2020 Crop Management Conference Proceedings

Process for sampling soybean leaves to assess defoliation

Management of Defoliating Insects in Nebraska Soybeans

January 16, 2020
Many defoliating insects may be found in Nebraska soybeans. Estimating defoliation levels in fields is the best way to decide whether it will pay to treat for these insects.

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Impact of 2,4-D Micro-Rates on non-2,4-D Tolerant Soybean

January 16, 2020
Auxin type herbicides (eg. dicamba, 2,4-D) are an integral component of major cropping systems in North America. With the recent launching of Enlist E3 soybean in the U.S., in-season application of 2,4-D to soybean fields is expected to increase.

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Spray Quality: How It Affects Pesticide Efficacy and Drift

December 13, 2019

Spray quality refers to the Internationally Standardized Droplet Size Classification (ASABE S572.1). In this standard, the droplet size spectrum produced by a nozzle is classified as extremely fine, very fine, fine, medium, coarse, very coarse, extremely coarse, and ultra coarse, which describes the spray coverage and spray drift associated with the droplet size.

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Pesticide applicator in the field

Applying Pesticides Safely

December 9, 2019

The world of pesticides is continually evolving. In spite of this, there are many basic principles that commercial and noncommercial applicators should always follow when handling or using pesticides.

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Chart showing corn prices, PLC, and ARC price protection over years

Farm Program Decisions, Analysis, and Impacts

December 6, 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill ushered in new farm program decisions for the 2019 and 2020 production years. An analysis of program details and the current market outlook can help producers make informed decisions regarding farm programs and the impact those decisions will have on risk management decisions on the farm.

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