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Chart of Nebraska corn yields trends from 1971 to 1917.

Soybean and Corn Yield and Acreage Trends August 15, 2018

Nebraska soybean and corn yields have steadily increased from 1971 to 2017 in both irrigated and rainfed production systems. Nebraska irrigated soybean increased at a linear linear rates of 0.68 bu/ac, and irrigated corn increased at a rate of 2.17 bu/ac.

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Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension crop protection and cropping systems specialist, shows growers how to identify different species of aphids that can be found on late season corn. (Photo by Deloris Pittman)

Soybean & Corn Clinics: Learn from Examining a Whole Season in 1 Day August 13, 2018

Examine and work with corn and soybean plants from early vegetative to maturity growth stages at Nebraska Extension’s Midwest Soybean and Corn Production Clinics. Register now to get hands-on, in-field experience working with crop scientists to identify crop issues and discuss management options.

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Center pivot irrigating late season field of corn.
Figure 1. As you try to use stored soil water without wasting any new precipitation, the last few irrigations of the season require some of the most important water management decisions of the year. (Photo by Steve Melvin)

How to Schedule the Last Few Irrigations of the Season August 10, 2018

Final irrigations of the season are some of the most important water management decisions of the year. This guide walks through how to use weather and field information to schedule final irrigations and avoid costly, needless ones.

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Nebraska Corn, Soybean, Other Crops to Set Record Highs August 10, 2018

USDA projects record highs in Nebraska for corn production and yield, soybean production and yield, sorghum yield, sugarbeet yield, and non-hay alfalfa production and yield.

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A field of drought-stressed corn in late July in Richardson County in southeast Nebraska. (Photo by Laura Thompson)
A field of drought-stressed corn in late July in Richardson County in southeast Nebraska. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

Drought-stressed Corn: A Feed Opportunity August 6, 2018

When harvesting drought-stressed corn to feed, there are several cautionary factors to consider as well as several options for feeding, baling, or grazing it.

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Crop Conditions Favorable; Progress On-Track or Ahead August 6, 2018

Crop condition was rated high in the July 6 USDA NASS crop report: with good to excellent ratings for corn, 85%; soybean, 84%; and sorghum, 84% Corn and sorghum maturity were advancing ahead of normal.

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Rainfed corn near Grant, planted about May 27. (Photo by Alexander Tonon Rosa and Italo Kaye Pinho de Faria)

2018 Corn Yield Forecasts: Physiological Maturity Expected Before Historical Averages August 2, 2018

Corn growth simulations across the Corn Belt indicate early corn maturity of one to two weeks for most sites. Simulated corn yields for rainfed and irrigated sites across the region near or above normal at most sites.

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Attendees view maturing corn plants at a previous clinic.
Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at the University of Nebraska’s Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics.

Soybean and Corn Production Clinics this August August 1, 2018

Nebraska Extension’s Aug. 22 Midwest Soybean Production Clinic and Aug. 23 Midwest Corn Production Clinic will provide in-field opportunities for participants to work with crops in the early vegetative stages of growth through maturity.

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