White mold in soybean

White Mold More Common This Year in Soybean

August 24, 2017
The increased levels of white mold that growers are finding in soybean this year are likely due to cool wet conditions at bloom, when the initial infection actually occurred.

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Soybeans

Thoughts on the August 2017 USDA WASDE: Soybeans

August 17, 2017
The big surprise in the markets last week was the USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE). The report projected U.S. average soybean yield 3.1 bushels per acre above the trend line at 49.6 bushels per acre. What can this mean for marketing your old crop soybeans or pricing this year's crop?

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Sudden deaht syndrome in soybean
Sudden death syndrome in soybean

Sudden Death Syndrome Starting to Show up in Soybeans

August 16, 2017
Sudden death syndrome often appears in small patches of a field and can be confused with injury from brown stem rot. This story and two field videos examine SDS symptoms and how to differentiate it from other diseases. Once confirmed in a field, management begins with seed selection for the next crop.

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soybean stem canker

Soybean Stem Canker Uncommon, but Found in Southeast Nebraska

August 10, 2017
Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Loren Giesler shares a short field video on identifying soybean stem canker.

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Soybean field with areas of extended growth due to street lights

Q&A - Will the eclipse affect soybean growth?

August 9, 2017
This Q&A takes a look at whether light-sensitive soybean growth may be affected by the Aug. 21 eclipse.

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Painted lady butterfly by Jim Kalisch

Large Populations of Painted Lady Butterflies

August 8, 2017
Reports of painted lady butterflys have been numerous in rural areas, including in soybeans, causing growers to ask if there's likely to be an increase in their soybean leaf-eating caterpillars. Entomologists discuss this question and the insect's life cycle, and offer a "how-to" on estimating leaf defoliation.

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Stem borer in soybean

Check Soybean Fields for Evidence of Soybean Stem Borer

August 7, 2017
Dropped leaves in soybean fields indicate soybean stem borers are feeding and causing leaf damage. These insects are expanding their range as a pest of soybeans in Nebraska and now can be found in several counties north of I-80.

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Cover of new Extension publication, Foliar Fungicide Use in Soybean

New Publications from Nebraska Extension

August 3, 2017
New agricultural publications from Nebraska Extension include ones on fungicides for soybeans, a primer on cover crops, on-farm research results, agriculture in the Nebraska Panhandle, and ones on estimating soil water deep percolation or run-off.

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