Joe Louis
Joe Louis, Harold and Esther Edgerton assistant professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has earned a five-year, $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation. (Jeff Wilkerson, UNL Research and Economic Development)

Study of Sorghum's Defense Against Sugarcane Aphid Nets NSF Award

April 19, 2019
Sorghum, one of the top five cereal crops in the world, is now battling a devastating insect pest, the sugarcane aphid, in the US. Joe Louis, a UNL entomology researcher, has just received a $1.5 million NSF grant to investigate how to help sorghum naturally resist the aphid.

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Eco-Drip of Hastings donated and installed a subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system for a TAPS Farm Management Competition at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.
Eco-Drip of Hastings donated and installed a subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system for a TAPS Farm Management Competition at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.

UNL-TAPS to Kick Off 2019 Competition Featuring Subsurface Drip Irrigation

February 22, 2019
The 2019 TAPS farm management competition will start Tuesday, March 12 with a meeting at the Bayer Crop Science Water Utilization Learning Center in Gothenburg. Potential UNL-TAPS participants can learn more about subsurface drip irrigation, as well as contest details.

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USDA Reports NE Corn and Soybean Production Hit Record Highs

February 8, 2019
Corn for grain production and soybean set record highs in 2018, according to the end-of-year report from USDA. See how all major crops in Nebraska fared.

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Grain sorghum

2019 Sorghum Symposium Jan. 24

December 19, 2018
This farmer-focused educational program will provide timely information to help sorghum farmers make confident, informed production and management decisions for the 2019 cropping season.

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Harvest 2018 Nears the Goal Line

November 27, 2018
As of Nov. 25, corn harvest was 94% done and sorghum harvest was 95% done, both near last year and the average of the last five years.

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USDA NASS graph of annual US corn yields from 1998-2018

USDA Forecasts Record Nebraska Corn and Soybean Yield and Production

November 8, 2018
Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 corn crop is forecast at 1.80 billion bushels, up 7% from last year's production. Soybean production is forecast at 345 million bushels, up 6% from last year.

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Harvest

Soybean Harvest at 90%; Corn at 65%

November 5, 2018
By late Sunday, 65% of Nebraska's corn had been harvested, equal to last year, and behind 72% for the five-year average. Soybean harvest was 90% done, near 94% last year, and behind the five-year average of 96%.

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Composite photo of corn, soybean, and sorghum plants at harvest

USDA Forecast Drops NE Corn Production, Ups Soybean Production

October 11, 2018
Based on October 1 conditions the USDA NASS Crop Production Report still forecasts record yield and production numbers for corn and soybean in Nebraska.

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