Corn under irrigation

Corn & Soybean 81% Good-Excellent; Maturity near Average September 4, 2018

Both Nebraska's corn and soybean crops are rated 81% good to excellent, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service crop progress and condition report for the week ending September 2.

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Advanced sudden death syndrome in soybean

Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome in West Central Nebraska August 24, 2018

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.

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Soybean plant infested with orange gall midge.
Figure 1. Soybean plant infested with orange gall midge.

Survey of Orange Gall Midge in Nebraska: A Potential Pest of Soybeans August 23, 2018

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.

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Corn and Soybean Continue Slightly Ahead of Normal August 20, 2018

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.

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Each year more than 100 research trials are conducted at the South Central Agriculture Laboratory near Harvard. The Aug. 29 SCAL Field Day invites the public to view and learn about the most recent research from UNL and USDA scientists.
Figure 1. Each year more than 100 research trials are conducted at the South Central Agriculture Laboratory near Harvard. The Aug. 29 SCAL Field Day invites the public to view and learn about the most recent research from UNL and USDA scientists.

View Latest Crop and Pest Research at South Central Ag Lab Aug. 29 August 17, 2018

Tour field trials focused on irrigation and water management, soil fertility, entomology, weed science, cropping systems, and disease management at this year's South Central Ag Lab Field Day Aug. 29.

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Frogeye leaf spot on a soybean leaf

Diseases Confirmed in Corn and Soybean July 26-Aug. 15 August 17, 2018

Corn and soybean diseases confirmed by the university's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic from July 26 to August 16.

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Hailed corn in Howard County Aug. 16, 2018

Photo Report of Hail Damage in Howard County August 17, 2018

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.

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Chart of Nebraska corn yields trends from 1971 to 1917.

Soybean and Corn Yield and Acreage Trends August 15, 2018

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.

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