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How Does Cool Cloudy Weather Affect Corn During Grain Fill?

September 20, 2019
Cool or cloudy weather in late August during the grain-fill period can enhance or reduce yield, often depending on whether there's an early frost.

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The Crop Residue Exchange continues to expand to better connect livestock producers with available forage resources.
Figure 1. The Crop Residue Exchange continues to expand to better connect livestock producers with available forage resources. (Photo by Troy Walz)

Crop Residue Exchange Updated and Available for Listings

September 20, 2019
Interested in making your corn residue available or grazing? New updates make the Crop Residue Exchange even easier to use to link cattle producers and available grazing resources.

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Solar Radiation Takes a Hit in Central Nebraska in August

September 19, 2019
During much of August, particularly August 19-25, the central tier of Nebraska, from the South Dakota border to the Kansas border, saw reduced levels of solar radiation.

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Map showing probability of deviation from normal yields for rainfed sits in Nebraska and Kansas

2019 Corn Yield Forecasts as of September 17

September 19, 2019
Forecasted end-of-season yields for rainfed corn across the Corn Belt indicate above-average yield at two-thirds of the sites, with yields well above historical averages in Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. See data for individual irrigated and rainfed sites.

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Data for Forecasted Corn Yields as of September 17, 2019

September 19, 2019

Table 1. Data from simulations of 2019 end-of-season corn yield potential and real-time crop stage performed on September 17. (Full story at https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/2019-corn-yield-forecasts-september-17.)

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Crop Disease Reports from the UNL Diagnostic Clinic

September 13, 2019
Diseases of corn, soybean, sorghum and alfalfa diagnosed by the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic in the last two weeks.

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CW Podcast: Late-Maturing Crops and Insects

September 13, 2019
In this month’s CropWatch Podcast Extension Educator Michael Sindelar is joined by entomologist Robert Wright to discuss insect issues in late maturing corn and soybeans.

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Freeze Risk Shifts from August Report

September 12, 2019
Climatologist Al Dutcher looks at freeze risks for various sites, maturities and planting dates for corn. In some areas slightly warmer-than-normal August temperatures reduced freeze risk while in others, conditions were cooler than normal.

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