Soybean

77% of Corn, 94% of Soybeans Now Harvested November 13, 2018

As of Nov. 11, 77% of the state's corn had been harvested, up from 65% a week ago and compared with 83% last year and 86% for the five-year average, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Soybeans harvested was 94%, up from 90% last week and near 98% last year and behind the five-year average of 99%.

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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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Treated soybean seed

Q&A: When Does Soybean Seed Treatment Pay? November 8, 2018

A farmer who is ordering soybean seed this fall asks "At $20 per unit, when does soybean seed treatment pay?" Here's what to consider when deciding whether to order fungicide and insecticide treatments for your soybean seed this year.

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Soybean gall midge adult

Soybean Gall Midge: Adult Stage Identified November 7, 2018

The adult of the soybean gall midge, a new pest in north central US soybean production, has now been verified, allowing growers to add a new photo to their "Most Wanted" list for spring scouting.

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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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Figure 1. Final soybean stand count was not necessarily an indicator of yield in this 2017 study of the effects of late-season (R3) nitrogen application in soybean. The Lincoln County plot (left) had a final stand count of 72,000 plants per acre and yielded 72.7-73 bu/ac. The Perkins County plot (right) had a final stand count of 161,000 plants per acre and yielded 74.4-77 bu/ac.

Is Late Season N Fertilization Warranted for Irrigated Soybean in Western Nebraska? November 2, 2018

On-farm research trials were conducted in three southwest Nebraska counties to study whether a late season N application during the pod setting and seed filling phases would increase soybean yields.

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Soybeans

Can Damaged or Discolored Soybeans be used as Cattle Feed? October 24, 2018

Quality issues with soybeans this year are leading some growers to seek alternative markets. Damaged or discolored whole, raw soybeans can be a good protein source for cattle and provide a market option for growers.

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25% of Nebraska Corn, 38% of Soybeans Harvested October 15, 2018

Nebraska's harvest slowed last week with just 1.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Oct. 15 report. In both corn and soybean, 80% of the crop was rated good to excellent.

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