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Welcome!  The latest Research & Extension information on soybean production and management practices from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  If you cannot find the information you are seeking in the menus or articles posted below, please email your question or information request to the research and extension specialist listed in the "Contact Us" section at the bottom right of this screen.  

If you want to learn more about Nebraska Soybean Production in general, click here to view some charts of State Yield and Acreage Trends. 

SOYWATER: SOYBEAN IRRIGATION DECISION TOOL

Irrigation management made easier for Nebraska's soybean producers.  Answer a few questions about your field and a new online decision aid for irrigation management will provide you with field-specific daily updates of crop water use and soil water status.  Suggests irrigation dates based on your criteria.

SoyWater - CropWatch Article Explanation
How to Register and Use SoyWater
Optimize Your Irrigation Application Timing with SoyWater
Using SoyWater to Schedule Irrigations.


Deficit Irrigation Workshops ScreenshotDeficit Irrigation Presentations including Water Optimizer

A series of videos to help you to learn how to optimize available water for crop production.

Soybean Production Podcasts

Learn how you can grow your soybean yields and benefit from Soybean Checkoff investments in UNL Research and Extension programs. Through a partnership of the Nebraska Soybean Board, the Soybean Checkoffvia the United Soybean Board, and UNL Extension, UNL faculty share information for today’s soybean producers in five podcasts.

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Soybean Gall Midge presentation
Nebraska Extension Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist will present the information on soybean gall midge at this year's Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo.

Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Offers 2022 Growing Season Information

November 18, 2021
At this year's expo, extension educators are set to present the latest research on soybean diseases and pests, and industry professionals will highlight insights on production costs and grain markets going into 2022.

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Soybean pods

November Crop Production: Soybeans Forecast at Record Yield

November 10, 2021

Based on Nov. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 corn crop is forecast at 1.83 billion bushels, up 3% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.60 million acres, is down 3% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 191 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from last year.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Harvest Winds Down for Soybeans, Corn at 82%

November 8, 2021
For the week ending Nov. 7, 2021, corn harvested was 82%, soybeans harvested was 95%, and sorghum, 85%.

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Harvesting soybeans

Crop Progress: Soybean Harvest at 91%

November 3, 2021
For the week ending Oct. 31, 2021, corn harvest was at 72%, soybean harvest, 91%, and sorghum, 78%.

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SDS on soybeans

Seed Selection Can Help Manage Diseases Next Year

October 27, 2021
Reviewing diseases that have caused issues in previous years can help you select more disease-resistant corn hybrids and soybean varieties for the upcoming growing season.

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