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barbel ear and short husk deformations in corn

Planting Date Impact on Corn Growth and Ear Issues

May 14, 2020
Despite the above-average yields in recent years, there has been reports of ear formation issues in corn that ranged from sites in the Texas Panhandle, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois. Does planting date play a role?

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emerging corn showing varying degrees of frost damage

Evaluating Freeze and Chilling Injury in Corn and Soybeans

May 13, 2020
The weather took a turn to the cold side over the last week. Across Nebraska, lows at or below 32°F were recorded. Clear conditions coupled with these temperatures favor frost formation especially in low lying areas. So, what does this mean for our crops?

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cutworm caterpillar

Scout Emerging Corn for Insects; Don’t Assume Protection

May 13, 2020
As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs, or other insects.

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Nebraska Corn and Soybean Planting Ahead of Averages

May 12, 2020
As of Sunday, May 10, Nebraska Corn planted was 79%, well ahead of 43% last year, and ahead of 60% for the five-year average, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Emerged was 30%, well ahead of 7% last year, and ahead of 18% average.

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USDA NASS: Corn Planting at 61%, Soybean at 32%

May 5, 2020
Approximately 61% of the state’s corn was planted as of Sunday, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is well ahead of 30% last year and 38% for the five-year average. Emerged was 9%, ahead of 1% last year, and near the average of 5%.

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Nebraska Extension Brings Introductory Field Scout Training Online May 13

April 30, 2020
The introductory training course is for summer employees working in the agricultural industry, as well as corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests.

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Corn and Soybean Planting Ahead of Average

April 29, 2020
Approximately 20% of Nebraska corn was planted as of Sunday, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is ahead of 12% last year, and near 16% for the five-year average.

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Corn Green Cereal Rye
Corn planted into green cereal rye in 2020.

Considerations when Planting Green

April 24, 2020
Growers that switched to planting green, say it was much easier to plant compared with planting into the decomposing-dying cover. In spite of these observations, planting green is not for everyone and one needs to assess the risk of doing so.

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