Field of sorghum
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Crop Production Report for October 2023

October 12, 2023
Although estimates have decreased since September, sorghum continues to lead Nebraska's crop production forecasts at a 153% increase from last year.

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Closeup of combine harvesting soybean
While soybean residue can be grazed, it has much lower crude protein levels than soybeans, so producers using soybean residue as feed should also supplement to meet a dry cow's nutrient requirements..

Pasture and Forage Minute: Prussic Acid Following Freeze, Soybean Residue for Forage

October 12, 2023
Learn more about avoiding prussic acid poisoning in sorghum following a freeze, and why producers should always supplement when feeding soybean residue.

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Corn field at harvest
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Conditions Decline Slightly, Winter Wheat Planting Nears End

October 12, 2023
Crop conditions and soil moisture supplies in Nebraska decreased slightly from last week. Harvest progress stayed on track, with soybeans and dry beans over 50% finished.

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Center pivot in soybeans

Impact of R Stage-timed Single Irrigation Events on Soybean Seed Number and Seed Mass

October 11, 2023
Results of a three-year study investigating the impact of mitigating water stress during soybean reproductive stages on the two components that comprise yield — seed number and seed mass.

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Combine harvesting soybean field

Post-harvest Measurement of Soybean Seed Number and Seed Mass Contributions to Final Seed Yield

October 11, 2023
Learn more about the process of comparing pre-harvest soybean yield estimates with post-harvest yield outcomes.

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Wheat grain in pile
Historical grain stocks data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Nebraska Sept. 1, 2023 Grain Stocks

October 6, 2023
As of Sept. 1, Nebraska wheat stocks were up 19% from 2022, totaling 41.2 million bushels. Corn stocks were down 14% from last year.

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Harvester in soybean field
Combine calibration is a crucial step for keeping grain losses at acceptable levels.

How to Estimate Harvest Losses in Soybean and Corn Fields

October 5, 2023
Knowing where grain losses occur is key to keeping them as low as possible — in this article, extension educators review how to calculate pre-harvest and at-harvest grain losses to determine the source.

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Soybean cyst nematode infected plant

It’s the Season for Controlling Soybean Cyst Nematode

October 3, 2023
Soybean cyst nematode can cause up to 30% yield loss with no significant aboveground symptoms, making soil sampling at the end of soybean season a critical part of managing this crop pest.

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