Soybean emerging from a crack in a heavily crusted field.

Considerations after Crusted Soybean June 14, 2019

Soil crusting is challenging soybean emergence, but is it enough to warrant replanting? Here are early steps to remediate crusting problems and factors to consider when considering replanting.

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Strategies for delayed soybean planting

Strategies with Delayed Soybean Planting June 13, 2019

Adjusting soybean planting practices (row spacing, seeding rate and the use of custom planting) and relative maturity of the variety can help maximize yield potential when planting after mid-June.

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CW Podcast: Managing Early Season Insects in Corn and Soybeans June 13, 2019

In the latest Nebraska CropWatch podcast Michael Sindelar is joined by Robert Wright from the Department of Entomology to discuss how to prevent or identify and treat early season insects in corn and soybeans.

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Thistle Caterpillars In Soybean June 12, 2019

The painted lady butterfly has been observed in eastern Nebraska for about a month and recently there have been reports of its immature stage, the thistle caterpillar, in soybeans.

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Injury from 1/10 Labeled Rate of XtendiMAX on R1 Roundup Ready Soybean

Effects of Dicamba Micro-Rates On Non-Dicamba-Resistant Soybean June 6, 2019

The authors report on research to evaluate six micro-rates of two dicamba products on growth, development, and yield of three non-dicamba-resistant soybeans at three growth stages of application: second trifoliate (V2), beginning flowering (V7/R1), and full flowering (R2).

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Figure 1. The degree of damage from standing water in this field will depend on several factors and likely will lead to direct yield losses or indirect losses from increased disease pressure.
Figure 1. The degree of damage from standing water in this field will depend on several factors and likely will lead to direct yield losses or indirect losses from increased disease pressure.

Response of Germinating and Early Season Soybeans to Flooding May 30, 2019

Injury to germinating and seedling soybean from flooding depends on several factors, including soybean growth stage, flood duration, and air and soil temperature and varies the varieties. Pythium and Phytophthora are two diseases to scout for after flooding.

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Planting Still Lagging with Corn at 81%, Soybean, 56% May 28, 2019

With cool, rainy conditions, planting progress was slow last week and remains behind normal, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service report for Nebraska. There were just 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork.

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(Photo by Nathan Mueller)
Photo by Nathan Mueller

Only 27% of Corn, 7% of Soybean Emerged May 21, 2019

With several sunny days last week planting progressed with 70% of corn and 40% of soybeans now planted. Continued progress will likely be delayed in many areas where there was rain and even snow early this week.

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