Freeze-damaged corn
Figure 1. In 2014 Nebraska experienced widespread frost on May 15 and 17, resulting in plant damage (left) and "buggy-whipping" tissue-wrapping in early planted corn. (Photos by Jenny Rees)

Risk of Freeze Damage in Early Planted Corn

April 14, 2016

With dry conditions the last week and a forecast for rain this weekend, corn planting is progressing rapidly in Nebraska. While warm conditions may persist through April, the potential for freeze risk can still be high when early-planted corn emerges.

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Preseason Field Check of Planting Equipment

April 8, 2016

As you wait to start planting, take time now to check on how well your planter will perform in the field. As with any piece of equipment, the operator’s manual is the starting point for the initial settings and adjustments. Recommendations and trouble-shooting tips are available in the manual and from others who own and operate similar equipment.

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USDA: Nebraska Corn Acres up 3%; Soybeans Unchanged

March 31, 2016

Nebraska corn growers intend to plant 9.70 million acres this year, up 3% from 2015, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nationally, corn planted area for all purposes is estimated to be 93.6 million acres in 2016, up 6% from last year.

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Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research

January 20, 2016
Variable rate seeding, seed treatments, cover crops, and fungicide applications are among the research topics to be presented at the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network programs this February. Growers will share results from the on-farm research they conducted in 2015 in field-length, replicated treatment comparisons.

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