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Corn Facts

Corn is an economically important crop to Nebraska resulting in $9.1 billion from 9.1 million acres harvested in 2012 according to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

  1. Nebraska ranks 3rd in U.S. corn production.
  2. Nebraska ranks 1st in U.S. popcorn production.
  3. Nebraska ranks 1st in U.S. white corn production.
  4. Nebraska ranks 2nd in ethanol production capacity.

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Nebraska Corn, Soybean Crops in Good Condition, Winter Wheat Headed at 93%

June 17, 2021
For the week ending June 13, 2021, corn condition rated 62% good, 22% excellent, and soybean condition rated 67% good, 20% excellent. Dry edible bean planting is still underway, at 74% planted.

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TAPS Competitions Planted Amid Cool, Wet May

June 9, 2021
With corn fields now planted, TAPS readies for its fifth year of crop competitions, which will compare sprinkler irrigated corn, subsurface drip irrigated (SDI) corn and grain sorghum from a multitude of corn and grain sorghum hybrids.

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Corn 95% Emerged, Soybeans Emerged 84%

June 8, 2021
For the week ending June 6, 2021, corn emerged was 95%, soybean emerged was 84% and winter wheat headed was 79%. More on sorghum, oats and dry edible beans in USDA NASS's latest report.

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Amit Jhala talks at field day
The 2021 Weed Management Field Day will feature on-site demonstrations of new technology and new herbicides for corn, soybean, sorghum and sweet corn.

Weed Management Field Day June 23 at South Central Agricultural Laboratory

June 8, 2021
The Weed Management Field Day will highlight new technology and new herbicides for corn, soybean, sorghum and sweet corn, plus field experiments on weed control options for various herbicide programs.

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Managing Stalk Borers in Corn

June 7, 2021
Understanding the common stalk borer life cycle and behavior is critical to selecting management practices to reduce damage in corn.

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