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Managing and Preparing for Nitrogen Loss

March 24, 2016

Spring is officially here, and with it the uncertainty of spring rains or late snow showers. For many Nebraska farmers, finishing preparation for planting or waiting on the starting line to plant is the number one priority. Nitrogen (N) management may not be the most important thought crossing their minds. But, now is a great time to think about N management for this upcoming season.

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New Corn Herbicides for 2016

March 21, 2016

Several new herbicides have been registered for weed control in corn. These herbicides do not have an active ingredient with a new mode of action, but rather are pre-mixtures of existing herbicides. They can provide excellent weed control if applied according to label directions. A season-long weed management plan should include herbicides with multiple modes of action.

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March 15 Entry Deadline for Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

March 1, 2016
NOTE: The entry deadline for the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge has been extended to March 30, 2016.

Teams of Nebraska youth are invited to enter the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest by March 15.

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Depictions of Palmer amaranth in corn
Figure 1. (L) Palmer amaranth in corn and (R) a Palmer amaranth seedling. A member of the pigweed family, Palmer amaranth is a difficult to control broadleaf made even more difficult by its growing resistance to herbicides, including atrazine and HPPD inhibitors.

Managing Herbicide-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Field Day

July 1, 2015
Learn how to get an edge on managing Palmer amaranth resistant to atrazine and HPPD-inhibitor herbicides Tuesday, Aug. 4 at a Nebraska Extension field day near Shickley.

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Wheat stem maggot in corn
Wheat stem maggot in corn
Corn in flooded soil
Corn in flooded soil

Corn and Soybean Survival in Saturated and Flooded Soils

May 7, 2015
Several factors affect corn and soybean survival in flooded soils at early season growth stages. The oxygen supply in saturated soils becomes depleted within about 48 hours. Cool air temperatures will help increase the possibility of survival, but germinating seed and plants would not be expected to survive more than four days.

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Downed corn leading to harvest complications in 2012

Assessing and Harvesting Downed Corn

October 26, 2012

Also see Robert Klein's photo essay on an operation's effort to harvest downed corn and a related segment on YouTube from the November 2 Market Journal story with Rick Rasby.

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