Dipak Santra holding field peas

2021 Pea Variety Trial Results Available Online

February 10, 2022
Pea variety trials were conducted at three dryland sites in the Panhandle and southwest Nebraska — Box Butte County (19 varieties), Cheyenne County (19 varieties) and Perkins County (25 varieties) — plus two irrigated trials in Scottsbluff and Cheyenne County.

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Dry edible beans

2022 Dry Edible Bean Day Set for Feb. 8 at Gering Civic Center, Zoom Option

January 27, 2022
The 2022 program will feature information on dry bean revenue insurance, irrigation water outlook and discussion of on-farm research with UNL specialists, with in-person and virtual attendance options.

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Aerial view of corn field

Nebraska 2021 Annual Crop Production Summary

January 20, 2022
USDA NASS estimated 2021 Nebraska grain corn production at a 4% increase from 2020, and soybean production at a 17% increase. See all crop production estimates for 2021 in this report.

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Dry bean field collage
Dry Bean Breeding Specialist Carlos Urrea and his crew worked both outside and indoors to carry out variety trials in 2021. (Left photo) Barbara Pieper (foreground), Aymslee Mathis and Karrisa Neal, summer interns, at work in the greenhouse scouting and clipping young bean plants. (Right photo) Urrea checks variety plots at the Mitchell Ag Lab in mid-summer 2021.

2021 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Trial Results Available

January 6, 2022
Results of the 2021 variety trials for dry edible beans conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center are now available on CropWatch.

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Palmer amaranth in dry beans

Impact and Seed Production of Palmer Amaranth in Dry Beans

January 4, 2022
Results of a 2020-21 study investigating the impact of uncontrolled Palmer amaranth in dry beans. Using pinto beans, researchers were able to pinpoint yield loss and potential seed production of Palmer amaranth.

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Harvesting soybeans

Crop Progress: Soybean Harvest at 91%

November 3, 2021
For the week ending Oct. 31, 2021, corn harvest was at 72%, soybean harvest, 91%, and sorghum, 78%.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Harvest 2021 Continues Ahead of Average

October 26, 2021
For the week ending Oct. 24, 2021, harvest for corn, soybeans and sorghum continued ahead of schedule compared to average rate of recent years.

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Wheat plant

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Planting Nearly Finished

October 19, 2021
As of Oct. 17, winter wheat planted was 93% — maintaining the same pace as last year's planting. Winter wheat emerged was 76%, which is slightly ahead of the 2020 growing season.

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