CropWatch May 8, 2015
May 4-8, 2015
- Corn and Soybean Survival in Saturated and Flooded Soils with Market Journal video. Under what conditions are plants likely to survive and how to assess survival.
- Growing Degree Units and Corn Emergence. See how much different factors can affect emergence.
- Scout Emerging Corn for Insects; Don't Assume Protection. Cutworms, wireworms, or white grubs are the mostly likely at this time.
- Variegated and Black Cutworm Moth Trap Counts. Saline and Hamilton counties continue to be hot spots for variegated cutworms in Nebraska. Black cutworm numbers continue to be very low.
- From April 24: Watch for Seedling Diseases in Early Planted Corn.
- Recent Rains Favor Early Season Soybean Diseases. Recent rains and wet conditions will favor development of Pythium and Phytophthora in soybean.
- Wheat Disease Update. A field survey in two south central counties this week found severity of stripe rust is still low but increasing; other diseases also low.
Climate & Weather
- See how May 6 Storms, Tornadoes Tracked in event described as "Exceeding Expectations."
- Nebraska Ag Climate Report for May. with a review of April precipitation statistics.
- See Nebraska's agriculture ranking nationally in this report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service
- Extension Field Reports (May 4-8)
- USDA NASS: Corn Planting 57% Complete; Soybeans, 11%
- View segments on impact of flooded fields, grain and soybean market analysis, and role of Japan as our largest importer of beef and pork.
IANR & Extension Programs
- West Central Crops and Water Field Day June 23. Visit the new Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center, tour wheat variety trials, and learn about research-based water-saving practices.