The COVID-19 pandemic is putting limits on public face-to-face programs, but Nebraska Extension will sponsor a variety of events in mid-June to share updates on the wheat variety trials and crop and livestock research conducted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln in western Nebraska.
As of June 10, diseases in Nebraska wheat fields remained at trace to low levels. Stripe rust was detected in a grower’s field in southeast Nebraska (Thayer County) on May 27, but hot and dry weather prevented its development.
The non-native species originated in Europe and was introduced into the United States along the east coast in the early 19th century. Today, non-native phragmites can be found over much of North America.
This week, Fernanda Krupek discusses using aerial imagery to assess cover crop biomass, Ben Beckman talks about pasture fertility and Jerry Volesky shares thoughts on the impact of bale twine and net wrap on animal health.
As of Sunday, June 7, most of Nebraska’s corn and soybeans have emerged and are rated 83% and 82% good to excellent respectively. Winter wheat was 67% headed which is behind the five year average. Sorghum planting is well ahead of average and rated 90% good to excellent.
Recently, Market Journal spoke with Nebraska FSA Outreach Coordinator Bobbie Kriz-Wickham to discuss the USDA’s new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which provides payments to producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.