Attendees view maturing corn plants at a previous clinic.
Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at the University of Nebraska’s Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics.

Soybean and Corn Production Clinics this August

August 1, 2018
Nebraska Extension’s Aug. 22 Midwest Soybean Production Clinic and Aug. 23 Midwest Corn Production Clinic will provide in-field opportunities for participants to work with crops in the early vegetative stages of growth through maturity.

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Q&A: What are Some Forage Options for Hailed Soybeans?

August 1, 2018
Before using hailed soybean for grazing or planting in a cover crop intended for forage, there are several important things you'll want to check.

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Soybean plants showing wilting and necrosis
Figure 1. Soybean plants exhibiting signs of wilting (A) and necrosis (B) in fields in eastern Nebraska.

Orange Gall Midge in Soybeans

August 1, 2018
Reports of orange gall midge in soybean increased in Nebraska this year and researchers have initiated in-field and laboratory studies to help learn more about its potential to reduce yield as well as best practices for its management.

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A guide to estimating soybean leaf defoliation damage

Soybean Defoliators

August 1, 2018
Defoliation injury is being reported in soybeans and often can look worse than it is. This illustrated guide to assessing injury can help you get reliable scouting numbers on which to base sound treatment decisions.

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Soybean cyst nematodes (red arrows) differentiated from N nodules

Now's an Opportune Time to Scout for SCN

July 25, 2018
July through August is a good time to check soybean fields for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN), the most devastating pest for soybean growers. Yield losses of 25-30% have been documented in fields with no visible injury on the soybean plants.

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Frogeye leafspot on a soybean leaf

Frogeye Leaf Spot Showing Up in Soybean

July 18, 2018
With much of the state's soybean crop soon entering pod stages, it's time to scout for frogeye leaf spot. This guide and video address scouting and management.

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Chart of soybean prices

Tariffs and Soybeans. What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

July 11, 2018
New tariffs between China and the U.S. have prompted many questions about agricultural trade between these two nations, especially from soybean producers. This article offers an overview of soybean tariffs and what soybean farmers can do to reduce the impact of the recent price declines.

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Wheat being combined
About 25% of the state's wheat had been harvested as of July 9, well below the 47% that had been harvested by this time in 2017 but near the five-year average of 27%. (Photo by Gary Stone)

31% of Corn Silking, Well Ahead of Average; Soybean on Average

July 9, 2018

Corn condition rated 21% excellent, 65% good, 11% fair, 2% poor, and 1% very poor for the week ending July 8, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn silking was at 31%, ahead of 13% both last year and for the five-year average.

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