Jenny Rees - Extension Educator

Jenny Rees

2345 Nebraska Ave York NE 68467-1104

Twitter: @jenreesources
Blog: JenReesources Extension Blog

Center pivot in soybeans

Impact of R Stage-timed Single Irrigation Events on Soybean Seed Number and Seed Mass

October 11, 2023
Results of a three-year study investigating the impact of mitigating water stress during soybean reproductive stages on the two components that comprise yield — seed number and seed mass.

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Combine harvesting soybean field

Post-harvest Measurement of Soybean Seed Number and Seed Mass Contributions to Final Seed Yield

October 11, 2023
Learn more about the process of comparing pre-harvest soybean yield estimates with post-harvest yield outcomes.

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Rainfed corn yield chart

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Near to Below-average Yields for the Region

September 14, 2023
The forecasted yield potential this season is 7% below the historical average for both rainfed and irrigated corn, similar to predictions in September 2022.

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Predicted corn yield 2023 map

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 23

August 23, 2023
Overall, the Corn Belt's regional yield this season is expected to be near the historical average, with a few areas in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri exhibiting potential for above-average yields.

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Drought-stressed soybean field
Drought-stressed soybeans with few to no pods present. Depending on economics to harvest, using drought-stressed soybeans for forage may be an option. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Soybeans for Forage

August 17, 2023
Brown soybean plants that were evaluated by crop insurance at 2-4 bu/ac can be grazed if a grower doesn’t wish to harvest them. They’re just low quality.

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Corn yield forecast map 2023

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 2

August 3, 2023
There continues to be a high probability of near-average yields for most irrigated sites in the Corn Belt, while expectations for rainfed corn sites are diverse across the region.

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Hail-damaged soybean

Hail Damage to Soybean in Reproductive Stages and Options

July 14, 2023
Nebraska Extension educators and specialists share replant recommendations for soybean producers recently affected by hailstorm damage.

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Hail-damaged corn

Hail Damage to Late Vegetative to Silking Corn and Options

July 3, 2024
For producers with crop damage from recent hailstorms, the timing of storms, crop development stage, field damage, subsoil moisture and insurance are important factors to consider when deciding the next course of action.

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