Sarah Sivits - Extension Educator

Sarah Schlund

Geographic Responsibilities: Dawson, Buffalo, and Hall counties
Education:
BS Biology, Eastern Illinois University, 2013
MS Agronomy (cmphasis in plant pathology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016
(Research focus on Goss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight of corn)
Focus Areas: Crop Production & Water Management, particularly pest identification, plant pathology, and weed science
Staff Spotlight: Sarah Schlund

flowers forming on soybean

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (June 22-26)

June 22, 2020
Extension educators report on what they are seeing in the fields this week in the northern panhandle, Saline, Jefferson, Gage, Colfax, Dawson Buffalo and Hall counties.

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Arrested ears with a ‘primordial tip’ due to pesticide application + NIS prior to tassel

Corn Ear Development Impacts from Post-emergence Pesticide Applications

June 4, 2020
Corn ear abnormalities have been noted the past few years. Tracing back the information on various field calls often pointed to a misunderstanding of proper growth stages when making post-emergence herbicide applications in addition to pre-tassel fungicide and insecticide applications.

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a tractor applying pesticide

PSEP: Online Certification Options

March 19, 2020
Nebraska Extension has canceled all in-person training, including chemigation and pesticide applicator training, starting March 16, 2020. The COVID-19 Information page on the PSEP website will serve as a hub for PSEP-related information during the interrupted training season.

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Nebraska Extension Offering Its First Ever Crops Practicum

January 30, 2020
The Nebraska Crops Practicum is a hands-on educational program that highlights research, techniques and technologies used in agricultural research, pest management and sustainable agriculture while encouraging best management practices to improve farm efficiency and profitability. Registration ends March 5th.

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A flooded field
Figure 1. Crop fields in a large area of south central Nebraska were flooded this week after heavy rains, causing growers to rexamine their options for fields already late-planted or taken as prevented-planting. (Photos by Sarah SIvits)

Crop Impacts and Options After Mid-Season Flooding

July 12, 2019
Earlier this week south-central and central Nebraska were hit by heavy rains leading to flooding. Now farmers are asking: How long will the crop survive in standing water and what does this mean for the rest of the growing season?

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Bacterial stalk rot in corn

Diseases to Watch for in Flooded Crops

July 11, 2019
Producers, consultants, and agronomists should be alert to the potential for increased disease pressure in fields that experienced flooding in March or more recently. Here are some of the diseases you're most likely to see.

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Bacterial leaf streak on corn

Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn in Nebraska

June 27, 2019
Bacterial leaf streak of corn is increasing as Nebraska. When scouting, growers should take time to differentiate it from gray leaf spot as fungicides will not work on bacterial leaf streak but will help control gray leaf spot.

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Pipe-irrigated corn in west central Nebraska

Crop Production Roadshow to Tour West Central Nebraska in Mid-January

December 19, 2018
This free meeting series will focus on production issues and research updates specific to west-central Nebraska. Topics will include soil improvement, cover crops, nutrient management, weed identification, herbicide strategies, and crop marketing.

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