Recent observations indicate very high populations of wheat stem sawfly in Nebraska wheat fields, with emergence not only from field edges but also deep within fallow fields. Documentation on infestations is encouraged for successful fall sawfly management.
In southern Nebraska, Fusarium head blight has been observed. In other parts of the state, hot temperatures have slowed the development of new stripe rust, but heavily infected fields are now experiencing accelerated drying out of leaves.
The in-person Palmer amaranth field day will feature on-site demonstrations on controlling atrazine/glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in Roundup Ready/LibertyLink corn, Enlist corn and non-GMO white corn in Nebraska.
The first annual 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day will emphasize fertilizer use with the right source, right rate, right time and right placement of fertilizers to improve crop yield and profits while protecting the environment.
With alfalfa weevils remaining in the fields, extension educators share their recommendations for late spring infestation management strategies — plus, the benefits of using excess summer growth for winter grazing.
Extension educators discuss their strategies for handling delays in first cutting of alfalfa, timing of grass hay harvest and extending forage supply after a cool spring has limited pasture production.
With corn fields now planted, TAPS readies for its fifth year of crop competitions, which will compare sprinkler irrigated corn, subsurface drip irrigated (SDI) corn and grain sorghum from a multitude of corn and grain sorghum hybrids.
In this article, extension professionals discuss how producers can make decisions about pricing new crop grain by understanding the forces driving the market, and also through defining their farm goals and objectives.
Revamped for 2021, the upcoming TAPS Summer Event Field Day in June will feature a crop diagnostic competition, an agronomic Olympics event, company small group discussions, an overview of marketing and cost of production, and more.