2020 Crop Production Clinics

Advances in Understanding the Management of the Wheat Stem Sawfly

January 28, 2020
Cultural control and conservation help manage the wheat stem sawfly.

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Wheat Disease Update

January 27, 2020
In 2019, wet weather during the growing season favored the development of wheat diseases including Fusarium head blight, leaf rust, stripe rust, bacterial streak, and take-all. This update highlights these diseases, the environmental factors that favor their development, and their management.

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Seeding Recommendations for Irrigated Soybean and Dryland Corn in West-Central Nebraska

January 23, 2020
Continuous corn is the most common irrigated crop sequence in southwest Nebraska. Although rotating to other crops, such as soybeans, can mitigate some production issues of continuous corn and often boost the next year’s corn yield, larger adoption of soybean has not readily occurred in this area.

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Novel Strategies for the Management of the Western Bean Cutworm

January 22, 2020
The western bean cutworm is a pest of corn and dry bean. Typically, control is achieved by pyrethroids or transgenic traits. However, control with pyrethroids may prove difficult and transgenic traits are not available for dry bean. Biological control may prove to be a useful tool for growers of both crops.

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Common Problems Regarding Center Pivot Operating Pressure and Uniformity

January 22, 2020
Pivots operating below or above the designed water pressure can create uniformity issues across fields and/or increase operating expenses.

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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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Physoderma brown spot lesions

Corn Disease Update

January 8, 2020

In 2019, wet weather during the growing season favored the development of numerous corn diseases including Physoderma brown spot, bacterial leaf streak, stalk rot diseases, and ear rot diseases. This update highlights these diseases, the environmental factors that favor their development, and their management.

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