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Figure 1. Wheat flowering in Clay County

Wheat Update May 24, 2019

Wheat growth is running 7-10 days behind normal across much of the state, which may push the grain-fill period into some of the hottest days of the wheat season. Delayed development likely helped most wheat escape injury from snow and low temperatures early this week.

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Early planted wheat field in Nuckolls County; taken early May 2019

Eastern Nebraska Winter Wheat Update May 3, 2019

Wheat in eastern Nebraska is behind normal growth stage, but has good yield potential. Weather in late May and early June, as wheat enters the critical grain fill stage, will likely dictate final yield.

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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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Megan Taylor New Educator in Platte, Boone, and Nance Counties November 2, 2018

Megan Taylor joined Nebraska Extension earlier this crop season as the new innovative cropping and water systems educator serving Platte, Boone, and Nance counties.

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UNL variety trials conducted in eastern Nebraska are an important process to help guide grower’s variety selection.
Figure 1. UNL variety trials conducted in eastern Nebraska are an important process to help guide grower’s variety selection.

Winter Wheat Varieties with an Eastern Nebraska Fit September 27, 2018

Winter wheat growers in eastern Nebraska will want to check out the newer winter wheat varieties described here as well as a table of comparable traits to aid in selecting a variety best suited for their operation.

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Corn leaves can turn red when the sugars from the photosynthesis process build up in leaves and stalks when there aren't enough kernels to store the sugar. (Photos by Megan Taylor)
Corn leaves and stalks can take on a red appearance now due to stresses earlier in the season that affected plant photosynthetic processes.

Red Corn Q & A August 24, 2018

Are you seeing red (in your corn)? Corn leaves and stalks can take on a red appearance now due to stresses earlier in the season that affected plant photosynthetic processes. Here's why.

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Figure 1. Comparison of lesions of gray leaf spot (left) near Duncan and bacterial leaf spot near Cornlea. (Photos by Megan Taylor)

Extension Crop & Field Report July 20, 2018

Insects and diseases are the most common issues in this report from east central Nebraska.

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