Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) was found in soybean near Sutherland in west central Nebraska last Friday. While uncommon in the area, moist conditions earlier in the year would have been favorable for its development.
A relatively new insect in soybean, the orange gall midge has now been confirmed in 15 eastern Nebraska counties.Growers and consultants are invited to submit reports of orange gall midge in counties where it hasn't previously been identified.
Crop condition reports remained high this week with good-to-excellent ratings for 84% of the state's corn crop and 81% of the state's soybeans, according to today's report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Progress was generally ahead of normal.
Photos by Extension Educator Troy Ingram of extensive hail and storm damage after an Aug. 16 storm in Howard County. Includes video on benefits of planting cover crops into fields devastated by late-season hail.
Nebraska soybean and corn yields have steadily increased from 1971 to 2017 in both irrigated and rainfed production systems. Nebraska irrigated soybean increased at a linear linear rate of 0.68 bu/ac, and irrigated corn increased at a rate of 2.17 bu/ac.