Graph of yields from soybean population study

What On-Farm Research has Taught Us about Soybean Seeding Rates

April 6, 2018
More than a decade of on-farm research studies in Nebraska show how soybean seeding rates (and the related input costs) can be reduced without significantly affecting yield. See what growers learned and consider whether a change might benefit your bottom line.

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Figure 1. A ragweed plant rises above neighboring soybean. Researchers believe ragweed caused reduced soybean yields in this study by competing for sunlight. (Photo by Ethann Barnes)
Figure 1. A ragweed plant rises above neighboring soybean. Researchers believe ragweed caused reduced soybean yields in this study by competing for sunlight. (Photo by Ethann Barnes)

University Research: Ragweed Can Pose a Serious Threat to Soybean Yield

March 30, 2018
Once thought to be an innocent bystander to field crop production, common ragweed can "drastically reduce soybean yields," according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln research. In dense populations, the loss was shown to be 40-76%.

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On-farm grain bins

USDA: Nebraska Corn Stocks Down, Soybean Stocks Up from 2017

March 30, 2018
Nebraska grain stock reports for corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat as well as national data for corn, soybean and wheat, as reported by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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Glyphosate-resistant common waterhemp in soybean without a pre-emergence herbicide with multiple sites of action.
Glyphosate-resistant common waterhemp in soybean without a pre-emergence herbicide with multiple sites of action.

Pre-emergence Residual Herbicides are the Foundation of Soybean Weed Control

March 29, 2018
Even with new dicamba-resistant soybeans, pre-emergence, residual herbicides are needed to mitigate yield loss due to weed competition, provide a longer time for soybean to establish, and reduce selection pressure for weeds resistant to post-emergence herbicides.

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Soybean and corn fields

Nebraska Prospective Corn Acreage Drops 3%; Soybeans Drop 2%

March 29, 2018
Nebraska prospective plantings for 2018 for corn, at 9.3 million acres, are down 3% from 2017. Nebraska soybean prospects, at 5.6 million acres, are down 2% from 2017. Find more prospective plantings at the state and national levels.

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Corn and soybean fields
Corn and soybean fields

Nebraska 2017 Crop Value Forecast at $9.52 Billion

February 27, 2018
The value of Nebraska's 2017 crops is estimated at $9.52 billion, of which $5.5 billion was from corn, $2.95 billion was from soybean, and $185.3 million was from winter wheat.

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Market Journal

Market Journal Looks at Factors of the Current Soybean Rally

February 23, 2018
This week's Market Journal looks at the soybean rally, selling strategies for 2018 corn and soybeans, sensor-based fertigation, research on applying nitrogen in soybeans, and the weather for the next week.

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USDA NASS County-Level Production Data for 2017 Released

February 23, 2018
Which 5 counties were the top corn and soybean producers for 2017? This week USDA NASS released county-level data for several crops.

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