CropWatch April 10, 2015
- Dryland Corn Seeding Rates for Western Nebraska. Based on UNL research, agronomist Bob Klein discusses how optimum seeding rates are affected by stored soil water, crop residue level, and hybrid selection and shares data and recommended populations.
- Skip-Row Corn Planting. UNL research shows how skip-row planting can increase yield from dryland corn in western Nebraska, given there's enough wheat residue in the field.
- New Soybean Herbicides for 2015. Check out what these new tank mixes of existing modes of action can offer for your integrated weed management system.
- Cutworm Scouting Urged in Western Nebraska. While levels are still low, two entomologists urge growers to scout their alfalfa and wheat now. Treatment thresholds, including for stressed wheat, are included.
- WWII Nitrogen Production Issues in Age of Modern Fertilizers. The third in this series to look at the history of fertilizer use and development for agriculture.
- April Forecast. Al Dutcher looks at when we're likely to see further precipitation and urges farmers to watch forecasts and soil temps when starting to plant.
- Nebraska Ag Climate Update for April. Tyler Williams takes a look at the weather record for March and what's predicted for planting season.
- Nebraska Farmers Invited to Contribute to National Cover Crop Survey. Input requested from both those growing and not growing cover crops.
- View segments on soil moisture conditions and planting recommendations to avoid early season corn seedling diseases, a grain market update, and the forecast for the coming week.