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Mature ear of corn

Corn and Sorghum Harvests Nearly In

December 2, 2019
Nebraska's corn harvest was 96% complete, near 99% for both last year and the five-year average. Sorghum harvest was 97% done, near 99% for both last year and the average.

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New USDA Harvest Projections Down from 2018

November 8, 2019
Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2019 corn crop is forecast at 1.77 billion bushels, down 1% from 2018. Soybean production is forecast at 282 million bushels, down 13%.

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Corn field with a heavy cloud cover

Corn and Clouds: “…from both sides now…”

November 6, 2019
Solar radiation and temperature data for the third week of August in central Nebraska indicates it likely contributed to the lower-than-expected yields being reported by many growers this year.

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TAPS Banquet to Celebrate 2019 Competitions

November 5, 2019
With a record-setting wet growing season and some unique differences in management decisions by competitors, this year’s Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) awards banquet is sure to be interesting.

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Nebraska Harvest Progressing with Corn at 60%, Soybean, 94%

November 4, 2019
As of Nov. 3 Nebraska's corn harvest was 60% complete, near last year's 62%, but behind the five-year average of 69%, and soybean harvest was 94%, ahead of 88% last year, and equal to average.

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A comparison of the bacteria that cause bacterial wilt of dry beans and Goss’ wilt of corn. The rods of Curtobacterium (left) in the dry bean wilt pathogen are shorter and fatter than the Goss’ wilt pathogen, Clavibacter (right).
Figure 1. A comparison of the bacteria that cause bacterial wilt of dry beans and Goss’ wilt of corn. The rods of Curtobacterium (left) in the dry bean wilt pathogen are shorter and fatter than the Goss’ wilt pathogen, Clavibacter (right).

Puzzling Out Two Closely Related Corn, Dry Bean Diseases

October 24, 2019
Two closely related plant diseases — one in corn and the other in dry bean — have followed similar, but somewhat perplexing patterns of appearing, disappearing, and then resurging as a serious threat to crop yield. A UNL researcher looks at factors affecting the cycle and whether it can be predicted.

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Starburst pattern on Fusarium-infected corn kernels

Crop Diseases Reported by the UNL Plant and Pest Clinic

October 18, 2019
Root, crown and ear rots lead the list of corn and soybean diseases reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab from October 1 to October 17.

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Historical Analysis of Prevent Plant Cropland in Nebraska

October 16, 2019
How does this year's prevented planting compare with the last 10 years? Every season has its challenges, but heavy spring precipitation and flooding made this year one for the record books.

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