Crop Production Clinic Proceedings 2019

Routes of nitrogen loss in the soil

Nitrogen Inhibitors for Improved Fertilizer Use Efficiency

January 14, 2019
This article looks at how some nitrogen inhibitors temporarily reduce populations of Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter bacteria, the soil bacteria responsible for converting ammonium to nitrite and nitrite to nitrate as well as what to look for in product claims.

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Trial studying efficacy of products on Palmer amaranth

Palmer Amaranth Control in Dry Bean

January 14, 2019
Residual herbicides applied at or before planting are critically important to controlling emerged Palmer amaranth in dry bean. Research at the Panhandle REC assessed the efficacy of PRE and pre-plant incorporated (PPI) residual herbicide programs.

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Bacterial leaf streak in wheat

Wheat Disease Update: Bacterial Streak and Black Chaff

January 10, 2019
In this article from the Proceedings of the 2019 Crop Production Clinics the author reviews disease impacts in wheat, particularly bacterial streak, also known as black chaff.

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Map of bacterial leaf streak distribution in Nebraska

Corn Disease Update

January 9, 2019

The 2018 crop season got off to a slow start with cold, wet conditions delaying planting in much of the state. Some seedling diseases developed in early planted corn, but with ample heat units the corn caught up quickly and most of the crop finished ahead of schedule. High relative humidity and rainfall drove the development of several leaf diseases mid-season.

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KC Federal Reserve Chart of farm loan volume by purpose for the third quarter of 2018.

Nebraska Cropland Rental Rates and Financial Trends 2019

January 9, 2019
Nebraska producers will face challenging margins on crops produced in 2019. This article, part of the 2019 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings, covers current trends in cash rental rates and outlines financial considerations for the upcoming production year.

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Chart of corn prices, PLC, and ARC price protection from 2004 and projected through 2022

Farm Programs, Payments, and Prospects

January 9, 2019
Barring significant market recovery or further trade assistance, producers will be managing for relatively low market prices and relatively little farm program support in 2019. This article from the 2019 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings outlines what to expect.

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Double cropping trial near Mead

Double Cropping Field Peas with Cover Crops, Forages, and Short-Season Crops

January 9, 2019

Farmers throughout the Corn Belt may want to consider diversifying traditional corn and soybean rotations to increase agronomic sustainability and to spread financial risks associated with low market prices of corn and soybean. An alternative is a more diverse crop rotation using field pea (short-season grain crop) followed by cover crops, forages, or short-season crops (Figure 1).

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Hairy vetch cover crop

Impact of Cover Crop Management on Rainfed Corn Production in Western Nebraska

January 9, 2019
Researchers report their findings from a one-year cover crop study at two sites in western Nebraska to study the impact of planting and termination dates and cover crop species selection. This article is part of the Crop Production Clinic Proceedings 2019.

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