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Corn kernels sprouting on the ear
Figure 1. When corn kernels start sprouting on the ear, it's likely due to an imbalance of plant hormones.

Why are Corn Kernels Germinating on the Ear? September 12, 2018

What makes corn kernels start sprouting on the ear and what are the implications for harvest and storage? Growers in south central Nebraska are seeing the damage as they scout.

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Composite photo of corn, soybean, and sorghum plants at harvest
Figure 1. USDA NASS forecasts record corn, soybean, sorghum, and sugarbeet yields for Nebraska.

Corn and Soybean Forecast for Record Yields, Production September 12, 2018

USDA forecasts record yields for Nebraska corn, soybean, sorghum and sugarbeet and record production for corn and soybean. Nationally, corn is forecast up 2% from 2017 and soybean, up 7%.

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Soil erosion following heavy rains

Extension Crop Reports Sept. 11, 2018 September 12, 2018

Extension Educators from across the state report on crop progress in their areas. Generally crops are maturing quickly with the warmer temperatures this week. Stalk rots are a concern in corn and growers are encouraged to check fields and prioritize harvests accordingly.

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Nebraska map showing ethanol facilities and reported basis locations

The Evolution of Nebraska Corn Basis September 6, 2018

Each year about 40% of Nebraska's corn is used to produce ethanol. This Cornhusker Economics article explores the changes in corn basis at five Nebraska locations since the implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard in 2005.

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Test plots showing sorghum (center) and other crops double-cropped after field peas in Saunders County in eastern Nebraska.

Double Cropping Pulses with Short-Season Crops, Forages, and Cover Crops in Eastern Nebraska September 6, 2018

A research project in eastern Nebraska is evaluating a double crop production system as a potential alternative to the traditional corn/soybean rotation. Following an early season crop of yellow field peas, short-season crops (corn, soybean, grain sorghum, millet and sunflower) and annual forages (forage sorghum and sorghum-Sudangrass) were planted.

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Corn under irrigation

Corn & Soybean 81% Good-Excellent; Maturity near Average September 4, 2018

Both Nebraska's corn and soybean crops are rated 81% good to excellent, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service crop progress and condition report for the week ending September 2.

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Making Silage from Late-Season Hail-Damaged Corn August 29, 2018

For corn growers with cattle or whose neighbors have cattle, making silage from late-season hail-damaged corn can be a good option. Here's what to consider.

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Large round bales of corn residue in the field
Demonstrations of equipment used for baling corn residue will be daily at this year's Husker Harvest Days near Grand Island. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Corn Residue Baling Workshop to be held at Husker Harvest Days August 28, 2018

View daily demonstrations of corn residue baling equipment and get answers to your questions about its use at this year's Husker Harvest Days.

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