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

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat at 50% Good-Excellent Condition

November 6, 2023
As of Nov. 5, Nebraska winter wheat was in 50% good to excellent condition. Soybean harvest only progressed 3% from the prior week, ending the week at 95% complete.

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Stacked hay bales
Quality hay probes and good sampling techniques are important factors for accurate hay test results and will help producers save money on supplemental feed during the winter.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Winter Grazing Pastures and Hay Testing

November 2, 2023
Extension educators review considerations for managing livestock nutrition during the winter, from grazing pastures to feeding quality hay.

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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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Cattle grazing corn residue
Sorghum stems are a little higher in quality than the corn stem, but care is still needed if cows are forced to graze the lower stems due to the potential of prussic acid toxicity immediately following a frost.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Grain Sorghum Stover and Corn Residue

October 26, 2023
A review of the pros and cons of grazing sorghum and corn residue, and how to maximize the nutritional benefits of each.

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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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Irrigating alfalfa field during autumn
For irrigated alfalfa, targeted fall irrigation may help the long-term strength of the stand, as well as refill soil profiles that were depleted during the summer.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing and Fall Irrigation of Alfalfa

October 18, 2023
The pros and cons of grazing fall alfalfa, and capturing the benefits of targeted fall alfalfa irrigation after a dry year. 

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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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Cattle grazing pasture
Cattle graze in tall grasses. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Grass and Grazing Webinar Series Scheduled in October and November

October 12, 2023
The webinar series will cover topics of grass species selection, calculating stocking rates, developing grazing plans, understanding insurance as a drought risk management tool, and more.

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