CropWatch April 1, 2016
Despite wide fluctuations in temperature the last two weeks (8° to 80°F), winter wheat in western Nebraska escaped serious freeze damage, but now faces the threat of early onset rust. This week wheat leaf rust was confirmed in south central Nebraska fields at trace levels in multiple fields. (Photos from (left) Travis Orrell and (right) Jenny Rees)
Wheat Leaf Rust Confirmed in Nebraska. Growers urged to scout and treat as necessary.
- Nutrient Levels, Fertility, and the Price Squeeze. Follow the discussion among two soil scientists and an economist as they look at what to consider when calculating a cost-effective fertilizer strategy for this season.
- Using Preplant Tillage to Manage Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed. Research looks at viability of two systems.
- Start Now to Manage Early Weeds in Soybean Fields
- Controlling Winter Annual Bromes in Pastures with Herbicides
- Freeze Damage to Western Nebraska Wheat Mostly Cosmetic
- USDA: Nebraska Corn Acres up 3%; Soybean Acres Unchanged
- USDA: NE Corn Stocks up 16%; Soybeans up 9%
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