Premature Frost Damage to Crops
October 14, 2022
UNL experts weigh in on the potential impacts for replant crops that experienced freezing temperatures Oct. 8 or may be at risk for a freeze this weekend.
Nebraska Crop Production Report as of Oct. 1
October 13, 2022
While most crops continue to lag behind last year's production numbers, sunflower production is up 134% in Nebraska.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Baling Soybean Residue, Winterizing Alfalfa by Growing Degree Days
October 11, 2022
Higher hay prices and forage shortfalls have many producers considering baling soybean residue, but it's important to first analyze the cost effectiveness. Plus — concerns on nightshade and winterizing alfalfa.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing for Interseeding, Controlling Thistles and Fall Armyworms
September 27, 2022
Following last year's atypical infestation of fall armyworm caterpillars, extension educators urge preparedness in the event of a reoccurrence this fall. Plus — why overgrazing is a good strategy prior to interseeding legumes.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Irrigation and Last Cutting, Winter Annual Brome Control
September 8, 2022
Tips on scheduling final irrigation and last cutting for alfalfa this fall, and controlling cheatgrass and wild oats in pastures.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Salvaging Drought-stressed Soybeans as Forages, Grasshopper Control
August 30, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators review forage considerations for growers faced with droughty soybeans, tips on measuring stands and assessing alfalfa field health, and thresholds where grasshopper control may be warranted.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Valuing Drought Forage, Late Summer Planting, Managing High Nitrates
August 24, 2022
Insights on how forage prices should be adjusted this year for droughty crops, the optimal grasses for late summer forage planting and how to manage high nitrates in forages.
Nebraska Crop Production Report for August
August 18, 2022
Based on Aug. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2022 crop production is forecast to be lower than last year's across the board, with the most substantial deficits in oats, alfalfa hay and winter wheat.