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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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Corn and Soybean Planting Considerations for 2020

April 22, 2020
Everything we do at planting sets the stage for the rest of the year. With tight economics, it’s important to make wise decisions with the factors we can control during planting season.

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Streaming On-Farm Research Offers Live, Timely Results from Research Studies

April 9, 2020
New for the 2020 growing season, Nebraska Extension presents “Streaming On-Farm Research,” a series of short live webinars for farmers and ag professionals. These events will occur weekly, on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Sessions will be 30 minutes, featuring 15 minutes of presentation, and 15 minutes of Q&A.

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Corn and soybean strip plots
Figure 1. Corn and soybean strip plots at South Central Agricultural Laboratory (SCAL) near Clay Center, Nebraska, 2019. Photo by Osler Ortez.

Yield Penalties for continuous Corn and Soybean in the Midwest, US

April 8, 2020
Soybean and corn are the most commonly rotated crops in the Midwest, United States. Rotation benefits are well documented for both crops.

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How Previous Year's Soybean Herbicides Can Affect Planting of Corn, Sweet Corn, and Popcorn This Year

April 7, 2020
While corn growers are getting ready for planting in 2020, it is important to pay attention to the planting interval of corn to herbicides applied the previous year in soybean.

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