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Figure 1. Palmer amaranth curling within a week of spraying a postemergence dicamba product to corn. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Considerations for Postemergence Dicamba-based Herbicide Applications to Corn May 31, 2018

With postemergence herbicide applications occurring to corn, consider these best management practices to improve results and reduce the potential for off-target injury from your dicamba application.

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Volunteer corn in corn
Figure 1. Volunteer corn was so thick in this field, it's difficult to differtiate it from this year's rows. Downed corn after heavy storms early last fall is leading to widespread problems with volunteer corn in corn and soybeans. (See related stories in this week's CropWatch.) (Photo by Ron Seymour)

Extension Educator Crop Reports May 29, 2018

Extension educators report on crop progress in their areas.

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Nebraska Corn Rated 83% Good-Excellent, Wheat at 67% May 29, 2018

With sun and recent rains, Nebraska's corn and soybean crops are faring well and slightly ahead of average crop progress for this point in the season, according to the June 4 report for Nebraska from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Early planted corn field in the Platte River Valley near Fremont

Half of Nebraska's Corn Crop is Up, 25% of Soybean May 21, 2018

Corn planting in Nebraska was 88% complete Monday, equal to the five-year average, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. More than half the crop had emerged, slightly ahead of average. Soybean planting was 68% done, ahead of the 51% average.

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Corn plant damaged by wind May 10.
Figure 1. Corn plant with first leaf completely damaged, second leaf partially damaged, and tip of third leaf – the part exposed to the wind – partially damaged. Photo taken in eastern Clay County, May 15. Corn damaged by dust storm on May 10.

Assessing Effects of Recent Dust Storm on Emerged Corn May 17, 2018

This week several corn fields in south central Nebraska were surveyed to assess damage and longer term effects on stands after last week's high winds and resulting dust storms. While many plants were seriously injured, many would be expected to recover.

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wireworm

Scout Emerging Corn for Insects; Don't Take Protection for Granted May 16, 2018

As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs or wheat stem maggot. Seed treatments provide some protection, but can be overwhelmed in some circumstances, allowing losses.

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WInd-damaged corn plant

Crop Reports from Extension Educators May 16, 2018

Field reports from Nebraska Extension educators and specialists across the state.

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USDA: 72% of Nebraska Corn, 41% of Soybeans Planted May 14, 2018

Corn planting was 72% done, near last year's 74% and the five-year average of 70%; By Sunday, May 13, 26% had emerged, near 28% last year and the average of 25%, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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