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
Data continues to suggest growers are planting soybean earlier than ever before. A study surveying soybean growers throughout the north central U.S. in 2014-2015 looked at factors influencing soybean yields.
If you're considering planting winter wheat next fall, be sure to review the corn and soybean herbicide programs you plan to use this spring to avoid rotation restrictions that would limit your cropping options.
More than a decade of on-farm research studies in Nebraska show how soybean seeding rates (and the related input costs) can be reduced without significantly affecting yield. See what growers learned and consider whether a change might benefit your bottom line.
Seed selection is one of the first and most important management decisions you make. Consider the factors described here when deciding which corn hybrids and soybean varieties are apt to be top performers under your management and field conditions.
While final USDA yield numbers aren't in yet, it looks like 2017 wheat yields could rival the 2016 yields in portions of eastern Nebraska, based on state variety trials and extension educator reports. See the breakdowns by district.
While many growers are thinking of fall harvest, others are preparing to plant their next wheat crop. Based on information from farmers, agronomists, and researchers, outlined here are seven key steps to help ensure a successful wheat crop.