Megan Taylor - Extension Educator

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thinning alfalfa

Evaluating Alfalfa Stands Part 1 - Using the Hay Square Method

August 5, 2020
Were you expecting more from your alfalfa yields? Is it time to renovate, start over, or move on? Typically, evaluating stands occurs in the spring, but evaluating this fall will give you a better idea going forward and allow more time for future options.

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insect damage on soybean leaf from thistle caterpillar

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (June 15-19)

June 16, 2020
Extension educators report on what they are seeing in the fields this week in Madison, Pierce, Antelope, Platte, Boone, Nance, Merrick, Hitchcock, Hayes, Frontier and Red Willow counties.

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alfalfa weevil feeding on trifoliates

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (May 25-29)

May 28, 2020
Extension educators report on what they are seeing in the fields this week in the panhandle, Nemaha, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Phelps, Platte, Boone, and Nance counties.

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emerging corn showing varying degrees of frost damage

Evaluating Freeze and Chilling Injury in Corn and Soybeans

May 13, 2020
The weather took a turn to the cold side over the last week. Across Nebraska, lows at or below 32°F were recorded. Clear conditions coupled with these temperatures favor frost formation especially in low lying areas. So, what does this mean for our crops?

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alfalfa field

Weed Control in Alfalfa Post Green-Up

April 29, 2020
Scouting in early spring is the best way to categorize current weed problems and those that may become issues later in the season and into the following year.

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wheat damaged by freeze

Assessing Freeze Injury to Wheat

April 24, 2020
It takes a number of warm days (a week or more depending on temperatures) after freezing to determine the condition of the winter wheat crop, so don’t make any quick decisions after a freeze.

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tractor planting corn in a field

Corn and Soybean Planting Considerations for 2020

April 22, 2020
Everything we do at planting sets the stage for the rest of the year. With tight economics, it’s important to make wise decisions with the factors we can control during planting season.

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treated soybean seeds
Photo courtesy of Kevin Kirby, SDSU, Nathan Mueller, UNL.

Safe Handling of Treated Seed

April 16, 2020
This year remember to be safe when handling treated seed and check the seed tag for specific handling and use directions.

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