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2020 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Near-average Yields for the Region

September 17, 2020
Our forecasts suggest a near-average year for irrigated corn at most sites. For rainfed corn, the scenario is diverse across regions.

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USDA Nebraska Crop Production Forecast

September 17, 2020
Based on September 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2020 corn crop is forecast at 1.78 billion bushels, down slightly from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area harvested for grain, at 9.45 million acres, is down 4% from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 188 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from last year.

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corn stalks showing stalk rot

Check Stalk Quality of Corn Going into Harvest

September 16, 2020
Poor stalk quality can cause stalk lodging and breakage, leading to harvest difficulties. This could cause yield loss and create issues of volunteer corn for next year's crops due to ears lost from lodged corn.

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drooping corn ear

Drooping Corn Ears Across Nebraska

September 3, 2020
Across Nebraska, our crops continue to mature as we rapidly move towards harvest 2020, however, when scouting you may start to see more ears that have prematurely drooped. What is causing this phenomenon in our corn? And what does this mean for yield in those fields affected?

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corn at black layer

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (Aug. 31-Sept. 4)

September 3, 2020
Extension educators report on what they are seeing in the fields this week in the Lancaster, Saline, Jefferson, Gage, Dawson, Buffalo, Hall, Colfax, Stanton and Cuming Counties.

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Interveinal chlorosis

September 2020 Disease Reports from the UNL Diagnostic Clinic

September 3, 2020
The following diseases and pests were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic from August 16 through September 2, 2020.

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Farm grain bins

Preparing Grain Bins and Equipment for Harvest

September 2, 2020
Cleaning and treating harvest equipment and grain bins, as well as the area surrounding bins, can reduce pest and rodent problems in stored grain, helping protect your season-long investment.

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Cattle in a field

Webinar - Cover Crops in Corn Systems: Opportunities for Dual Use - Set for Sept. 15th

August 27, 2020
Can planting cover crops in corn systems provide the dual benefits of improving soil health and be an economical source of forage? This webinar will cover lessons learned on incorporating cover crops after corn silage, high moisture corn, and dry corn harvest in Nebraska.

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