Ron Seymour - Extension Educator

Ron Seymour

PO Box 30 2975 S Baltimore Ave Hastings NE 68901-0030
Directs an extension program that focuses on irrigated crop production, conservation, and insect pest management. Provide extension programs to address agricultural producer and urban dweller needs that include crop pest management, farm commodity market management, incorporation of conservation area in crop land, crop production efficiency, pesticide safety, landscape maintenance and household pest management. Provides youth development programs to teach participants life skills in agriculture, horticulture, and wildlife conservation. Conducts field demonstration research to address crop production issues.


  • BS, Colorado State University, 1981
  • MS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1987
  • Ph D, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1996

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • An emerging pest of cover crop to corn transition systems. , Plant Health Progress
  • Identification Guide to Common Spiders in Nebraska, Nebraska Extension Circular EC-1590

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Entomology Educational Project, Board Certified Entomologists of Mid-America , 2017
  • Excellence in Extension Team, Nebraska Extension, 2019
Corn plant damaged by wind May 10.
Figure 1. Corn plant with first leaf completely damaged, second leaf partially damaged, and tip of third leaf – the part exposed to the wind – partially damaged. Photo taken in eastern Clay County, May 15. Corn damaged by dust storm on May 10.

Assessing Effects of Recent Dust Storm on Emerged Corn

May 17, 2018
This week several corn fields in south central Nebraska were surveyed to assess damage and longer term effects on stands after last week's high winds and resulting dust storms. While many plants were seriously injured, many would be expected to recover.

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Western bean cutworm moth flights

Western Bean Cutworm Pest Update

January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics: An update on the western bean cutworm, a major pest in corn and dry bean production for most of Nebraska.

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Map showing sites of Nebraska soybean fields in study of yield-limiting production factors
Map showing sites of Nebraska soybean fields in study of yield-limiting production factors

Help Us Identify Yield-Limiting Factors in Nebraska Soybean Fields

October 5, 2016
Nebraska soybean producers are being asked to answer a survey about their soybean fields and contribute to a benchmark study of current soybean production in Nebraska. Researchers from 10 north central states, including Nebraska, are collecting the data to identify factors that may be impeding growers from reaching full yield. See what they've learned in the first two years of the study and how they hope to use the information.

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Wheat Condition and Soil Moisture Reports

April 8, 2016

This week the National Drought Monitor rated almost 25% of Nebraska as "abnormally dry," a major change from 0% since Jan. 1. Most of the affected area was along the southern tier of Nebraska counties.

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