Robert Klein - Western Nebraska Crops Specialist

Robert Klein

(faculty)
Work
WCREC 402 W State Farm Rd North Platte NE 69101-7751
US
Work 308-696-6705 On-campus 7-6705

Faculty Bio

Raking Downed corn

Grower Experiences with Picking Up Downed Corn November 6, 2017

This photo series of grower solutions illustrates several non-livestock options for picking up corn on the ground, including the use of a rake and combine with a pick-up attachment.

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Figure 1. It's likely that a combination of factors this year led to weakened corn ear shanks, large ears, and stalk and ear rots which together may have contributed to increased ear dropping.
Figure 1. It's likely that a combination of factors this year likely led to weakened corn ear shanks, large ears, and stalk and ear rots which together may have contributed to increased ear dropping.

Potential Reasons for Weakened Ear Shanks and Ear Loss November 3, 2017

While sustained high winds for several days in late October was likely the final catalyst, a number of factors may have led up to increased ear drop in corn. This article looks at potential factors throughout the season that may have eventually led to a challenging harvest.

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Figure 1. The new dicamba and Enlist herbicides require specific nozzle types for application. Check the product label before spraying to ensure you have the correct nozzle. (Photos by Bob Klein)
Figure 1. The new dicamba and Enlist herbicides require specific nozzle types for application. Check the product label before spraying to ensure you have the correct nozzle. (Photos by Bob Klein)

University & Sprayer Co. Experts to Address Dicamba and Enlist Application November 2, 2017

Learn how to achieve maximum performance while avoiding injury to conventional and non-Xtend soybeans at a Nov. 15 Sprayer Clinic. The clinic, which will be held at the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, will focus on application of the new dicamba and Enlist herbicides.

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Figure 1. The new Dicamba and Enlist herbicides require specific nozzle types for application. Check the product label before spraying to ensure you have the correct nozzle. (Photos by Bob Klein)

Sprayer Clinic on New Dicamba and Enlist Products Nov. 15 October 10, 2017

A sprayer clinic will provide more information on applying new dicamba formulations in soybeans and corn. In addition a variety of sprayers will be displayed and technicians will be available to discuss the features of each. The event will be held at the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis,

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Wheat seeding date map

How Winter Wheat Seeding Date Can Have a Major Effect on Yields September 1, 2017

The recommended seeding dates for Nebraska's winter wheat vary substantially from one end of the state to the other — from September 1 in the extreme northwest to October 1 in the southeast tip — and have been proven and verified through years of research and farmer experience.

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Wheat

Recap of 2017 Western Nebraska Wheat Crop and Implications for 2018 August 31, 2017

Some growers in western Nebraska had their best winter wheat yields ever in 2017 while others had some of their lowest yields. Moisture availability and disease were among the factors. See breakdowns by area.

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Figure 1.  At UNL’s Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Brule, studies are underway comparing winter wheat seeded at the optimal date (left) and wheat seeded late. (Photo by Bob Klein)
Figure 1. At UNL’s Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Brule, studies are underway comparing winter wheat seeded at the optimal date (left) and a later date. (Photo by Bob Klein)

Wheat Seeding Delay? Here’s How to Compensate August 30, 2017

Even when you plan to seed winter wheat at the optimum time, weather, equipment breakdown, or other problems may prevent it. If you're in this situation, increasing your seeding rate, using narrow row spacing, and applying other practices described here can help you achieve a successful wheat stand despite the challenges.

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Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant
Now in its third year of wheat research and variety trials, the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant conducts research for rainfed production in western Nebraska.

Wheat Update from the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center August 29, 2017

Now in its third year of wheat research and variety trials, the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant conducts research on rainfed production in western Nebraska. While the 2017 trial was badly damaged by hail, this recap looks at yield trends from all three years.

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