Jenny Rees - Extension Educator

Jenny Rees

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Twitter: @jenreesources
Blog: JenReesources Extension Blog

Fire damaged corn field
A corn field affected by fire during the 2022 harvest season in Cedar County. (Photo by Mitiku Mamo)

FAQ for Fire Damage to Unharvested Crops and Harvested Ground

October 28, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators share recommendations for crops impacted by fire damage, highlighting grain and feed options for unharvested corn, what to expect of soil nutrient loss and techniques to avoid soil erosion.

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Frost damaged sorghum
If sorghum is at hard dough stage when temperatures dip to 28°F for a period of two hours, it may result in a yield reduction of around 20%.

Premature Frost Damage to Crops

October 14, 2022
UNL experts weigh in on the potential impacts for replant crops that experienced freezing temperatures Oct. 8 or may be at risk for a freeze this weekend.

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Palmer amaranth

Nebraska Extension Weed Science School on Nov. 9 Near Mead

October 13, 2022
University and industry speakers will address current weed science issues and recommendations for improving herbicide applications for management of herbicide-resistant weeds.

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Comment Period Closes Oct. 7, 2022 for U.S. EPA’s Herbicide Atrazine Mitigation Docket

September 21, 2022
The public has until Oct. 7 to provide feedback on proposed changes to atrazine restrictions, to inform the EPA of knowledge gaps, considerations or concerns that they would like addressed.

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Rainfed corn yield chart

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Below-average Yields for the Region

September 15, 2022
The final corn yield forecast for the season suggests below-average yields in rainfed corn in Nebraska. For many irrigated sites across the state, yield is anticipated to be slightly closer to average.

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Cover crop mix drill interseeded
Cover crop mix drill interseeded into V4 corn growing well by V8-9 leaf corn. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Comparing Cover Crop Planting Methods

September 1, 2022
While planting cover crops after harvest with a drill or planter may be the most convenient, there are several other planting methods that can increase cover crop success as measured by biomass production.

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cover crops in a field

Seeding Rates for Broadcasting Cover Crops Into Late-season Corn and Soybean

August 31, 2022
The middle to end of September is a good time to establish cover crops by broadcasting seeds into corn or soybean before harvest, which allows the crop to capture more sunshine, growing degree days and rainfall.

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Rainfed corn yield chart

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 16

August 18, 2022
Compared to previous forecasts, there is a higher probability of below-average yields for both irrigated and rainfed corn, especially in the western fringe in the region. Overall, the regional average yield is expected to be below the historical averages.

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