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Frost damaged soybeans
Heavy residue area with frost-damaged soybean plants. Several rows impacted like this make replant decisions more difficult as often what is seen is the entire length of the field isn’t impacted, just areas of several rows with heavier residue. At first glance, these plants may all seem dead, but it’s been interesting to see what may be surviving when the residue is pulled back. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Assessing Plant Recovery and Replant Considerations

May 27, 2022
Nebraska Extension recommendations on evaluating fields that were affected by crusting, hail, wind and frost damage this past week in order to make plant recovery or replant decisions.

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Corn seedling
Figure 1. Seedling with post-emergence damping off (left) next to a healthy seedling. (Photo by Tamra Jackson-Ziems)

Conditions Favor Seedling Diseases in Early Planted Corn and Soybeans

May 25, 2022
As heavy rains and cool soils continue during early plant development, be sure to monitor seedling emergence and stand establishment to detect diseases as early as possible.

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Makovicka family
(From left) Ron, Justin, Oliver and Brad Makovicka.

Farmer Focus: Growers Evaluate Xyway™ LFR® Fungicide as an Alternative to Aerial Applications

May 25, 2022
Results of eight Nebraska on-farm research trials on using Xyway™ LFR® as an alternative to mid-season foliar fungicide applications, particularly where aerial applications are restricted or infeasible.

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Soybean plant emerging

Crop Progress: Corn Planting at 85%, Dry Edible Bean Planting Begins

May 23, 2022
Nebraska producers made significant gains in planting last week, with nearly a fourth of the total estimated corn acreage and another 28% of soybeans finished.

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Soybean field

Crop Progress: Corn Planting Makes Slight Gain, Soybeans Fall Further Behind 2021 Pace

May 18, 2022
While corn planting made a 6% improvement over last week, soybean planting fell behind another 9% in comparison to last year's pace in May.

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cutworm caterpillar

Scout Emerging Corn for Insects; Don’t Assume Protection

May 11, 2022
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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Soybean field

Crop Progress: Soil Moisture Rebounds as Planting Fully Underway

May 11, 2022
As of May 8, Nebraska farmers had begun planting sorghum, and soil moisture supplies were significantly improved by widespread precipitation events.

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Soybean field

Crop Progress: Corn Planting Lags Compared to 2021

May 3, 2022
Corn planting is 9% behind 2021's pace as of May 1, but soybean planting is averaging the same as prior years at 19% complete.

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