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Grasshopper in pasture
With grasshopper populations flourishing in dry conditions statewide, the reduced agent/area treatment can be an effective control technique for pastures and rangeland.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Harvesting Drought-stressed Corn and Milo, Controlling Grasshoppers

August 2, 2022
Considerations for harvesting drought-stressed corn or milo, grasshopper control in pastures and rangeland, and taking inventory of fall/winter feed and hay.

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Bioprocessing facility
The POET Bioprocessing facility near Fairmont, Nebraska. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Ethanol Board)

Study Shows Nebraska’s Ethanol Industry Continues to Expand

July 28, 2022
Producing over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, Nebraska continues to rank as the second-largest ethanol-producing state in the nation.

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Corn plant

Crop Progress: Nebraska Crop Conditions Take Slight Downturn

July 27, 2022
Hot, dry conditions led to a minor decrease in crop health last week in Nebraska, and winter wheat harvest neared the finish line.

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Spider mite damage to soybean leaves.
Spider mite damage to soybean leaves.

Identifying Spider Mite Damage and the Species Responsible

July 26, 2022
With growing reports of spider mites damaging corn and soybeans in Nebraska, it's important to check leaves closely, as many other crop issues can cause similar discoloration.

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Twospotted spider mites on leaf
Figure 1. Twospotted spider mites. Almost microscopic in size, the spider mites may be imperceptible on a leaf, but become more visible against its silk-like webs. (Photos by Jim Kalisch)

Managing Spider Mites in Corn and Soybean

July 26, 2022
Recommendations for managing spider mites in corn and soybean, including treatment thresholds and insecticides, as well as discussions on the potential impact of beneficial insects, diseases and insecticide applications.

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Corn silage

Drought-stressed Corn: A Feed Opportunity

July 22, 2022
When harvesting drought-stressed corn to feed, there are several cautionary factors to consider as well as several options for feeding, baling, or grazing it.

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Corn yield forecast map 2022

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts as of July 19

July 20, 2022
Although it is still too early to make strong inferences about end-of-season yields for irrigated corn, there is a relatively high probability for near-average yields for a majority of sites.

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Corn plant

Crop Progress: Conditions Unchanged as Corn, Soybeans Maturing at Average Pace

July 19, 2022
Though oat harvest is running behind, all Nebraska crop conditions continue to remain steady, with corn and soybeans entering reproductive growth stages.

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