- Climate Change Focus of Sept. 25 Heuermann Lecture. "Nebraskans will face many challenges as a result of climate change," said Don Wilhite, who will lead a panel discussion on the topic at the first lecture in the 2014-2015 series. Learn how and where these challenges will create opportunities to adapt and create greater resilience moving forward. (Attend in person or on-line.)
- Should You Add SCO Coverage to Your Crop Insurance for Wheat? How will SCO work with your existing crop insurance to provide the best risk coverage and what factors should you be considering for your farm?
- Sept. 30 Wheat Insurance Deadline and the 2015 Projected Price for Wheat. The projected price for wheat came in at $6.41, about 10% below last year's, which should lead to significantly cheaper RP coverage.
- 2014 Forecasted Corn Yields Based on Sept. 12 Hybrid-Maize Model Simulations. Median forecasted yields at 25 irrigated and dryland sites have changed little since the Aug. 30 forecast and are still predicted to be above average at most of the 25 Corn Belt sites studied. At this point in the season, the authors expect these forecasts to be very indicative except in areas with a high
- Multiple Herbicide-Resistant Weeds and Challenges Ahead. As herbicide resistance builds, more and more "super" plants have been identified with resistance to multiple chemicals. A herbicide chart can aid in identifying chemical groups.
- Done Irrigating? Don't Forget To Remove Your Soil Moisture Sensors. Post-irrigation, pre-harvest is the perfect time to pull, clean, and maintain your sensors before storing them away for next year. See these tips for making it easier.
- Weather Review: Much Variance from Norms, but Good Soil Moisture. From a late frost in Mid May to an early frost in some areas last weekend, this season's oscillating conditions have brought some challenges.
- Nebraska Temperature/Precipitation Summary for Sept. 12-15. A few areas 15-20% below norms last weekend, leading to damaging frosts in some areas.
- 30- and 90-day Forecasts from the Climate Prediction Center
National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 21-27. Check back for daily updates this week on Who's at Risk on the Farm?, a series by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
- Toddlers. Creating a farm-friendly, segregated play environment may be one means of keeping your youngest family members safe.
- Sept. 19 segments include: John Wilson on soybean cyst nematode; Nebraska Director of Ag Director Greg Ibach on harvest safety; Tamra Jackson-Ziems on corn stalk rots; Al Dutcher with the week's forecast; and Mike Briggs on livestock production.