2018 Crop Reports

Nebraska Corn, Soybean, Other Crops to Set Record Highs August 10, 2018

USDA projects record highs in Nebraska for corn production and yield, soybean production and yield, sorghum yield, sugarbeet yield, and non-hay alfalfa production and yield.

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Crop Conditions Favorable; Progress On-Track or Ahead August 6, 2018

Crop condition was rated high in the July 6 USDA NASS crop report: with good to excellent ratings for corn, 85%; soybean, 84%; and sorghum, 84% Corn and sorghum maturity were advancing ahead of normal.

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Leaf symptoms of brown stem rot of soybean

Crop Diseases Confirmed in Corn and Soybean July 16-26 July 26, 2018

Corn and soybean diseases confirmed by the university's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic July 16-26.

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Corn field damaged by drought
Figure 1. Corn suffering from drought conditions in Richardson County. With timely rains last week most of the state moved out of any drought designation from the US Drought Monitor, except for southeast Nebraska where all of Richardson and parts of Pawnee and Nemaha counties had abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This week, areas of south central Nebraska were redesignated as abnormally dry. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

Extension Crop Reports July 23-27 July 24, 2018

Extension educators and specialists report on what they're seeing across the state.

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USDA NASS: Winter Wheat Harvest 82% Done, Ahead of Average July 23, 2018

Nebraska corn condition rated 87% good to excellent, with 82% at silking, well ahead of the five-year average of 68%. Soybean condition rated 85% good to average with 78% blooming, near the average.

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Figure 1. Comparison of lesions of gray leaf spot (left) near Duncan and bacterial leaf spot near Cornlea. (Photos by Megan Taylor)

Extension Crop & Field Report July 20, 2018

Insects and diseases are the most common issues in this report from east central Nebraska.

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USDA NASS: 65% of NE Corn at Silking, Well Ahead of Normal July 16, 2018

Corn silking was 65%, well ahead of 42% last year and 38% for the five-year average. Condition was 86% good to excellent.Soybean blooming was at 65%, ahead of the average of 53%. Condition was 83% good to excellent.

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Counties where bacterial leaf streak has been confirmed

Extension Crop Reports & Crop Disease Notes (July 10-13) July 12, 2018

Crop reports from Extension Educators across the state and updates from plant pathology and the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic.

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