May 1, 2015
CropWatch May 1, 2015
Stripe rust was widespread, but not yet at severe levels in wheat surveyed this week in south central Nebraska. (Photos by Stephen Wegulo)
- Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska; Scout Wheat Fields for Early Disease Detection
- Harvesting Small Grain Cereals for Hay or Silage
- Why Residual Herbicides are Important Tools in Battling Hard-to-Control Weeds. Applying residual herbicides immediately after planting corn or soybean can provides effective weed control.
- Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in southwest Nebraska.
- Resisting Resistance: Understanding and Slowing the Further Development of Pesticide Resistance. This is the first in a series of articles that will be featured in CropWatch throughout 2015.
- Variegated and Black Cutworm Moth Trap Counts April 19-25. The first of a series of cutworm moth reports to help growers gauge potential problems.
- Sudden Death Syndrome and Brown Stem Rot Infections Start in Spring. Consider delayed planting in areas with a history of sudden death syndrome (SDS) or brown stem rot (BSR) until soils warm. Cool, wet soils are favorable for disease development.
- Spring Freeze Climatology Update and Forecast. Some risk still exists for the Panhandle and other areas. View maps of historical last-freeze dates in Nebraska
- Farm Finance and Legal Aid Clinics Scheduled for May
- The Importance of Reference Prices in Decision Making: An Application to Commodity Marketing, a UNL Cornhusker Economics April 29 article (external link)
- View segments on corn and soybean price movements, a preview of Market Journal's report from Japan, wheat strip rust, and the weather forecast.
- Extension Reports from Eastern Nebraska
- USDA NASS Crop Report. Corn planting on track with 16% complete by Monday.