Tyler Williams - Cropping Systems Extension Educator

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Farm Operations Plans in Case of Sudden Illness

April 9, 2020
In the event a key farm operator is unable to operate the farm, Nebraska Extension has developed a Crop Operations Plan to help guide someone new to the operation to adequately and successfully operate the farm for the next couple months.

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Weather Ready Farms Pilot Program

April 3, 2020
The Nebraska Extension Weather Ready Farms (WRF) program team created a self-assessment checklist to provide producers with cropping system-related recommendations for practices that reduce the risk of losses on farms from weather events.

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The Successful Farmer Series offers southeast Nebraska growers an opportunity to hear about current topics in agriculture.
The Successful Farmer Series offers southeast Nebraska growers an opportunity to hear about current topics in agriculture.

Successful Farmer Series to Feature Timely Topics

December 10, 2019
The southeast Nebraska “Successful Farmer Series” will tackle current topics in agricultural production on Friday mornings from Jan. 10 to Feb. 14. Enjoy a morning coffee, talk with other growers, and hear from a slate of speakers from Nebraska Extension and ag agencies.

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Corn pollen on and near silks. For each kernel of grain to be produced, one silk needs to be fertilized by one pollen grain. Photo by Jenny Rees.

How Extended High Heat Disrupts Corn Pollination

July 19, 2019
A lot of factors can affect corn pollination success, including recent and predicted high heat and high humidity. This explains how environmental conditions influence the pollination process and how a cool down later this weekend may be helpful.

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Figure 1. The degree of damage from standing water in this field will depend on several factors and likely will lead to direct yield losses or indirect losses from increased disease pressure.
Figure 1. The degree of damage from standing water in this field will depend on several factors and likely will lead to direct yield losses or indirect losses from increased disease pressure.

Response of Germinating and Early Season Soybeans to Flooding

May 30, 2019
Injury to germinating and seedling soybean from flooding depends on several factors, including soybean growth stage, flood duration, and air and soil temperature and varies the varieties. Pythium and Phytophthora are two diseases to scout for after flooding.

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Flooding in eastern Nebraska.
Figure 1. Damaged railroad bridge over the Platte River near Plattsmouth. (Photo by Tyler Williams)

Nebraska's Most Challenging 60 Days

March 29, 2019
Here's how a succession of weather events over 60 days, from mid-January to mid-March, led to a historic blizzard and flood in Nebraska.

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Soil Temperature Resources

March 8, 2019
An array of web sites and a mobile app provide daily updates of soil temperature data and frost depth to aid in your management decisions. Check out these resources and be sure to bookmark your favorites for future use.

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Cover Crop Grazing: Impacts on Soils and Crop Yields

January 22, 2019
Results from a three-year study in rainfed and irrigated no-till cropping systems in Nebraska suggest that moderate cattle grazing of cover crops may not negatively impact soil properties and crop production.

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