Corn progress and yield forecasts for 41 sites across the Corn Belt indicate near- or above-average yields for most sites. High temperatures early in the season increased the rate of corn development and led to a shorter crop cycle, but do not appear to have diminished yields.
A relatively new insect in soybean, the orange gall midge has now been confirmed in 15 eastern Nebraska counties.Growers and consultants are invited to submit reports of orange gall midge in counties where it hasn't previously been identified.
Cover crops offer a number of benefits in fields sustaining late-season hail damage, but should be planted soon to provide sufficient time for growth. A guide covers various cover crops and their use, seeding rates, and seeding method.
This week four new videos were added to the Hail Know section in CropWatch to address crop assessment and management options after late-season hail, including weed management, cover crops, and forage options.
Proper cleanup of your grain bins and the surrounding site before harvest, coupled with good stored grain management, will put more income in your pocket and keep your equipment and facilities in better condition.
Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) was found in soybean near Sutherland in west central Nebraska last Friday. While uncommon in the area, moist conditions earlier in the year would have been favorable for its development.
As experts continue to interpret the new tax code, two things are certain for ag producers: The changes are far reaching and complex and in many cases, will result in a lower tax liability. This overview looks at several of the major changes affecting ag producers.
Implementing one of the new tax law changes, Section 199a - the 20% Pass-Through, may offer some challenges to tax preparers working with ag producers who qualify both as business owners and co-op members.
When terminating an oral or "handshake" land lease in Nebraska, notice needs to be made by Sept. 1, preferably by Registered Mail™. Written leases are recommended in all circumstances to avoid misunderstandings or lease disputes.
For wheat growers, one aspect of being a good neighbor is controlling volunteer wheat after harvest to stop wheat curl mites from moving into the new crop of wheat and transmitting viruses, particularly wheat streak mosaic virus. Volunteer wheat should be controlled in time to provide a two-week break in the green bridge.