Small Grains

Wheat field

2021 Small Grain County-Level Estimates

December 9, 2021
County-level estimates for 2021 small grain acreage, yield and production are now available through the Quick Stats online database.

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Frost damaged alfalfa
While six weeks before the first frost is traditionally a good method for timing the last cutting of alfalfa, producers can also use growing degree days to formulate a more accurate date.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Winterizing Alfalfa and Grazing Small Grains

October 25, 2021
Extension Educator Ben Beckman reviews his recommendations on winterizing alfalfa using growing degree days, and which small grains to focus grazing on this fall. 

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Winter wheat

2021 Nebraska Small Grain Acreage and Production

October 7, 2021
Winter wheat production is estimated at 41.2 million bushels, up 21% from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Wheat stem in field

USDA NASS to Collect 2021 Small Grain Production and Stocks Data

August 19, 2021
During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will be contacted by USDA NASS for a survey on the 2021 production and supply of small grains — including wheat, oats, barley and rye.

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USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage

July 21, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Nebraska, to collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and yield and production of small grains crops down to the county level.

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Hay meadow

Pasture and Forage Minute: Harvesting Small Grains, Fertilizing Hay Meadows and Selecting Summer Annual Grass

May 13, 2021
A review of strategies for harvesting small grains as hay or silage, plus fertilizing summer hay meadows for extra hay next winter and how to select the right summer annual grasses for your operation. 

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Stripe rust
Figure 1: Stripe rust (Photo by Nathan Mueller)

Track Stripe and Leaf Rust in Winter Wheat Across Nebraska

April 29, 2021
Producers are encouraged to report wheat stripe and leaf rust sightings again this year to help Nebraska Extension continue monitoring movement of these crop diseases throughout the state.

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Prescribed burn image
When preparing for a prescribed burn, remember that warm-season grasses are best burned from mid-April to early May. (Photo by Troy Walz)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Small Grains and Prescribed Burning

March 31, 2021
With the onset of April, Extension experts stress the need for preparing and finalizing your forage grazing and prescribed burning plans.

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