Fungicide Resistance and Management of Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean in Nebraska

June 24, 2020
The results from field trials suggest an integrated disease management approach including tillage (when practical), crop rotation, resistant varieties, seed treatment, and timely application of mixed-mode of action fungicides provides the best control.

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Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetles Emerging; Scout Corn and Soybean Fields

June 23, 2020
Japanese beetle adults are beginning to emerge in eastern Nebraska corn and soybeans, as well as landscape trees and shrubs. They will continue to emerge for the next few weeks. This story includes a guide for estimating total defoliation from multiple insects to determine need for treatment in soybean.

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Nebraska Crop Progress Report for June 15

June 16, 2020
Corn is progressing well with 81% rated good or excellent, down slightly from last week. Soybeans are 94% emerged and rated 78% good or excellent, also down slightly from last week. Winter Wheat heading is 85%, which is slightly behind the five-year average. Sorghum is 97% planted and starting to head.

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early season damaged soybeans showing regrowth

Resources for Early-Season Crop Damage

June 12, 2020
With crop damage occurring in the forms of hail, wind and flooding early in this growing season, the following are resources that can help you in making decisions.

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USDA Crop Progress Report, June 8

June 8, 2020
As of Sunday, June 7, most of Nebraska’s corn and soybeans have emerged and are rated 83% and 82% good to excellent respectively. Winter wheat was 67% headed which is behind the five year average. Sorghum planting is well ahead of average and rated 90% good to excellent.

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soybean seedling emerging

Q & A: What is Causing Problems with Soybean Emergence?

June 4, 2020
The past two weeks, we’ve received a number of calls regarding injured soybean plants during emergence. Additional questions include “What caused this?” and “Do I need to replant?” The following is what we’ve seen thus far.

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soybean seedlings

Soil Residual Herbicide Options after Soybean Emergence

June 3, 2020
Soybean planting was early this year in Nebraska, but dry soil conditions in most of May resulted in poor activation of pre-emergence herbicides applied in rain-fed fields and subsequently less than expected weed control.

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Nebraska Corn, Soybeans Rated 82% Good to Excellent

June 2, 2020
As of May 31, 2020, Nebraska corn planting was complete and soybeans planted was 95% according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planting and emergence of both crops continues to be ahead of five year averages.

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