Sawfly traps in field
Sawfly traps without the nets stand in wheat fields at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney. The traps are part of ongoing research on the wheat stem sawfly. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

High Plains Ag Lab Meeting to Focus on Research Updates

February 12, 2024
The Feb. 15 meeting will include updates on HPAL winter wheat fertility research and alternative crops breeding, wheat stem sawfly initiatives, TAPS wheat contest results, commodity marketing, HPAL 2022 crop production review and more.

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Bean plants in greenhouse
Bean plants grow in the UNL Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center’s greenhouse. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Nebraska Dry Bean Day Scheduled for February

January 30, 2024
Register by Feb. 9 to attend the 2024 Nebraska Dry Bean Day, featuring presentations on Nebraska Extension research, ag industry updates, weather impacts on dry bean production this growing season, and more.

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Proso millet and peas side by side
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska 2023 Annual Crop Production Summary

January 18, 2024
Proso millet took the lead for 2023 crop production in Nebraska, increasing 203% over the prior year. Dry edible pea and sorghum estimates also reflect a significant boost in the state's production, increasing 178% and 139%, respectively.

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This Week on N Field: Dry Edible Bean Harvest Methods

November 15, 2023
Learn more about the benefits and process of direct harvesting, a method favored by a growing number of western Nebraska producers for their upright bean varieties.

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Gary Stone kneeling in field counting beans
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone counts bean loss after a combine has passed during harvest of an on-farm research study field in Alliance, Nebraska.

Harvest Brings in Second Year of an On-Farm Research Project

November 2, 2023
An Alliance-based farmer recently finished his second season of research on the harvest management tool Pod Ceal, and his results will be revealed at the annual On-Farm Research Update meetings in early 2024.

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Corn field at harvest
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Dry Bean, Soybean Harvest Nearly Finished in Nebraska

October 30, 2023
USDA estimates as of Oct. 29 place dry edible bean harvest at 97% complete, with soybean harvest following closely behind at 92%. Corn and sorghum harvest were 76% and 69% complete, respectively.

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Corn field at harvest
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Dry Bean Harvest Nearly Done, Soybean at 83%

October 24, 2023
As of Oct. 22, dry bean harvest reached 92% complete in Nebraska, closely followed by soybean at 83% and corn at 62% — all within normal range for late October.

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Corn field at harvest
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Nebraska Harvest on Track Despite Stormy Week

October 17, 2023
Harvest continued at full speed last week despite widespread precipitation in Nebraska, with all crops remaining just near or ahead of average pace.

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