Figure 1. Various soybean varieties exhibit differences in Sudden Death Syndrome foliar symptoms. (Photo by Nathan Mueller)
Figure 1. Various soybean varieties exhibit differences in Sudden Death Syndrome foliar symptoms. (Photo by Nathan Mueller)

Large Check, Small Seed, Significant Impact

October 11, 2017
Seed selection is one of the first and most important management decisions you make. Consider the factors described here when deciding which corn hybrids and soybean varieties are apt to be top performers under your management and field conditions.

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To avoid compacting more of the field, the grain cart should run down the same row middles as the combine. An auger extension may be needed on the combine to get the wheel tracks to line up. The wheel spacing on the combine, tractor, and grain cart should be adjusted to all run between the rows.
To avoid compacting more of the field, the grain cart should run down the same row middles as the combine. An auger extension may be needed on the combine to get the wheel tracks to line up. The wheel spacing on the combine, tractor, and grain cart should be adjusted to all run between the rows.

Avoiding Compaction at Harvest

October 11, 2017
If you're worried about compacting still-wet soils this fall, these recommendations can help you avoid or reduce potential compaction and its effects on next year's yields.

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Figure 1. The new Dicamba and Enlist herbicides require specific nozzle types for application. Check the product label before spraying to ensure you have the correct nozzle. (Photos by Bob Klein)

Sprayer Clinic on New Dicamba and Enlist Products Nov. 15

October 10, 2017
A sprayer clinic will provide more information on applying new dicamba formulations in soybeans and corn. In addition a variety of sprayers will be displayed and technicians will be available to discuss the features of each. The event will be held at the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis,

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Researchers Nicolás Cafaro La Menza (left) and Patricio Grassini examining progress of soybean in the field.
Figure 1. Researchers Nicolás Cafaro La Menza (left) and Patricio Grassini examining progress of soybean in the field.

Study Unearths Benefits, Limits of Fertilizing Soybeans

September 29, 2017
Soybean crops in highly productive fields demand more nitrogen than natural sources alone can supply, says a new study from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Argentine researchers. In fields with the potential to produce 80-90 bushels per acre, researchers found fertilizer increased yields by up to 10 bushels per acre.

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Chart of ISU research on rate of corn dry down

ISU Studies on Rate of Soybean and Corn Dry Down in the Field

September 21, 2017
How fast do soybeans and corn dry down in the field? That's the question Iowa State University researchers examined in studies conducted near Ames over the last three years in corn and soybean fields. These briefs share highlights from what they found and can be useful in assessing your fields.

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Crop Diseases Confirmed by PPDC Sept. 1-20

September 21, 2017
Diseases confirmed in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab since September 1, 2017 for corn, soybean, sorghum and hops.

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Farm grain bins
Figure 1. The various sized bins on this farm allow for storing different moisture contents. Wetter, more dense grain works well in the smaller bins so that more airflow per bushel can be delivered. Drier grains where aeration is the primary need store well in the larger bins. If the grain is wetter, drying grain in layers can help increase airflow per bushel. (Photo by Paul Jasa)

Natural Air Drying of Binned Soybeans

September 20, 2017
If soybeans were harvested above 13% moisture, natural air drying can be used to reduce moisture to 13% for longer term storage. How long that drying takes will vary with several factors. This guide can help you estimate the length of drying for your soybean moisture, aeration system, relative humidity and temperature.

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Adjusting the combine feeder house chain with green soybeans can help optimize harvest.

Equipment Adjustments for Harvesting Soybeans at 13%-15% Moisture

September 15, 2017
When harvesting higher moisture soybeans, adjustments to your combine and your practices can help minimize challenges in the field, making it easier to achieve a recommended average soil moisture level of 13%.

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