2018 Crop Reports

Soil erosion following heavy rains

Extension Crop Reports Sept. 11, 2018

September 12, 2018
Extension Educators from across the state report on crop progress in their areas. Generally crops are maturing quickly with the warmer temperatures this week. Stalk rots are a concern in corn and growers are encouraged to check fields and prioritize harvests accordingly.

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Corn under irrigation

Corn & Soybean 81% Good-Excellent; Maturity near Average

September 4, 2018

Both Nebraska's corn and soybean crops are rated 81% good to excellent, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service crop progress and condition report for the week ending September 2.

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Advanced sudden death syndrome in soybean

Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome in West Central Nebraska

August 24, 2018
Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) was found in soybean near Sutherland in west central Nebraska last Friday. While uncommon in the area, moist conditions earlier in the year would have been favorable for its development.

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Corn leaves can turn red when the sugars from the photosynthesis process build up in leaves and stalks when there aren't enough kernels to store the sugar. (Photos by Megan Taylor)
Corn leaves and stalks can take on a red appearance now due to stresses earlier in the season that affected plant photosynthetic processes.

Red Corn Q & A

August 24, 2018
Are you seeing red (in your corn)? Corn leaves and stalks can take on a red appearance now due to stresses earlier in the season that affected plant photosynthetic processes. Here's why.

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Hailed corn in Howard County Aug. 16, 2018

Photo Report of Hail Damage in Howard County

August 17, 2018
Photos by Extension Educator Troy Ingram of extensive hail and storm damage after an Aug. 16 storm in Howard County. Includes video on benefits of planting cover crops into fields devastated by late-season hail.

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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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