Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Corn Harvest Reaches 90%, Soybean Harvest Finished

November 8, 2022
While soybean harvest officially wrapped up as of Nov. 6, corn harvest was at 90% and sorghum was 87%.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Harvested Corn at 80%, Soybeans at 97%

November 2, 2022
As of Oct. 30, dry edible bean harvest was complete, corn harvest was at 80% and winter wheat emerged was 94%.

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Fire damaged corn field
A corn field affected by fire during the 2022 harvest season in Cedar County. (Photo by Mitiku Mamo)

FAQ for Fire Damage to Unharvested Crops and Harvested Ground

October 28, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators share recommendations for crops impacted by fire damage, highlighting grain and feed options for unharvested corn, what to expect of soil nutrient loss and techniques to avoid soil erosion.

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Soybean harvest

Crop Progress: Soybean, Dry Bean Harvest Nearly Finished

October 27, 2022
As of Oct. 23, soybean harvest was at 93%, well ahead of both last year and the five-year average. Dry edible beans and winter wheat are also nearly finished with harvest, while corn and sorghum are now over 50% done.

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Grain silos
Conditioning of soybeans occurs the fastest when the airflow rate is high and the air is warm and humid.

Considerations When Conditioning Too-dry Soybeans

October 27, 2022
Insights on the process of conditioning low-moisture soybeans while avoiding damage to grain bins, with respect to cost-effectiveness.

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Corn in bin
Anytime corn is cooled in a bin, there will be a minor reduction in moisture; however, the temperature of the corn will change many times faster than any moisture content change.

Cooling Low-moisture Corn in Bins

October 25, 2022
With a higher prevalence of low-moisture corn this harvest season due to drought, Nebraska Extension shares recommendations on how to avoid additional moisture loss while cooling the grain.

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Dry bean harvest
Dry bean harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle using a conventional combine. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Dry Bean Harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle

October 20, 2022
So far this harvest season, dry beans are yielding 39 bushels per acre, a slight decrease from previous years.

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Fall rain on farm

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Oct. 18, 2022

October 20, 2022
Though the weather allowed for robust harvest efforts last week, eastern Nebraska may experience interruptions early next week due to a precipitation event anticipated to begin around Oct. 23.

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