2021 Crop Reports

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Nebraska 2021 Prospective Plantings: Less Corn, More Soybeans

April 1, 2021
Nebraska corn growers intend to plant 9.90 million acres this year, down 3% from 2020, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. See more prospective planting data in this week's USDA-NASS report. 

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Nebraska Grain Stocks Down from 2020

April 1, 2021
Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2021 totaled 913 million bushels, down 8% from 2020. View the full stocks report from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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#NField Observations for March 2021

March 18, 2021
This week, Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems shares information on a new soybean foliar fungicide survey and its importance for Nebraska farmers.

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Nebraska 2020 Annual Crop Production Summary

March 3, 2021
Corn for grain production in Nebraska based on year-end surveys is estimated at a record high 1.79 billion bushels for 2020. See how all major Nebraska crops fared for the year.

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USDA Crop Progress Report for Feb. 21

February 25, 2021
For the week ending Feb. 21, topsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 32% short, 51% adequate and 3% surplus, and winter wheat condition rated 9% very poor, 13% poor, 44% fair, 33% good and 1% excellent, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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#NField Observations for February 2021

February 19, 2021
This week, West Central Research & Extension Center educator Ben Beckman discusses the difference between fall dormancy and winter survival when selecting an alfalfa variety.

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#NField Observations for January 2021

January 22, 2021
This week, discussions focus on seed selection for managing disease in corn and soybeans, preparing a pasture drought plan, and best practices for planting and nitrogen application during a drought.

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