Randy Pryor - Extension Educator

Randy Pryor

306 W 3rd St., Box 978
Wilber NE 68465-0978
Email: randy.pryor@unl.edu
Twitter: @Pryor_Knowledge
Expertise in cropping systems, no-till farming, carbon payments in agriculture, farm management, new technologies in irrigation water management, manure nutrient management and wind farm leases in Nebraska. Pryor also works in the 4-H youth development program and community development issues.

Figure 1.  Stripe rust in a grower’s field in Perkins County on May 30.
Figure 1. Stripe rust in a grower’s field in Perkins County on May 30. (Photos by Stephen Wegulo)

Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska Wheat May 31, 2019

Stripe rust was confirmed this week in a wheat field in Perkins County. During a two-day survey of fields in south central and southwest Nebraska, Septoria tritici blotch, tan spot, powdery mildew, and fungal leaf spots were also found at low levels.

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2018 Saline County Wheat Variety Trials
Figure 1. Like these 2018 Wheat Variety Trials in Saline County, the 2019 trial just north of Fairbury will offer growers an opportunity to view current and experimental varieties and talk with wheat experts from the university and industry. (Photo by Randy Pryor)

Wheat Variety Tour June 13 Near Fairbury May 22, 2019

The first of the 2019 Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tours will be held Thursday, June 13, north of Fairbury. Growers and agribusiness are invited to view and compare current varieties and experimentals and hear presentations by wheat researchers.

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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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Cattle grazing cover crops
The benefits of grazing cover crops will be one feature of the Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference March 6 in Beatrice.

Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference March 6 February 4, 2019

Soil health, cover crops, and grazing annual cover crops will be among the topics at the Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference on Wednesday, March 6, in Beatrice.

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Graphic listing several questions in the FAQ story

2019 FAQ for RUP Dicamba Herbicides (FeXapan™, Engenia® and XtendiMax®) January 30, 2019

"If I had RUP dicamba training in 2018, do I need training in 2019?" The answer to that question, which is "Yes," and other questions about training and new application requirements for the three RUP dicamba products are covered in this FAQ.

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Wilber Crop Clinic February 8 January 24, 2019

Cutting edge, research-based information will be the focus of this regional clinic for farmers and agri-business.

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Baled soybean residue in a field
Figure 1. Baled soybean residue (Photo by Todd Whitney)

What is the Value of Soybean Residue? December 13, 2018

This Q&A addresses questions about baling soybean residue, including its nutrient value and comparison with other sources, economic value, and what should be considered when deciding whether to bale soybean residue.

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Treated soybean seed

Q&A: When Does Soybean Seed Treatment Pay? November 8, 2018

A farmer who is ordering soybean seed this fall asks "At $20 per unit, when does soybean seed treatment pay?" Here's what to consider when deciding whether to order fungicide and insecticide treatments for your soybean seed this year.

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