Palmer amaranth in soybean field

Harvest Aid Herbicide Options in Soybean

September 17, 2020
As we get close to soybean harvest, some herbicides can be applied as harvest aids (desiccant) to desiccate weeds and improve harvest operation. While weeds can interfere with harvest equipment, some producers see the benefit of a harvest aid in creating a more rapid and efficient harvest.

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Drooping Corn Ears Across Nebraska

September 3, 2020
Across Nebraska, our crops continue to mature as we rapidly move towards harvest 2020, however, when scouting you may start to see more ears that have prematurely drooped. What is causing this phenomenon in our corn? And what does this mean for yield in those fields affected?

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Plan Harvest to Deliver Soybeans at the Optimum Moisture

September 1, 2020
Most soybeans are harvested and delivered directly to an elevator. Soybeans delivered below or above 13% moisture—the elevator standard—lose potential profit. The economics illustrated here show how harvest timing can affect potential income.

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Drying and Storing Expected High-moisture Corn

October 10, 2019
The corn season started late in many areas and is likely to end early with this weekend's lows. How much dry down can you expect to occur in the field and what are the risks of waiting? These recommendations and an online corn dry down calculator from ISU may help with decision-making.

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After recent rains, water stands in the border of this Filmore County soybean field. While wet conditions across much of the state will complicate harvest, taking steps to avoid compaction can reduce the challenges for future crops. (Photo by Brandy VanDeWalle)
Figure 1. After recent rains, water stands in the border of this Filmore County soybean field. While wet conditions across much of the state will complicate harvest, taking steps to avoid compaction can reduce the challenges for future crops. (Photo by Brandy VanDeWalle)

Avoiding Harvest Compaction in Wet Soils

October 10, 2019
With wet soils in many areas and heavy harvest equipment, compaction is likely to develop, affecting crop growth in coming seasons. Taking these 10 steps can help reduce compaction this harvest.

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Photo of field comparison of soybean planting dates and maturities at different stages.

Projecting Dates for Ending Reproductive Stages of a Soybean Crop Using SoyWater

October 9, 2019
How did the 2019 growing season affect the date of R7 (PM) in soybean varieties differing in MG (1.1 to 4.1) and planting date in eastern Nebraska? Take a look at graphs showing seasonal vegetative (Vn) and reproductive (Rn) development versus calendar date and compare the data with field photos.

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Soybean Harvest at 90%; Corn at 65%

November 5, 2018
By late Sunday, 65% of Nebraska's corn had been harvested, equal to last year, and behind 72% for the five-year average. Soybean harvest was 90% done, near 94% last year, and behind the five-year average of 96%.

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Map indicating end-of-season deviations from average corn yields for select sites in the Corn Belt
Map indicating end-of-season deviations from average corn yields for select sites in the Corn Belt

Oct. 16 Corn Yield Forecast - End of Season Report

October 19, 2018
The end-of-season corn yield report finds that high temperatures during vegetative stages had little impact on forecasted yield potential. This is the final article in the series looking at simulated crop stages and yield forecasts for 41 locations across the US Corn Belt.

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