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Pre-Harvest Marketing Non-Irrigated Corn February 13, 2018

A pre-harvest marketing plan for non-irrigated corn coupled with a revenue protection crop insurance policy may provide an opportunity to lock in prices above expected breakeven. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages.

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Market Journal: Corn-Soybean Market Demands & Corn Seeding Rates February 9, 2018

This week's Market Journal looks at demand prospects for U.S. corn and soybeans, corn seeding rates, prospects for the 2018 farm bill, and the forecast for the coming week.

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First portion of the Handy Bt Trait Table

Handy Bt Trait Table Updated for 2018 Corn January 31, 2018

The Handy Bt Trait Table, which lists the types of Bt hybrids present for all commercialized corn, has been updated for 2018. Now in its 15th year, the table has become the standard authoritative reference to Bt toxins in corn.

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Cover crop plots
Figure 1. Cover crops planted into research plots for the 2017 Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics.

Nebraska Cover Crop Conference Feb. 15 for Corn, Soybean Growers January 26, 2018

Cover crops offer many benefits, such as improved soil heath and reduced erosion. The challenges lie in the details, including what cover crops to use and how to use them. The Feb. 15 Nebraska Cover Crop Conference tackles these topics for growers using a corn/soybean rotation.

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Improve Your Grain Marketing at Winter Workshops January 26, 2018

Learn how to protect your farm operation from adverse market movements at one of the Nebraska Extension Grain Marketing Workshops being held this winter. The sessions are designed to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low grain prices.

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Figure 1. Youth attending the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge banquet were recognized for their efforts throughout the 2017 crop season to test corn production practices in science-based field trials. (Back Row L-R: Isaac Stromberg, Kade Stromberg, Juliana Loudon, Korbin Kudera, Hayden Beccard, Levi Schiller, James Rolf. Front Row L-R: Gavin Nelson, Rylan Nelson, Nolan Beccard, Landon Hasenkamp and Payton Schiller.) (Photos by Brandy VanDeWalle)
Figure 1. Youth attending the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge banquet were recognized for their efforts throughout the 2017 crop season to test corn production practices in science-based field trials. (Back Row L-R: Isaac Stromberg, Kade Stromberg, Juliana Loudon, Korbin Kudera, Hayden Beccard, Levi Schiller, James Rolf. Front Row L-R: Gavin Nelson, Rylan Nelson, Nolan Beccard, Landon Hasenkamp and Payton Schiller.) (Photos by Brandy VanDeWalle)

Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Tests Range of Practices January 22, 2018

Winners of the 2017 Innovative Youth Corn Challenge were recently recognized at the annual banquet. Through the contest, youth groups theorize the effect of changing a corn production practice and then test it, using science-based research methods.

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Nebraska Corn Expo promotion

Stalk Lodging, Cover Crops Among Topics at Fremont Corn Expo Jan 4 December 15, 2017

The 2018 Fremont Corn Expo will take a closer look at key issues for Nebraska corn farmers, including stalk lodging, cover crops, market analysis, the weather outlook for 2018, and new grain bin technology. The event will be Jan. 4 at the Christensen Field in Fremont.

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Figure 1. Based corn stalk residue.
Figure 1. Where moisture is not limited, research shows that removing some corn residue from a field may benefit yield in the following crop. However, if residue is removed for more than three years, research showed longer term impacts to the soil.

Crop Residue Removal: Impacts on Yield December 8, 2017

A review of multiple research studies indicates that where moisture is not limited, residue removal can result in no yield reduction to yield increases for the subsequent crop. However, long-term residue removal has been shown to affect other production factors and it's recommended that even in minimal erosion areas, removing residue does impact other production factors and it's recommended that 2.4 tons/acre of residue be left in the field.

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