announce the release of CornSoyWater.unl.edu . A web and...

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 see ...

Youth Soil Quality Lessons with Videos

Additional Resources Nebraska Ag Teacher Bucket Kit Contents Soil Health Quick Tests Soil Test Bucket Overview Youth Soil Quality Lessons and...

Wheat Harvest Predicted to Drop 23% from 2014

Wheat Harvest Predicted to Drop 23% from 2014 July 10, 2015 Based on July 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2015 winter wheat crop is forecast at 54.6 million bushels, down 23% from last...

UNL Hosting Crop Clinics on Precision Ag, Soils, Crop Diagnostics

UNL Crop Clinics on Precision Ag, Soils, Crop Diagnostics June 23, 2015 Those attending last year's UNL Mid Summer Diagnostic Clinic got an opportunity go out in the field...

Corn and Soybean Herbicide Options for Planting Cover Crops for Forage in Fall

Corn and Soybean Herbicide Options for Planting Cover Crops for Forage in Fall Feb. 25, 2015 When growers add cover crops, it's important to select and manage the crop according to...

Field of flowering potatoes in southwest Nebraska

Field of flowering potatoes in southwest Nebraska

Field of flowering potatoes in southwest Nebraska. Photo by Strahinja Stepanovic <strahinja.stepanovic@unl.edu>

Tips for Applying Soil Residual Herbicides after Corn Emergence

Figure 1. Corn at the two-leaf stage in a field near Clay Center. Many residual herbicides can be applied after corn emergence. See Table 1 for more details.   May 15,...

UNL Wheat Variety Tour June 11 at ARDC

UNL Wheat Variety Tour June 11 at ARDC June 5, 2015 Are you looking for a positive cover crop experience, improved soil quality and health, reduced soil erosion, a place to haul...

May Weather and June Forecast

State Climatologist Al Dutcher shares his forecast for the coming week on Market Journal. Figure 1. May 2015 Precipitation (in inches) Figure 2. Departure from Normal...

No-till Bus Tour June 18-19

Register Now for No-till Bus Tour June 18-19 Nebraska Extension will be conducting a two-day No-till, Cover Crops, and Grazing Bus Tour on Thursday and Friday, June 18-19.  The tour...

Soil Moisture Update: Western Nebraska Still Saturated

Figure 1 (left) Precipitation from May 25-31, 2015. (Source: High Plains Regional Climate Center). Figure 2 (right) Precipitation predicted for June 1-8, 2015. (Source: Weather...

Preservatives and Hay Moisture

Preservatives and Hay Moisture June 5, 2015 The moisture content of hay when it is baled influences yield, quality, and storability. Preservatives can help make good hay at higher...

Controlling Grasses in Alfalfa

Controlling Grasses in Alfalfa June 3, 2015 Wet soil in alfalfa fields right after cutting will certainly do one thing — help weedy grasses like foxtail and crabgrass grow. ...

Wheat Disease Publications

Nebraska Extension Wheat Disease Publications Residue Borne Diseases Tan spot, Cephalosporium stripe, Fusarium head blight, take-all, and others Management of Residue-Borne...

Wheat Disease Update: Fusarium Head Blight Confirmed

(Left) Figure 1.  Fusarium head blight on wheat varieties 2137 (left) and Overley (middle) in research plots and a field at the ARDC on June 4. (Photos by Stephen Wegulo) ...

Post-Emergence Herbicide Options for Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail

Figure 1. Growth stages of marestail from (A) seedling, (B) rosette, to (C) flowering stage (Photos by Amit Jhala) Post-Emergence Herbicide Options for Glyphosate-Resistant...

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Projects Available

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Projects Available June 2015 There is still time for agricultural producers to get involved with the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network's 2015...

Nebraska Ag Climate Update June 2015

Newsletter by Nebraska Extension Educator Tyler Williams recapping May weather records (and there were a number) and forecasting June temperatures and precipitation.

No-till Whirlwind Expos at Stuart and Venango in June

No-till Whirlwind Expos at Stuart and Venango in June June 4, 2015 Figure 1. Dan Gillespie of the NRCS will use a small rainfall simulator to demonstrate the benefits of crop...

Table test

Table 1. UNL soybean growth and development results from 2003 and 2004. 2003 Days after Planting   V1 ...

NASS: Soybeans 59% Planted; Corn 73% Emerged

NASS: Soybeans 59% Planted; Corn 73% Emerged Wet, cool conditions were the norm across Nebraska for the week ending May 24, leading to delays in field work and an increase in wheat diseases...

State Planting Progresses, Despite Rain Delays

State Planting Progresses, Despite Rain Delays May 18, 2015 Planting surged ahead in the week ending May 17, despite precipitation in many areas, according to the USDA's National...

Assessing Hail Damage to Corn and Soybean

Figure 1. Severe thunderstorm near Hooper at 3:45 p.m. on June 3 that caused significant crop damage in the area. Hail storms with up to baseball-sized hail hit corn and soybean...

Post-Hail Assessment: The Benefits of Patience

Figures 1 a-b.  Hailed corn on June 19 (left) and July 1 at UNL's Water Lab near Brule in west central Nebraska. While plants looked dismal immediately after the hail,...

Assessing Hail Damage in Wheat

Figures 1-2. Hail-damaged wheat in York County. (Photos courtesy of Gary Zoubek) Hail and heavy winds damaged wheat fields in central, south central, and eastern Nebraska this...

Nebraska Extension Crops in Social Media

From Nebraska Extension specialists and educators Blogs Ag Climate Nebraska with Extension Educator Tyler Williams Crop Tech Cafe with Extension Educators Nathan Mueller,...

ILeVO Protocol

ILeVO On Farm Research Sudden Death Syndrome Protocol for 2015 Bayer

2014 Cropland Lease Arrangements in Nebraska

Figure 1. Nebraska land rental arrangements with grain storage included as part of the lease. (Source: UNL Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey, 2014) ...