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yield forecast network of sites across the upper midwest

2020 Corn Yield Forecasts: Approach and Interpretation of Results

July 9, 2020
The Yield Forecasting Center (YFC) will provide real-time information on corn phenology and forecasts of corn yield potential every three weeks, starting in mid-July, to aid growers and ag industry in making management, logistics, and marketing decisions through the 2020 season.

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western bean cutworm moth

Scouting and Treatment Recommendations for Western Bean Cutworm

July 8, 2020
The first western bean cutworm moths were captured in University of Nebraska-Lincoln black light traps June 23 at North Platte, June 26 at Clay Center, and July 7 at Scottsbluff.

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Western corn rootworm beetle feeding on a leaf of corn

Western Corn Rootworm Beetles Emerging, Time to Scout

July 7, 2020
Western corn rootworm beetles began emerging in southeast and south central Nebraska at the end of June. Beetles emerge somewhat later in northeastern and western Nebraska.

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USDA Crop Progress Report for July 6

July 6, 2020
Corn progress is running behind normal, soybean progress continues to be ahead of normal, and crop condition for both continue mostly good to excellent, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service July 6 report for Nebraska.

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Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetles Emerging; Scout Corn and Soybean Fields

June 23, 2020
Japanese beetle adults are beginning to emerge in eastern Nebraska corn and soybeans, as well as landscape trees and shrubs. They will continue to emerge for the next few weeks. This story includes a guide for estimating total defoliation from multiple insects to determine need for treatment in soybean.

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Center pivot irrigation system watering a field

Vegetative Growth Stage Irrigation, Is It Needed This Year?

June 19, 2020
Research conducted by the University of Nebraska and elsewhere shows that corn is relatively drought tolerant during the vegetative period, but very sensitive to water stress during silking through early grain fill.

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Youth Crop Scouting Competition - Connecting Youth with Crops

June 19, 2020
Nebraska Extension is pleased to present the 6th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops have the opportunity to learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles.

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western bean cutworm larvae

Western Bean Cutworm Flight Predictions for 2020

June 17, 2020
The growth stage of corn during WBC flight is critical as moths prefer to lay their eggs on corn plants between the late whorl to early tassel stage. Survival of young WBC larvae is highest if they can feed on newly emerged tassel prior to moving into the ears.

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