Sorghum

Figure 1. USDA NASS reported June 4 that 95% of the state's soybean crop had been planted and 77% had emerged. (Photo by Todd Whitney)

Crop Conditions: Corn 87% Good-Excellent, Soybean 86% Good-Excellent June 4, 2018

With recent rains, Nebraska's corn and soybean crops were faring well across much of the state. Corn condition was rated 78% good and 9% excellent and soybean was rated 78% good and 8% excellent for the week ending June 3.

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Nebraska Corn Rated 83% Good-Excellent, Wheat at 67% May 29, 2018

With sun and recent rains, Nebraska's corn and soybean crops are faring well and slightly ahead of average crop progress for this point in the season, according to the June 4 report for Nebraska from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Market Journal on WASDE, Soil Sensors, Genetic Improvements in Sorghum April 13, 2018

In one of this week's segments on Market Journal David Holding, assistant professor of plant molecular genetics, provides an overview of new gene editing technology being used to enhance the nutritional value of sorghum and improve the digestibility of proteins.

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On-farm grain bins

USDA: Nebraska Corn Stocks Down, Soybean Stocks Up from 2017 March 30, 2018

Nebraska grain stock reports for corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat as well as national data for corn, soybean and wheat, as reported by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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Soybean and corn fields

Nebraska Prospective Corn Acreage Drops 3%; Soybeans Drop 2% March 29, 2018

Nebraska prospective plantings for 2018 for corn, at 9.3 million acres, are down 3% from 2017. Nebraska soybean prospects, at 5.6 million acres, are down 2% from 2017. Find more prospective plantings at the state and national levels.

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Field of grain sorghum
Field of grain sorghum

2017 Sorghum Variety Trial Data Reported February 23, 2018

The Nebraska Sorghum Board and Nebraska Sorghum Growers report 2017 variety trial results from three non-irrigated and one irrigated site.

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Sweet sorghum
Researchers have identified the sweet sorghum as a potential ethanol feedstock crop on non-irrigated farmland in western Nebraska. (Craig Chandler)

Researchers Explore Economic Potential for Sweet Sorghum in Dryland Production January 25, 2018

One University team is exploring sweet sorghum ethanol as a future income source for dryland agriculture in western Nebraska, while another is looking at how to improve sorghum yields to make it a more sustainable source for biofuel production.

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Field of grain sorghum

Nebraska Sorghum Symposium Jan. 18 in Curtis December 13, 2017

The Nebraska Sorghum Symposium offers timely and useful information to help sorghum farmers make confident, informed production and management decisions for their 2018 crop.

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