2020 Crop Production Clinics

soybean leaf showing signs of disease

Soybean Disease Update

March 19, 2020
Plants under stress due to environmental factors, such as extreme temperature and moisture are more susceptible to disease, and many were under stress due to the unique environmental conditions in 2019.

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Young lesion of Cercospora leaf spot on sugar beet leaf

Specialty Crops Disease Update - 2019

March 19, 2020
The incidence and distribution of crop diseases in western Nebraska have long been known to be influenced based on environmental conditions experienced during that particular year.

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What’s New in Plant Pathology

March 19, 2020
Fungicide resistance was confirmed in soybean samples from 10 Nebraska counties infected with the frogeye leaf spot pathogen. Tar spot, a fungal disease of corn, has been confirmed in numerous western Iowa counties and is likely to reach Nebraska in 2020.

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Integrated Management of Kochia: What Have We Learned?

March 18, 2020
Kochia remains one of most challenging weeds to control in Western Nebraska.

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Advances in Understanding the Management of the Wheat Stem Sawfly

January 28, 2020
Over the past few decades, WSS populations have greatly increased and expanded in the Nebraska Panhandle, becoming the most economically significant pest of wheat.

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wheat showing signs of disease

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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soybeans ready for harvest
Study investigating effects of row spacing, planting date, seeding rate and nitrogen management at Grant, NE (2019).

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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Trichogramma on ECB

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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