Crop Production Clinic Proceedings 2019

Over a Half Century of Trying to Solve Weed Management Challenges January 9, 2019

Emeritus Extension Professor Bob Klein discusses the evolution of weed management systems during his career as a university weeds specialist.

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Field of cover crops

Native Warm-Season Grass Management and Planting Decisions for Alternative Forages January 9, 2019

One of the most important drivers of productivity and cost effectiveness of annual forages is planting date. Having realistic planting date expectations is one key to proper species selection.

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Welcome to the 12th Annual Crop Production Clinics January 9, 2019

As we look forward to the 2019 growing season I hope you find relevant, timely information to benefit you whatever your role in agriculture, as a farmer, crop consultant, pesticide applicator, or agriculture industry professional.

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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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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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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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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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