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CW Podcast: Late-Maturing Crops and Insects

September 13, 2019
In this month’s CropWatch Podcast Extension Educator Michael Sindelar is joined by entomologist Robert Wright to discuss insect issues in late maturing corn and soybeans.

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Freeze Risk Shifts from August Report

September 12, 2019
Climatologist Al Dutcher looks at freeze risks for various sites, maturities and planting dates for corn. In some areas slightly warmer-than-normal August temperatures reduced freeze risk while in others, conditions were cooler than normal.

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USDA Forecasts Record Nebraska Corn Harvest

September 12, 2019
Based on September 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2019 corn crop is forecast at a record 1.79 billion bushels, up slightly from last year's production. Soybean production is forecast at 287 million bushels, down 14% from last year. See forecasts for sorghum, surgar beets and dry beans too.

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Fall Freeze Risk as of early September (Table 1)

September 10, 2019
Table 1. The odds (%) of an early fall hard freeze (28°F or less), calculated using 2019 GDD accumulations from emergence to August 31 and applying 1981-2010 GDD accumulations from September 1 to the average first hard freeze date. The table (stacked in two parts) shows the odds for four emergence dates.

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Corn and Soybean Condition Steady; Dry Bean Drops

August 29, 2019

For the week ending August 18, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following crop condition and progress:

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Field of wheat in the Nebraska Panhandle

UNL-TAPS Expanding To Include Winter Wheat Competition in the Panhandle

August 28, 2019
Winter wheat production is being added to the slate of UNL-TAPS contests for the next year. The competition will debut at a kickoff meeting Friday, September 6, at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney.

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Map showing likelihood of yield deviation from the long-term average yield potential for irrigated corn sites in Nebraska and Kansas.

2019 Corn Yield Forecasts as of August 21

August 22, 2019
There is a high probability of near- or above-average yields at all but two of the 37 locations studied. Corn has reached dough stage at most locations, except for irrigated corn in western and north-central Nebraska, northern North Dakota and Minnesota, and the eastern fringe of the region (Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio).

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Data for Forecasted Corn Yields as of August 21, 2019

August 22, 2019

Table 1. Data from simulations of 2019 end-of-season corn yield potential and real-time crop stage performed on August 21. (Full story at https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/2019-corn-yield-forecasts-august-21).

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