Palmer amaranth in soybean field

Harvest Aid Herbicide Options in Soybean

September 17, 2020
As we get close to soybean harvest, some herbicides can be applied as harvest aids (desiccant) to desiccate weeds and improve harvest operation. While weeds can interfere with harvest equipment, some producers see the benefit of a harvest aid in creating a more rapid and efficient harvest.

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USDA Nebraska Crop Production Forecast

September 17, 2020
Based on September 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2020 corn crop is forecast at 1.78 billion bushels, down slightly from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area harvested for grain, at 9.45 million acres, is down 4% from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 188 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from last year.

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soil probe in use

While You’re Waiting, Collect a Sample for SCN Analysis

September 16, 2020
Time spent waiting in a grain cart or truck on the edges of fields while the combine fills may feel like wasted time and lead to frustration. Why not make the most of that time by using it to collect soil samples for soybean cyst nematode (and other) analyses?

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Blue fungal growth on soybean roots

Soybean Diseases Developing in Nebraska

September 4, 2020
Patches of yellowing or dying soybeans have been observed and are a cause of concern across many areas of Nebraska. Some of these areas are due to several diseases described here, but other conditions may impact the development of these spots.

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corn at black layer

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (Aug. 31-Sept. 4)

September 3, 2020
Extension educators report on what they are seeing in the fields this week in the Lancaster, Saline, Jefferson, Gage, Dawson, Buffalo, Hall, Colfax, Stanton and Cuming Counties.

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Interveinal chlorosis

September 2020 Disease Reports from the UNL Diagnostic Clinic

September 3, 2020
The following diseases and pests were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic from August 16 through September 2, 2020.

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Farm grain bins

Preparing Grain Bins and Equipment for Harvest

September 2, 2020
Cleaning and treating harvest equipment and grain bins, as well as the area surrounding bins, can reduce pest and rodent problems in stored grain, helping protect your season-long investment.

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harvesting unloading soybeans

Plan Harvest to Deliver Soybeans at the Optimum Moisture

September 1, 2020
Most soybeans are harvested and delivered directly to an elevator. Soybeans delivered below or above 13% moisture—the elevator standard—lose potential profit. The economics illustrated here show how harvest timing can affect potential income.

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