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Nebraska Corn, Soybean Development Ahead of 2020

July 28, 2021

For the week ending July 25, 2021, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 37% short, 53% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 40% short, 50% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

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Corn tassels

Nebraska Corn Growth on Schedule, Soybeans Slightly Ahead of Average

July 21, 2021
For the week ending July 18, 2021, corn silking was 54%, equal to the five-year average. Soybeans blooming was 74%, ahead of 62% average.

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western bean cutworm moth

Scouting and Treatment Recommendations for Western Bean Cutworm

July 15, 2021
The first western bean cutworm moths were captured in University of Nebraska-Lincoln black light traps on June 25-27 at Clay Center, June 26-27 at North Platte, and July 1 at Scottsbluff.

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Probability of 2021 yield potential map

2021 Corn Yield Forecasts as of July 14

July 14, 2021
Although it is still too early to make strong inferences about end-of-season yields for irrigated corn, there is a relatively high probability for near-average yields for a majority of sites.

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Western corn rootworm beetle

Scout Now for Corn Rootworm Beetles to Assess Potential Risk of Future Damage

July 14, 2021
Weekly scouting of adult rootworm beetles in July and August will provide the information needed to decide whether rootworm control is needed next year.

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Corn plant

Corn Rated 29% Excellent, Soybean 24% Excellent

July 13, 2021

For the week ending July 4, 2021, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 36% short, 56% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 38% short, 53% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

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Wheat harvest

Winter Wheat Harvest Lagging Behind 2020 Harvest

July 13, 2021
For the week ending July 11, 2021, winter wheat harvested was 23%, behind 45% last year and behind the 40% average.

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Western bean cutworm adult

Degree-days for Prediction of Western Bean Cutworm Flight

July 1, 2021
Measuring the amount of heat between an upper and lower threshold to which an insect has been exposed, degree-days models can provide a high level of precision in predicting western bean cutworm peak flight.

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