Jenny Rees - Extension Educator

Jenny Rees

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Twitter: @jenreesources
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Lisa Jasa receiving the Media Appreciation Award
Debbie Borg (left), District 4 Director of the Nebraska Corn Board, presents Lisa Jasa (right), editor of UNL’s CropWatch, with the Media Appreciation Award in March of 2019.

A Tribute to Lisa Jasa, CropWatch Editor Since the Beginning

October 2, 2020
After a short bout with pancreatic cancer, we lost Lisa this past Monday. She leaves behind a legacy with CropWatch, not only through the timely stories released nearly every week for almost 30 years, but in the kindness shown to everyone with whom she interacted and the relationships she built along the way.

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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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corn yield forecast map

2020 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Near-average Yields for the Region

September 17, 2020
Our forecasts suggest a near-average year for irrigated corn at most sites. For rainfed corn, the scenario is diverse across regions.

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Drooping corn ears
Figure 1. Corn showing premature ear droop. (Photos by Aaron Nygren)

Drooping Corn Ears Across Nebraska

August 25, 2023
Across Nebraska, when scouting you may start to see more ears that have prematurely drooped. What is causing this phenomenon in our corn? And what does this mean for yield in those fields affected?

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graph showing probability of yield deviation for irrigated corn

2020 Corn Yield Forecasts as of August 25

August 27, 2020
Compared with our previous forecasts, there is still 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 ear showing tip back

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 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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