Michael Sindelar - Cropping Systems Extension Educator

Michael Sindelar

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111 W Fairfield Clay Center NE 68933
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Covering Clay, Fillmore, Nuckolls, and Thayer counties
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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Figure 1. University of Wisconsin researchers studied drilling cover crops into V5 corn. (Source: University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest and Crop Management)
Figure 1. University of Wisconsin researchers studied drilling cover crops into V5 corn. (Source: University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest and Crop Management)

Interseeding Cover Crops into Corn or Soybean May 23, 2019

In some years it may be difficult to well establish a cover crop after corn harvest. This article surveys current research on interseeding into an established crop, further considerations, and how to test this practice on your farm.

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Corn seedling exhibiting disease symptoms

New CW Podcast on Corn Seedling Diseases May 8, 2019

Michael Sindelar talks with Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems about common corn seedling diseases, what to watch for in the field, and how to collect and submit quality samples for diagnosis.

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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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Soybean root lesion

New CW Podcast on Soybean Seedling Diseases April 26, 2019

Tune in to this CropWatch podcast on seed and early season issues with soybean diseases. Is your seed selection or treatment well matched with historical problems in the field? What should you be watching for at emergence and what are your management options.

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CropWatch Podcast on Spring Burndown Applications March 22, 2019

On the latest Nebraska CropWatch podcast Extension Educator Michael Sindelar interviews Weed Specialist Amit Jhala about factors to address with burndown herbicide applications.

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CW Podcast: Corn Planting and Early Growth Stages February 22, 2019

This month's Nebraska CropWatch podcast looks at early season management factors to achieve a uniform corn stand, from hybrid selection to planting, and reviews what to expect with early season plant stages.

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