May 1, 2015
UNL CropWatch May 1, 2015
Stripe rust was widespread, but not yet at severe levels in wheat surveyed this week in south central Nebraska. (Photos by Stephen Wegulo)
- Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska; Scout Wheat Fields for Early Disease Detection
- Harvesting Small Grain Cereals for Hay or Silage
- Why Residual Herbicides are Important Tools in Battling Hard-to-Control Weeds. Applying residual herbicides immediately after planting corn or soybean can provides effective weed control.
- Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in southwest Nebraska.
- Resisting Resistance: Understanding and Slowing the Further Development of Pesticide Resistance. This is the first in a series of articles that will be featured in CropWatch throughout 2015.
- Variegated and Black Cutworm Moth Trap Counts April 19-25. The first of a series of cutworm moth reports to help growers gauge potential problems.
- Sudden Death Syndrome and Brown Stem Rot Infections Start in Spring. Consider delayed planting in areas with a history of sudden death syndrome (SDS) or brown stem rot (BSR) until soils warm. Cool, wet soils are favorable for disease development.
- Spring Freeze Climatology Update and Forecast. Some risk still exists for the Panhandle and other areas. View maps of historical last-freeze dates in Nebraska
- Farm Finance and Legal Aid Clinics Scheduled for May
- The Importance of Reference Prices in Decision Making: An Application to Commodity Marketing, a UNL Cornhusker Economics April 29 article (external link)
- View segments on corn and soybean price movements, a preview of Market Journal's report from Japan, wheat strip rust, and the weather forecast.
- Extension Reports from Eastern Nebraska
- USDA NASS Crop Report. Corn planting on track with 16% complete by Monday.