The first case of field-evolved resistance of European corn borer (ECB) to Bt transgenic corn has been reported in Canada. What does this mean for Nebraska corn farmers and how can they help maintain resistance here?
If wet conditions kept you from getting all your corn planted by May 25 — the crop insurance final planting date for Nebraska corn — there are other options to consider, each of which may affect insurance payments differently.
In some years it may be difficult to well establish a cover crop after corn harvest. This article surveys current research on interseeding into an established crop, further considerations, and how to test this practice on your farm.
Several diseases were found in wheat in south central and eastern Nebraska this week and scab is likely to develop, given current conditions. Growers are encouraged to decide now as to whether to treat as once it appears, it's too late to treat.
Wheat growth is running 7-10 days behind normal across much of the state, which may push the grain-fill period into some of the hottest days of the wheat season. Delayed development likely helped most wheat escape injury from snow and low temperatures early this week.
The first of the 2019 Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tours will be held Thursday, June 13, north of Fairbury. Growers and agribusiness are invited to view and compare current varieties and experimentals and hear presentations by wheat researchers.
On-site demonstrations of herbicides for weed control in corn, popcorn, and soybean and a study on terminating cereal rye before and after planting soybean are among those to be featured at the university's South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center.
With several sunny days last week planting progressed with 70% of corn and 40% of soybeans now planted. Continued progress will likely be delayed in many areas where there was rain and even snow early this week.
Several factors this spring may be limiting alfalfa and hay production, making summer annual forages a good option to ensure livestock feed is available later. If you're consider this, be sure to obtain the seed you want before supplies tighten.
Welcome to Mitiku Mamo, the new Nebraska Extension educator for water and cropping systems in northeast Nebraska. His office will be in Dixon County at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord.
“Global Economic Growth and Agricultural Trade: Prospects, Policies and Perspectives” is the focus of a symposium June 4 at the Graduate Hotel, 141 N. Ninth St. in Lincoln. Luke Chandler of Deere and Company is the keynote.