John Wilson - Extension Educator

John Wilson

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111 N 13th St Tekamah NE 68061-1098
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Location: Based in Burt County with responsibilities there and in Thurston and Dakota counties; statewide responsibilities with soybean cyst nematode education
Program Areas:  Crop Production, particularly corn, soybeans & alfalfa; integrated pest management, particularly insects, diseases & nematodes
Focus Area: Soybean cyst nematodes and soybean diseases
Education: BS and MS degrees in agronomy (crop production option) from University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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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After flood waters recede, fields and farms have been left with layers of loose cornstalk debris that needs to be deposed of.

Stuck on Stalks? Consider These Options for Managing Loose Cornstalks

April 19, 2019
When flood waters receded in farm areas, loose cornstalks were left everywhere, often in wide areas more than 4 inches deep, complicating early season field work. Consider which of these management options might work best for your operation and conditions.

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Eastern Nebraska field covered with sand in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Lee Valley, Inc.)
Eastern Nebraska field covered with sand in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Lee Valley, Inc.)

Repairing Flood-Damaged Fields

March 25, 2019
Lessons learned from the 2011 Missouri River flood in Nebraska and Iowa offer valuable information for growers initiating recovery measures following the 2019 flood.

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Card promoting the Confronting Cropping Challenges meetings

Confront Crop Challenges and Update Applicator Certification

November 27, 2018
Confronting Crop Challenges will be the focus of five meetings to be held in northeast Nebraska this December. Each offers updates on recent crop and pest issues in eastern Nebraska as well as pesticide applicator recertification training.

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Field with severe SCN infestation

New Methods Needed to Manage SCN in Soybean

September 19, 2018
Growers managing SCN may need to make some changes in the future to continue achieving control at the same level they expect now. As with other pest management strategies, an integrated, multi-method approach may offer the most benefits.

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Q&A: USDA Market Facilitation Program

September 4, 2018

Starting today, producers of agricultural commodities directly impacted by escalating trade conflicts and tariffs can sign up for the new USDA Market Facilitation Program. This program is administered through the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Qualifying producers can sign up from September 4, 2018 through January 15, 2019.

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Combine loading grain into a truck
Taking time now to prepare your harvest equipment and storage facilities can help ensure higher qualtiy stored grain in the long run.

Preparing for Harvest, Grain Storage

August 24, 2018
Proper cleanup of your grain bins and the surrounding site before harvest, coupled with good stored grain management, will put more income in your pocket and keep your equipment and facilities in better condition.

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Soybean cyst nematodes (red arrows) differentiated from N nodules

Now's an Opportune Time to Scout for SCN

July 25, 2018
July through August is a good time to check soybean fields for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN), the most devastating pest for soybean growers. Yield losses of 25-30% have been documented in fields with no visible injury on the soybean plants.

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