Extension Educators & Specialists

An infographic showing soybean yield components and when they affect yield.
An infographic depicting the stage and yield component timing in soybean. Stress can happen anytime during the growing season. It's important to know what recovery is left and when management is critical for yield. Find this and more infographics at https://cropwatch.unl.edu/crop-infographics. (Source: Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Specialist)

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (August 19-23)

August 23, 2019
Crop progress reports and pest reports and photos, plus an infographic on soybean yield components of crop progress and pest challenges, reported by Extension Educators and Specialists.

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Tweet from Justin McMechan on scouting for soybean gall midge

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (July 29 - Aug. 2)

August 1, 2019
Crop reports from Extension Educators and specialists from across the state, including videos and Tweets.

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Extension Crop Reports (July 22-26)

July 22, 2019
Crop reports from Nebraska Extension educators and specialists across the state are added as they become available throughout the week.

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Washington County Winter Wheat Variety Trial
The Washington County Winter Wheat Variety Trial will be harvested on July 19. (Photos by Nathan Mueller)

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (July 15-19)

July 17, 2019
From wheat harvest in the Panhandle to parched corn in east-central Nebraska, Extension Educators report on crop conditions in their area.

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Fields in central Neraska faced a range of damage from heavy rains earlier this week, from being totally inundated by flood waters to plants being flattened by the storms and high winds. (Photo by Todd Whitney)
Fields in central Neraska faced a range of damage from heavy rains earlier this week, from being totally inundated by flood waters to crops being flattened by the storms and high winds. (Photo by Todd Whitney)

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (July 8-12, 2019)

July 9, 2019
Conditions were excessively wet in many counties in this week's Crop and Pest Reports from extension educators and specialists, although some areas were exceptionally dry and starting to see signs of stress. Increases in corn and soybean diseases were also reported.

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Thistle caterpillar on a soybean leaf (Photo by Ron Seymour)
Thistle caterpillar on a soybean leaf in south central Nebraska. (Photo by Ron Seymour)

Extension Crop Reports June 18-21, 2019

June 18, 2019
Thistle caterpillars are increasing in central Nebraska, as reported by growers and Extension Educator Ron Seymour,

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Crop Reports from Extension Educators

June 14, 2019

Randy Pryor, Extension Educator in Saline County: Soybean planting came to a halt with 0.85 to 1.10 inches in Saline County. Most of Gage County remained dry enough for spraying and planting to continue. Corn planting is essentially done except for wet pockets in certain fields.

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Cover crops in early October in southeast Nebraska
Figure 1. With plentiful rainfall in southeast Nebraska in late summer and early fall, cover crops planted after wheat harvest are achieving excellent growth. (Photo by Gary Lesoing)

Extension Crop & Precipitation Reports

October 12, 2018
Extension educators from across the state report on crop condition and harvest progress and complications in their areas.

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