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Tar spot on corn
More severe tar spot pictured in western Iowa in October 2019.

Tar Spot Disease of Corn Confirmed in Several Nebraska Counties

October 21, 2021
Tar spot was confirmed in seven eastern Nebraska counties during recent weeks, and there are likely additional corn fields in other counties where the disease can be found.

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Wheat plant

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Planting Nearly Finished

October 19, 2021
As of Oct. 17, winter wheat planted was 93% — maintaining the same pace as last year's planting. Winter wheat emerged was 76%, which is slightly ahead of the 2020 growing season.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum Harvest Pushes Ahead of Average Pace

October 14, 2021
For the week ending Oct. 10, 2021: corn harvest was 29%, ahead of 22% average; soybean harvest was 60%, ahead of 42% average; and sorghum harvest was 38%, ahead of 24% average.

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Corn kernels

USDA NASS: Corn Production Forecast at Record High

October 14, 2021
Based on Oct. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 corn production is forecast at a record 1.82 billion bushels, up 2% from last year's production. Yield is forecast at 190 bushels per acre, up 10 bushels from last year.

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Sprinkler corn irrigation chart

A Busy Irrigation Season for 2021

October 7, 2021
This article features a summary of the irrigation decisions made in each Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) competition this year, which will be vital as the 2021 program comes to an end. 

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Combine harvesting corn in a field

Crop Progress: Nebraska Harvest Continues at Near Average Pace

October 7, 2021
For the week ending Oct. 3, 2021, corn harvest was at 21%, soybean harvest was at 34% and sorghum harvest was at 21%.

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Grain Bins

USDA NASS: Nebraska Corn Stock Down 28%, Soybean Down 58%

October 1, 2021
According to the USDA NASS, Nebraska corn, soybean, sorghum, oat and barley stocks are down from 2020, while wheat stock are up from one year ago.

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Combine harvesting corn in a field

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum Harvest Running Near Average

September 30, 2021
Corn condition is rated 70% good to excellent and 71% mature with 13% harvested. Soybean condition is rated 71% good to excellent and 87% dropping leaves with 17% harvested which is near the average. Winter wheat planting and emergence is running near averages, while sorghum maturity and harvest are running slightly above average.

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