Chris Proctor - Weed Management Extension Educator

Chris Proctor

faculty
Work Keim Hall (KEIM) 174
Lincoln NE 68583-0915
US
Work 402-472-5411 On campus, dial 2-5411

icon-academic-capEducation

  • BS, Washington State University, 2007
  • MS, Washington State University, 2009
  • Ph D, University of Nebraska, 2013

Faculty Bio
CropWatch Introduction
Nebraska Crop Management Conference

Welcome to the 2019 Nebraska Crop Management Conference January 23, 2019

Welcome to the 3rd annual Nebraska Crop Management Conference. It is my sincere hope that the unbiased, research-based information you have come to expect will again this year help improve the success of your farm or business.

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Figure 1. Cover crop trials were conducted in 2017-2018 at the UNL Havelock Research Farm near Lincoln to discover the impact of several practices on management of winter- and summer-annual weeds.
Figure 1. Cover crop trials were conducted in 2017-2018 at the UNL Havelock Research Farm near Lincoln to discover the impact of several practices on management of winter- and summer-annual weeds.

Using Cover Crops as a Weed Management Tool for Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds January 9, 2019

Cover crop research trials were conducted in 2017-2018 at the UNL Havelock Research Farm near Lincoln to discover the impact of soybean maturity group, planting date, termination date, and herbicide use on on management of winter- and summer-annual weeds.

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Comparison of aboveground biomass amounts and total N when using hairy vetch or cereal rye as cover crops.

Cover Crops Benefit Nebraska Agroecosystems In Many Ways January 9, 2019

Across Nebraska, the use of cover crops is increasing. Most commonly, winter cover crops are planted during the fallow period between corn or soybean harvest and the next crop. However, other windows for cover cropping exist in Nebraska.

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Welcome to the 12th Annual Crop Production Clinics January 9, 2019

As we look forward to the 2019 growing season I hope you find relevant, timely information to benefit you whatever your role in agriculture, as a farmer, crop consultant, pesticide applicator, or agriculture industry professional.

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Extension Entomologist Julie Peterson speaking at an earlier Crop Production Clinic.
Extension Entomologist Julie Peterson speaking on insect management at an earlier Crop Production Clinic.

Crop Production Clinics, Recertification Training at 5 Sites December 10, 2018

This year's Crop Production Clinics offer some new timely topics and focus on local crop challenges. They also offer training for pesticide applicator recertification at five locations across the state.

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Late herbicide application in corn after hail
Figure 1. Late herbicide application in a corn field following a June hail event in Dodge County in 2014.

Weed Management Considerations Following Hail Damage to Corn or Soybean July 12, 2018

Following a hail event, crop canopy development can be severely delayed or damaged, which can lead to increased weed development and pressure. This story looks at factors to consider when selecting among mid-season weed control options in storm-damaged fields.

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Figure 1. Planting an on-farm research study in southeast Nebraska (Photo by Laura Thompson)
Figure 1. Planting an on-farm research study in southeast Nebraska (Photo by Laura Thompson)

Farmers Sought for On-Farm Research Trials April 6, 2018

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network is seeking growers to conduct research trials. At this time they are particularly seeking on-farm researchers for a study of Commence seed treatment and one comparing yields from various CRM hybrids. Other studies are available or new ones can be customized to fit a grower's needs.

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Chart showing results of soybean row-spacing research

Results from 2017 Soybean Study and Insights for 2018 Planting February 22, 2018

University researchers report results from studies conducted on herbicide tolerance trait, row spacing (15-inch vs. 30-inch), and soybean maturities (early vs. late) at three locations of the Soybean Management Field Days in summer 2017.

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