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Spores of Exserohilum turcicum

July 2020 Disease Reports from the UNL Diagnostic Clinic

July 16, 2020
Diseases in corn, soybean, and wheat have been confirmed in parts of the state based on samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic from July 1 through July 15.

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corn ear silk

Silk and Tassel Development in Corn

July 15, 2020
Silks and tassels are emerging and the smell of pollen is in the air in fields throughout the State! Two recent articles from Dr. Bob Nielsen, Purdue University, may be helpful for a refresher and also to learn something new regarding silk and tassel development and pollination.

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Corn, Soybean Progress Ahead of Last Year

July 14, 2020
Corn is rated 70% good to excellent and progressing ahead of last year but behind the five-year average. Soybean is rated 73% good to excellent and is progressing ahead of both last year and the five-year average. Winter wheat harvest is ahead of previous years with 50% complete.

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Ecofallow system - corn planted in wheat stubble

Increase Dryland Corn or Grain Sorghum Yields by 35 Bushel per Acre by Controlling Weeds in Wheat Stubble

July 10, 2020
Research indicates that 3 inches of water are saved in the soil profile when weeds are controlled in a timely manner after the winter wheat harvest. Each inch of soil water increases the yield of corn or grain sorghum by approximately 12 bushels.

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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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