Extension Field Updates - CropWatch, June 17, 2011

Extension Field Updates - CropWatch, June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011

Flooded corn field along the Missouri River

Flooding of fields on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River ranged from limited to inundated.  This field is in Nemaha County in southeast Nebraska, just short of the levee.  For more information on preparing for or responding to flooding in the field or home, visit UNL Flood Resources or UNL Flood Resources on Facebook or Twitter. (Photo by Gary Lesoing)

Karen DeBoer, Extension Educator in Cheyenne County:  Some fields received hail and wind damage this week as well as excess rain.  Planting of proso millet and sunflower is progressing. There's been tillage on summer fallow and some weed spraying.

Doug Anderson, Extension Educator in Keith, Arthur, and Perkins Counties:  Corn is in, beans are in, and we need a nice rain to finish the wheat.  Our wheat is in good condition.

Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County: Drier weather the past two weeks has allowed farmers to make significant progressing on spraying weeds in both corn and soybeans. Growing conditions have been favorable for both corn and soybeans, although much of the area has only received limited rain and needs rain. Wheat is turning and some has been sprayed for fungicide. First cutting of alfalfa has also been harvested. Some corn fields are yellowing and showing signs of possible nitrogen deficiency. More Missouri River bottom fields are being flooded by rising flood waters and seep water is flooding fields near the levee near the Missouri River.