Field Updates from Across the State - UNL CropWatch, June 3, 2011

Field Updates from Across the State - UNL CropWatch, June 3, 2011

Photo - Young corn field with post-storm erosion

Corn field south of Madison in Madison County with V2 stage corn exhibits erosion in low lying areas from recent heavy rains. (Photo by Wayne Ohnesorg)

June 3, 2011

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Photo - Replanted field

Following a recent hail storm in central Nebraska, this soybean stand was reduced to 50,000-60,000 plants/acre. The producer came in along side the existing row and no-till planted soybeans.  (Photo by Gary Zoubek)

Karen DeBoer, Extension Educator in Kimball and Banner Counties: We’ve had quite a bit of rain and a little hail recently. Wheat is starting to head and looks surprisingly good due to all the moisture we’ve gotten this year. Corn is a little yellow from the extended cold, wet period, but is likely to pop with warmer, drier conditions this week.

Wet fields have kept farmers from planting proso millet and dry beans. We’re watching wheat and early emerging spring fields for any disease or grasshopper problems.

John Wilson, Extension Educator in Burt County: Crops are behind, but with this week’s heat will progress rapidly. For now they look good and very few acres are flooded, but this could change rapidly. We’ve generally avoided any hail so far.

Wayne Ohnesorg, Extension Educator in Madison County: Corn planting is predominantly done, with many fields in the V2 stage. Soybean planting is progressing and is about 75% completed. Some soybean fields have emerged and are in the V0 stage.