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
Have you noticed field areas where soybean yield wasn't what you expected? The culprit might just be soybean cyst nematodes, the most yield-limiting pest in soybeans. Find out if your fields are affected with a free test from the Nebraska Soybean Board.
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.
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.
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.