Roger Elmore - Extension Cropping Systems Agronomist
March 25, 2020
Weed control in organic soybean usually includes frequent pre-plant tillage operations but spring rains often make it difficult to get into the fields for timely tillage. As a result, weed pressure can be high. Cover crops can help suppress weeds, but after corn harvest it is often too late to establish cover crops. Spring-planting cover crops may be an alternative to fall-planting.
November 6, 2019
Solar radiation and temperature data for the third week of August in central Nebraska indicates it likely contributed to the lower-than-expected yields being reported by many growers this year.
September 27, 2019
The effects of late planting and stressful growing conditions throughout much of the season are showing up now in poor stalk quality in corn. Growers are encouraged to scout fields and harvest those most at risk of lodging first. Here's why and what to look for.
September 20, 2019
Cool or cloudy weather in late August during the grain-fill period can enhance or reduce yield, often depending on whether there's an early frost.
June 27, 2019
Each year surveys and models are used to forecast final corn yields as the crop progresses through the season. Cropping Systems Specialist Roger Elmore looks at two forecast systems and examines 10 years of USDA National Agricultural Statistics Data to see how forecasts deviated from actual yields.
June 21, 2019
How do this year's corn planting delays compare with other years here and those in Illinois. After observing fields from Nebraska to Illinois on a recent trip, agronomist Roger Elmore digs into agricultural statistics dating back to 1996 to see just how this planting season and fieldwork days compare with previous ones.
June 14, 2019
Soil crusting is challenging soybean emergence, but is it enough to warrant replanting? Here are early steps to remediate crusting problems and factors to consider when considering replanting.
June 13, 2019
Still planting corn and wanting to change to a different hybrid maturity? Here are some things to consider and a tool that can help you assess which hybrid options are likely to mature before an average fall freeze date for your location.