Robert Klein - Western Nebraska Crops Specialist

Robert Klein

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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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Over a Half Century of Trying to Solve Weed Management Challenges

January 9, 2019
Emeritus Extension Professor Bob Klein discusses the evolution of weed management systems during his career as a university weeds specialist.

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Card promoting the 2019 Crop Budgets

Nebraska Crop Production Budgets for 2019

November 14, 2018
The Nebraska Crop Production Budgets have been revised and updated for 2019 with 78 budgets covering different management systems for 15 crops. The largest cost increases from 2018 were for nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers.

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The first year of a winter wheat seeding date study was conducted in this Panhandle field in 2018.
Figure 1. The first year of a winter wheat seeding date study was conducted in this Panhandle field in 2018.

Wheat Seeding Date Impacts Yield

August 29, 2018
Wheat seeding date affects multiple factors contributing to wheat yield. While there's no perfect date for all conditions, these recommended dates have been proven and verified.

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Uncontrolled Russian thistle in seeded winter wheat field.
Uncontrolled Russian thistle in seeded winter wheat field.

Fall Strategies for Weed Control in Winter Wheat

August 29, 2018
Managing weeds at least two weeks prior to planting winter wheat and then controlling winter annuals this fall are important to reducing disease, saving soil moisture, and achieving top yields next summer.

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Soybean research field

Field Case Study of Dicamba-Injured Soybeans using Forensic Analysis

August 8, 2018
A field of dicamba-injured soybeans is used as an example to demonstrate the forensic analysis method to determine when dicamba exposure occurred.

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Chart showing rate of soybean node accrual

Are Your Soybean Plants Exhibiting Dicamba-Induced Leaf Injury?

July 19, 2018
Learn how to examine plant development and use this forensic strategy to determine the approximate calendar date when the plants in your field were likely exposed to dicamba.

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Soybean leaf cupping

Understanding Growth Regulator Herbicide Injury

July 19, 2018
There are now five structurally different growth regulator herbicides, each of which affects plant growth differently. Understanding the differences can help you better identify the cause when you find damage in your field.

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