Well nodulated soybean roots

Making Data-Driven Decisions on Soybean Inoculation

April 6, 2017
Farmers, agronomists, and researchers provide three steps to deciding whether to inoculate soybeans this spring.

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Figure 1. The benefit of a residual herbicide can be clearly seen in these photos of fields with and without residual six weeks after planting. (Photos by Rodrigo Werle)

Keys to Managing Herbicide Resistance in Soybeans

April 6, 2017
Are last year's weed escapes still haunting you? Applying these six key management practices and five key timings can help you improve control of herbicide-resistant weeds this year.

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USDA chart of US corn soybean acreage 1997-2017

US & Nebraska Prospective Plantings: Record Soybean Acreage

March 31, 2017
At 89.5 million projected acres, the 2017 US soybean acreage would set a record high and near the planting estimate for corn at 90 million acres, according to the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings Report. In Nebraska soybean acres were also up (5.7 million acres) while corn dropped to 9.55 million acres.

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USDA chart of US corn stocks as of 3/1/17

USDA: US and Nebraska Grain Stock Report as of March 1, 2017

March 31, 2017
Compared with March 1, 2016 Nebraska grain stocks in major categories were all up: corn, 5%; soybean, 17%; wheat, 45%; and sorghum 27%.

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Field of soybeans

10 Years of Research Shows Benefit of Reducing Soybean Seeding Rates

March 30, 2017
A review of 10 years of soybean research shows that reducing your seeding rate from 150,000 to 120,000 seeds/acre can result in a $10.69/acre savings without affecting yield (assuming a $60/unit seed cost at 140,000 seeds/unit).

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Soybean field treated with Sonic herbicide

New Soybean Herbicides for 2017

March 6, 2017
Information on new soybean herbicides, incuding their modes of action

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Improving Soybean Profitability: SCN

March 3, 2017
The easiest and least expensive way to improve profitability for many soybean growers in tight economic times, or any time, is to sample fields for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN). In Nebraska trials growers realized an average six-bushel-per-acre soybean yield increase after taking no-cost steps to manage SCN.

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Projected Corn and Soybean Prices for 2017 Crop Insurance

March 3, 2017
Corn and soybean projected prices for the 2017 crop insurance year were recently released by the Risk Management Agency (RMA). The projected price for corn is $3.96 while the price for soybean is $10.19.

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