Researchers tested three preemergence herbicide strategies in Roundup-Ready Corn to identify how their application affected the critical period of weed control — the period when weed control is essential to avoid yield loss.
Growers can learn about the latest wheat varieties and view many of them in the field at a May 30 Wheat Variety Plot Tour near Fairbury. It is the first of 11 wheat variety tours being held across the state this summer.
No diseases were found during a survey of wheat fields in south central and southeast Nebraska this week, but growers are urged to continue scouting as recent rains may create conditions favorable to disease development.
Keeping your soil covered with growing cover crops or crop residue are two of the best ways to help protect it from wind erosion. Both practices will help to keep the wind off the soil surface and reduce soil moisture evaporation, providing a moister soil that's less apt to move.
In Thursday night's thunderstorm in western Nebraska center pivots were flipped over, power poles were snapped off, and trees were uprooted with gusts of 60 mph. See Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone's photo report.
This is often a good time to monitor prices and market stored grain as many buyers may offer a price bump due to limited supply during the planting season. Also storing grain too long may result in a lower price per bushel than was available at harvest, nullifying the logic of placing it in the bin to begin with.
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics: Early season stand loss from wind or frost can be severe enough to require replanting of a sugarbeet crop. Three years of field trials at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center were conducted to determine just how much stands need to be reduced to justify replanting.
Inaction or failing to plan and communicate your wishes for transitioning your farm estate can create unnecessary and unexpected problems for the next generation. Here's what one family faced after the passing of their parents and what might have been done differently.
Smart Choices in Agriculture is a process designed to provide agricultural producers with a solid foundation for consistently making good decisions in a very challenging environment. Learn how using this process can help you improve your decision-making skills.
If high quality hay is your goal, don't delay harvest. However, if you're looking to rebuild your hay supply, letting it grow almost until bloom will provide more feed while using water resources more efficiently.
Do you need to grow more hay for next winter? Hay meadows respond well to fertilizer if you use the types and amounts that work best for the plants in your hay meadow. Find recommendations for fertilizing legumes and cool- and warm-season meadows.