Soybean

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition June 13, 2017

For the week ending June 11, Nebraska temperatures averaged four to eight degrees above normal and were accompanied by dry conditions, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Only the southern tip of the Panhandle and a few central counties received significant rain. The warm, dry weather allowed planting and other field work to continue.

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Volunteer corn in a soybean field
Figure 1. Soybean field infested with volunteer corn in southcentral Nebraska.

Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Volunteer Corn in LibertyLink Soybean June 12, 2017

Controlling glyphosate-resistant volunteer corn is a major challenge in some soybean fields this year as preemergence herbicides aren't very effective. Postemergence herbicides will be critical to its management.

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Phytophthora root and stem rot

Conditions Favor Early Season Soybean Diseases Again This Year June 6, 2017

Cool, wet conditions in May may be contributing to soybean seedling injury from disease. Scouting is recommended to identify diseases and differentiate injury from that caused by herbicides when determining potential stand loss.

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USDA: Planting Surges with Warm, Dry Conditions June 5, 2017

For the week ending June 4, with warmer temperatures and rain limited to the western Panhandle, planting progressed with 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the June 5 report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Soybean seedling damage due to PPO-inhibitor herbicide

PPO-Inhibiting Herbicides and Soybean Seedling Injuries June 5, 2017

Cool, wet soil conditions in late April and May may have enhanced the potential for soybean injury from PPO-inhibiting herbicides. The author describes plant injury symptoms to look for when scouting young soybean seedlings.

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Percent Corn (95%) and Soybean (76%) Planted near Long-Term Averages June 1, 2017

For the week ending May 28, cool and mostly dry conditions prevailed, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average temperatures ranged from three to nine degrees below normal. Some areas of the Panhandle and southeast Nebraska received up to an inch of rain; however, much of the state remained dry.

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Nebraska precipitation map

When Weather Delays Planting – Now What? May 26, 2017

Agronomists consider several options for those pushed into late planting due to heavy rains. Changing corn hybrids or soybean varieties is not recommended, nor is shifting to alternate crops.

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Chart of Nebraska & US corn yield trends (1971-2016)

Soybean and Corn Yield and Acreage Trends through 2016 May 25, 2017

Nebraska soybean and corn yields steadily increased from 1971 to 2016, in both irrigated and rainfed production fields. Charts based on USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service numbers track these changes.

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