Frogeye leaf spot on a soybean leaf

Diseases Confirmed in Corn and Soybean July 26-Aug. 15 August 17, 2018

Corn and soybean diseases confirmed by the university's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic from July 26 to August 16.

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Hailed corn in Howard County Aug. 16, 2018

Photo Report of Hail Damage in Howard County August 17, 2018

Photos by Extension Educator Troy Ingram of extensive hail and storm damage after an Aug. 16 storm in Howard County. Includes video on benefits of planting cover crops into fields devastated by late-season hail.

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Chart of Nebraska corn yields trends from 1971 to 1917.

Soybean and Corn Yield and Acreage Trends August 15, 2018

Nebraska soybean and corn yields have steadily increased from 1971 to 2017 in both irrigated and rainfed production systems. Nebraska irrigated soybean increased at a linear linear rate of 0.68 bu/ac, and irrigated corn increased at a rate of 2.17 bu/ac.

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Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension crop protection and cropping systems specialist, shows growers how to identify different species of aphids that can be found on late season corn. (Photo by Deloris Pittman)

Soybean & Corn Clinics: Learn from Examining a Season in a Day August 13, 2018

Examine and work with corn and soybean plants from early vegetative to maturity growth stages at Nebraska Extension’s Midwest Soybean and Corn Production Clinics Aug. 22-23. Register now to get hands-on field experience with crop scientists.

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Center pivot irrigating late season field of corn.
Figure 1. As you try to use stored soil water without wasting any new precipitation, the last few irrigations of the season require some of the most important water management decisions of the year. (Photo by Steve Melvin)

How to Schedule the Last Few Irrigations of the Season August 10, 2018

Final irrigations of the season are some of the most important water management decisions of the year. This guide walks through how to use weather and field information to schedule final irrigations and avoid costly, needless ones.

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Nebraska Corn, Soybean, Other Crops to Set Record Highs August 10, 2018

USDA projects record highs in Nebraska for corn production and yield, soybean production and yield, sorghum yield, sugarbeet yield, and non-hay alfalfa production and yield.

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Soybean stem borer

Scouting for Soybean Stem Borer Damage August 9, 2018

High populations of soybean stem borers may predispose your field to lodging and complicate harvest. Fields with higher levels of injury should be harvested first to minimize lodging losses.

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Soybean research field

Field Case Study of Dicamba-Injured Soybeans using Forensic Analysis August 8, 2018

A field of dicamba-injured soybeans is used as an example to demonstrate the forensic analysis method to determine when dicamba exposure occurred.

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