CropWatch July 15, 2016
Field Pea Production
- Corn Yield Forecasts as of July 13. Based on modeling corn growth stage and end-of-season yield for 41 sites in 10 Corn Belt states, researchers forecast end-of-season yield for irrigated and rainfed corn.
- Nebraska Corn Production Risk by County. Includes county-level risk maps for irrigated and non-irrigated corn production in Nebraska.
- Drought-Induced Corn Potassium Deficiency. This SDSU iGrow article examines what could cause soil potassium levels in corn to drop from adequate in the fall to deficient the next spring. Recommended by Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension Soil Scientist—Crop Nutrition.
- Decision Making for Soybean Defoliating Insects. How to rate injury & determine when treatment is warranted.
- Soybean Aphid Thresholds. This MSU article addresses why the treatment threshold of 250 soybean aphids per plant makes biological and economic sense and is still the most valid. Recommended by Nebraska Extension Entomologist Robert Wright.
- UNL Soybean Defoliation Worksheet. An Excel® worksheet to help you collect data and calculate averages to determine treatment need according to suggested thresholds.
Field Pea Production
- Replacing Summer Fallow with Grain-Type Field Peas: New Markets. As market opportunities open, University researchers from Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas conduct field pea studies in the western High Plains.
- What Happened to Your Working Capital? Three fixes for disappearing working capital.
- August Farm Finance & Ag Law Clinics
- Cleaning Pesticide Application Equipment. Recommendations for cleaning and storing pesticide application equipment and how to stay safe while doing it.
- From Extension, USDA NASS. Check in to see crop & field reports from across the state.
- Market Journal: This week view segments on the grain markets, weather impacts on corn and soybean, weed management after wheat, curtailing Palmer amaranth, and the forecast for next week.
- July 21 Panhandle Seminar to Focus on Millets, India