Soil is the single most important resource on which our agriculture depends. Proper soil management is necessary to sustain long-term agricultural productivity. Soil loss through erosion or run-off hurts agricultural production with depletion of organic matter and fertility. It also has environmental implications.
Surveys made in 2017 revealed widespread soilborne diseases in many crop hosts and many field locations in the state. This update is provided on four soilborne pathogens: Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Phytophthora, and Cephalosporium. An article of the 2018 Nebraska Crop Production Clinic Proceedings.
New to the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic is Kyle Broderick, who became coordinator after working as an extension technologist in a University of Nebraska soybean pathology lab for six years. An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.
To avoid some of the off-target dicamba injury that occurred in 2017, new label requirements and application recommendations are being made for 2018. This is an article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics about recent research to validate or adapt canopy sensor-guided in-season N application practices for fields with manure or other organic material applied and to improve the predictionof fertilizer N substitution for organic materials.
Rainfall in spring and early summer 2017 was plentiful throughout western Nebraska, allowing good soil moisture for emerging crops, but also contributing to the development of plant diseases in multiple crops. This is an article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.