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NDA Dicamba Update: Registration and Use on Soybeans in 2018 January 11, 2018

Dicamba registration might be the biggest issue the Nebraska Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program has faced since the program began in 1994, writes Tim Creger, NDA pesticide/fertilizer program manager. He discusses the issues and concerns that need to be fully understood for everyone to move into the 2018 growing season with their eyes wide open.

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Dicamba injury at various growth stages
Dicamba injury at various growth stages

Research on the Impact of Dicamba Micro-Rates on Non Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans January 10, 2018

Research at the university's Haskell Ag Lab at Concord in 2016 and 2017 studied the effects of microrates of two dicamba products applied at one of three soybean growth stages. The trials showed that non-dicamba tolerant soybeans were sensitive to even very low micro-rates of Engenia and XtendiMax; response varied according to amount and growth stage, with exposure at later stages having less effect.

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New Extension Training Available for Applicators of RUP Dicamba January 10, 2018

Online training is available for Nebraska applicators who plan to use new restricted use pesticide (RUP) dicamba products in 2018. Nebraska Extension, working with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, developed the core curriculum, which is also being used for training at Crop Production Clinics and some in-person training sites.

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Market Journal Looks at Market Response to USDA Crop Report November 17, 2017

This week's Market Journal looks at how to select for Bt traits to protect corn from insects, the corn and soybean markets, how La Niña could impact weather conditions in the US and South America, and this week's forecast.

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Grower examining a new sprayer at the Soybean Day and Machinery Expo
Growers can get the latest research updates for soybeans and view machinery and commercial exhibits at the Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Thursday, Dec. 14.

Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 14 November 17, 2017

Dicamba issues and recommendations for achieving more precise herbicide applications are among the timely pest management and production topics slated for this year's Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo December 14 in Wahoo.

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Quality SCN Samples are Part Science, Part Art November 9, 2017

Taking quality soil samples to test for SCN is part science and part art. The science is in how the samples are taken, while the art is in where they're taken to capture the best snapshot of SCN conditions. You'll want to consider these recommendations for getting the most from your SCN sampling this fall.

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Dectes stem borer
Figure 1. Dectes stem borer in soybean (Photos by Kyle Broderick)

Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage in Soybeans October 27, 2017

The dectes stem borer has been expanding its range in Nebraska and university entomologists are now receiving damage reports from eastern Nebraska.

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Corn harvest

USDA-NASS: Just 17% of Corn and 33% of Beans Harvested October 16, 2017

As of Monday corn harvest was 17% done, well behind the five-year average of 39%, and soybean harvest was at 33%, well behind the average of 67%. Harvest progress in many other corn and soybean production states also lagged.

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