Jenny Rees - Extension Educator

Jenny Rees

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Weather Impacts to Pollination and Kernel Fill in 2020

August 13, 2020
For this year having what seemed to be good pollination weather, some are surprised regarding how much tip back we’re seeing. It’s important to count kernels long as there may be more kernels than one realizes in spite of tip back occurring.

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chart showing probably corn yield prediction

2020 Corn Yield Forecasts as of August 4

August 6, 2020
Similarly to our previous forecast, there is a high probability of near-average yields for the majority of the irrigated sites. For rainfed corn, the scenario is diverse across regions.

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corn yield forecast chart 2020

2020 Corn Yield Forecasts as of July 14

July 16, 2020
Although it is still too early to make strong inferences about end-of-season yields for irrigated corn, there is a relatively high probability for near-average yields for a majority of sites.

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corn knocked down by high winds

Wind-Damage to Corn

July 16, 2020
Prior to storms July 8-9, plants were nearing tassel, a critical time for photosynthesis and pollination. These storms resulted in “flattened” corn from lodging/leaning in addition to bent and snapped plants. "Recovery" depends on a variety of factors.

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Southern rust on a corn leaf

Southern Rust of Corn Confirmed in Southeast Nebraska

July 16, 2020
Southern corn rust was confirmed on corn leaf samples from Fillmore, Nuckolls and Johnson counties in southern Nebraska this week. Warm, humid conditions may favor disease development, so fields in this area should be monitored frequently in the coming weeks.

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corn ear silk

Silk and Tassel Development in Corn

July 15, 2020
Silks and tassels are emerging and the smell of pollen is in the air in fields throughout the State! Two recent articles from Dr. Bob Nielsen, Purdue University, may be helpful for a refresher and also to learn something new regarding silk and tassel development and pollination.

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yield forecast network of sites across the upper midwest

2020 Corn Yield Forecasts: Approach and Interpretation of Results

July 9, 2020
The Yield Forecasting Center (YFC) will provide real-time information on corn phenology and forecasts of corn yield potential every three weeks, starting in mid-July, to aid growers and ag industry in making management, logistics, and marketing decisions through the 2020 season.

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Arrested ears with a ‘primordial tip’ due to pesticide application + NIS prior to tassel

Corn Ear Development Impacts from Post-emergence Pesticide Applications

June 4, 2020
Corn ear abnormalities have been noted the past few years. Tracing back the information on various field calls often pointed to a misunderstanding of proper growth stages when making post-emergence herbicide applications in addition to pre-tassel fungicide and insecticide applications.

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