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Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetles Emerging; Scout Corn and Soybean Fields

June 23, 2020
Japanese beetle adults are beginning to emerge in eastern Nebraska corn and soybeans, as well as landscape trees and shrubs. They will continue to emerge for the next few weeks. This story includes a guide for estimating total defoliation from multiple insects to determine need for treatment in soybean.

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Youth Crop Scouting Competition - Connecting Youth with Crops

June 19, 2020
Nebraska Extension is pleased to present the 6th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops have the opportunity to learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles.

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Center pivot irrigation system watering a field

Vegetative Growth Stage Irrigation, Is It Needed This Year?

June 19, 2020
Research conducted by the University of Nebraska and elsewhere shows that corn is relatively drought tolerant during the vegetative period, but very sensitive to water stress during silking through early grain fill.

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western bean cutworm larvae

Western Bean Cutworm Flight Predictions for 2020

June 17, 2020
The growth stage of corn during WBC flight is critical as moths prefer to lay their eggs on corn plants between the late whorl to early tassel stage. Survival of young WBC larvae is highest if they can feed on newly emerged tassel prior to moving into the ears.

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Nebraska Crop Progress Report for June 15

June 16, 2020
Corn is progressing well with 81% rated good or excellent, down slightly from last week. Soybeans are 94% emerged and rated 78% good or excellent, also down slightly from last week. Winter Wheat heading is 85%, which is slightly behind the five-year average. Sorghum is 97% planted and starting to head.

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early season damaged soybeans showing regrowth

Resources for Early-Season Crop Damage

June 12, 2020
With crop damage occurring in the forms of hail, wind and flooding early in this growing season, the following are resources that can help you in making decisions.

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USDA Crop Progress Report, June 8

June 8, 2020
As of Sunday, June 7, most of Nebraska’s corn and soybeans have emerged and are rated 83% and 82% good to excellent respectively. Winter wheat was 67% headed which is behind the five year average. Sorghum planting is well ahead of average and rated 90% good to excellent.

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Arrested ears with a ‘primordial tip’ due to pesticide application + NIS prior to tassel

Corn Ear Development Impacts from Post-emergence Pesticide Applications

June 4, 2020
Corn ear abnormalities have been noted the past few years. Tracing back the information on various field calls often pointed to a misunderstanding of proper growth stages when making post-emergence herbicide applications in addition to pre-tassel fungicide and insecticide applications.

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