Corn plant

Nebraska Corn, Soybean Development Ahead of Average Rates

July 28, 2021
For the week ending July 25, 2021, corn silking was 6% ahead of the five-year average, and soybean blooming, 8% ahead.

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Corn tassels

Nebraska Corn Growth on Schedule, Soybeans Slightly Ahead of Average

July 21, 2021
For the week ending July 18, 2021, corn silking was 54%, equal to the five-year average. Soybeans blooming was 74%, ahead of 62% average.

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Wheat harvest

Winter Wheat Harvest Lagging Behind 2020 Harvest

July 13, 2021
For the week ending July 11, 2021, winter wheat harvested was 23%, behind 45% last year and behind the 40% average.

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Corn plant

Corn Rated 29% Excellent, Soybean 24% Excellent

July 13, 2021

For the week ending July 4, 2021, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 36% short, 56% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 38% short, 53% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

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Rhizoctonia root rot of soybeans
Photo 1. Rhizoctonia root rot of soybeans. Lesions near the soil line tend to be sunken and dry.

Disease Reports from the UNL Diagnostic Clinic — June 30

July 1, 2021
Several diseases were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic from June 15 through June 30, 2021.

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Corn plant

Dry Edible Beans at 92% Emerged

June 29, 2021
For the week ending June 27, 2021, dry edible beans emerged was 92%. Corn, soybean and winter wheat crops held steadily near reported conditions from the week prior.

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Hail damaged corn
Corn around V10-11 with leaves stripped due to hail damage. In this case, much of the corn will recover and look better in 10-14 days. Watch stalk bruising to see if stalk rot sets in. There are fields with hail damage at lower stalks with weakened plants that easily break. Soybeans at R1 (beginning flowering) reduced to sticks north of Stromsburg and in Hordville area. Soybeans with damage like this at the R1 stage can have the greatest yield loss in spite of seeing new buds regrowing with the warm weather. Another concern will be weed control going forward. (Photos by Jenny Rees)

Mid-Season Hail Damage Assessments in Corn and Soybeans

June 25, 2021
When severe storms and hail hit your corn and soybean fields, it's important to estimate yield losses to determine the need for future inputs and alternative management strategies. This guide offers steps to evaluate mid-season hail damage and estimate potential yield losses.

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Corn plant

Nebraska Crops Averaging Good to Excellent Condition in Mid-June Report

June 23, 2021
For the week ending June 20, 2021, corn condition rated 60% good, 23% excellent, and soybean condition rated 64% good, 23% excellent. Review the latest report on all Nebraska crops in this article.

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