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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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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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Figure 1. Corn stalk residue with downed ears, baled and ready to use. (Photo by Jenny Rees)
Figure 1. Corn stalk residue with downed ears baled and ready to use. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Corn Stover Removal: Nutrient Value of Stover and Impacts on Soil Properties December 7, 2017

Corn residue has a number of uses and thus its value as well as its impact on other systems may need to be estimated when evaluating post-harvest options. This article looks at how to estimate the nutrient value of the residue and potential impacts to the soil from removing the residue, based on Nebraska research.

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Amelioration Strategies after Corn Residue Removal December 7, 2017

The authors review three research studies on how amelioration practices such as adding cover crops and/or manure may offset any effects of removing crop residue.

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Taking the corn stalk nitrate test in the field
(From left) Rodrigo Werle, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture; Jacob Nickel, irrigation research technician; and Himmy Lo, research assistant in biological systems engineering, perform stalk nitrate sampling on a plot at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. (Daran Rudnick/Biological Systems Engineering)

Competition Allows Ag Producers to Try New Technologies, Methods December 6, 2017

A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln-led partnership is helping agricultural producers explore emerging technologies and identify ways to strengthen profitability without increasing risk during the growing season.

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Corn Harvest Nears Completion; Wheat Condition Good November 20, 2017

Corn harvest was 93% complete as of Sunday and near the five-year average of 95%, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service report for the week ending November 19.

Temperatures averaged near normal across eastern Nebraska, but six to ten degrees above normal in the west. Precipitation was limited, allowing good conditions for harvest.

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