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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.