In 2018 an array of weather conditions led to the development of several soybean diseases. Excessive early season moisture and heavy rains during the season resulted in many fields being impacted by Phytophthora root and stem rot. Frogeye leaf spot developed early in some areas and continues to build in the state with more fields being affected.
Understanding the critical time for weed removal in corn and soybean would not only ensure effective weed removal and minimize unnecessary weed control inputs, but could potentially help minimize the development of herbicide resistance in weeds.
This one-year study of soybean production in west central Nebraska looked at how adjustments in cropping practices affected various components of crop yield, showing possible areas where changes could increase profitability.
This Q&A addresses questions about baling soybean residue, including its nutrient value and comparison with other sources, economic value, and what should be considered when deciding whether to bale soybean residue.
Growers who dealt with soybean gall midge infestations in 2018 and those interested in learning more about this emerging soybean pest are invited to attend a roundtable discussion Dec. 20. Grower input can help share research efforts being planned for 2019.
What are soybean producers in the top 40% of profitability doing differently than those in the bottom 30%? Get practical tips and techniques to focus on profitability at the Dec. 13 Soybean Day and Machinery Expo in Wahoo.
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.