Story Index Aug. 15-26, 2011

UNL CropWatch Story Index Aug. 15-26, 2011

 McGill wheat

Preparing for Wheat Seeding

Several stories in this week's CropWatch look at new varieties, timely pest control, and preparations for seeding.  Learn more about two new UNL variety releases and what experts learned from the recent wheat season.

Paths of Destruction

A mid-August hail storm that swept from Wyoming into Nebraska stripped the foliage and heads from this dryland sunflower field near LaGrange, Wyo.  See more photos of this and recent hail damage in eastern Nebraska. Share your photos of recent storm damage in CropWatch.  Email ljasa1@unl.edu

Dryland sunflowers after hail


August 15-26, 2011

Flooding

Wheat Production

Soybean Production

Corn Production

Alfalfa Production

Irrigation Management

Crop Reports

Pesticide Safety

Weather

IANR & Extension Programs and Resources

Research & AgNews

 

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 On this week's Market Journal UNL Extension Entomologist Dave Boxler says grasshoppers could be a problem in winter wheat seedlings this fall and suggests fall scouting to determine the need for treatment.

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On this week's Market Journal Extension Plant Pathologist Loren Giesler talks with host Doug Jose about sudden death syndrome in soybean — a soilborne fungal disease — will become evident in some fields in the next week or two.  Learn how to identify this yield robber and how to avoid continuing the problem to future soybean crops.

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On this week's Market Journal Extension Entomologist Tom Hunt talks with host Doug Jose about developing soybean aphid populations in northeast and eastern Nebraska.

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