Nathan Mueller - Extension Educator

Nathan Mueller

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PO Box 978 306 W 3rd St Wilber NE 68465-0978
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Nathan serves as the Cropping Systems Extension Educator in Wilber, NE. After growing up on the family dairy farm northeast of Fremont, he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in agronomy from Kansas State University. His master’s degree focused on sediment and phosphorus movement in agricultural watersheds. His PhD research focused on soil fertility in corn and soybeans. Previous experience includes working for the Indiana State Department of Ag – Soil Conservation Division as a Resource Specialist Team Leader and assistant professor at SDSU serving as the state extension agronomist.

icon-academic-capEducation

  • Ph D, Kansas State University, 2012
  • MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
  • BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Effects of cultivars and nitrogen management on wheat grain yield and protein, Agronomy Journal, September 2021

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • NE On-Farm Resrch-Soybean Brd EST 21-22, Ne Soybean Board, October 2021

icon-keynotePresentations

  • Winter Wheat Production in a Corn-Soybean Rotation, South Dakota Agri-Business Association, Sioux Falls, SD

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • 2018 New Horizon Award, Nebraska Agribusiness Club, 2018
  • ASA Extension Education Community Award - Digital Decision Aids - 1st place, American Society of Agronomy, 2021
Area: Saline, Jefferson and Gage Counties

Degrees and Certifications
B.S. Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
M.S. Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
Ph.D. Agronomy, Kansas State University, 2012
Certified Crop Adviser - NE #106079
Areas of Focus: Precision ag data management, on-farm research, soil fertility and plant nutrition, eastern Nebraska cropping systems
Twitter: @croptechcafe
Blog: Crop Tech Cafe

Green wheat field in Nebraska
Figure 1. A grower’s wheat field in Webster County on May 28.

Wheat Disease Update for May 30, 2024

May 30, 2024
Severe infections of stripe rust were observed this week in Nebraska wheat fields, and leaf rust was identified for the first time this season.

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Green wheat field in Nebraska
Figure 1. Research plots at Havelock Research Farm in Lincoln, Lancaster County on May 23. (Photos by Stephen Wegulo)

Wheat Disease Update for May 23, 2024

May 23, 2024
Stripe rust observations and severity have increased in Nebraska, and Fusarium head blight was detected at trace levels.

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Soybean seedling damaged by pillbugs

Pillbugs Causing Injury to Soybean Crops in Nebraska

May 23, 2024
Management of pillbugs is challenging. While some insecticides and planting strategies may help control pillbug populations, producers should carefully weigh the pros and cons of each approach.

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Yellowed wheat field from wheat streak mosaic disease complex

Wheat Disease Update for May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024
The prevalence of stripe rust has significantly increased in Nebraska, with infections identified in 15 southern counties so far.

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Man holding corn and speaking in field
Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension water and cropping systems educator, speaks to participants during the 2023 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day.

Nebraska 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day Set for July 11

May 16, 2024
This year's 4Rs Field Day will feature a demonstration on UNL's newly developed web-based N tool, designed to increase efficiency of nitrogen use, as well as ease of record-keeping.

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Wheat head with bleached top portion

Fusarium Head Blight Management

May 15, 2024
The frequent rainfall events in late April and early May in southeast Nebraska have set the stage for a potential 2024 Fusarium outbreak. Nebraska Extension outlines fungicide application timing and other management considerations.

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Field with wheat disease

Wheat Disease Update: Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska

May 10, 2024
The appearance of wheat disease has increased in Nebraska, with new observations of stripe rust in several counties and low levels of barley yellow dwarf and leaf spot diseases.

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Stripe rust on wheat leaf

Wheat Disease Update for May 3, 2024

May 1, 2024
Diseases observed in Nebraska wheat fields so far this growing season have been minimal, but producers should be on the lookout for stripe rust, as infections have been identified in two southern Nebraska counties.

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