soybean field that used pre-emergent herbicide

Consider Label Restriction of Soybean Herbicides Based on Geographical Region in Nebraska

April 16, 2020
There are several herbicides that cannot be applied in certain areas of Nebraska based on number of factors such as high soil pH, dry soil conditions, potential for carryover injury, etc.

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Location by county for soybean seeding rate studies
Figure 1. Location by county (shown by red fill) for soybean seeding rate studies through the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network from 1990 to 2019 based on the resultsfinder.unl.edu database. Counties with studies not currently in the database are noted by red lines and have been reported in CropWatch articles.

Soybean Seeding Rate On-Farm Research

April 16, 2020
The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network has shown that a seeding rate of 120,000 seeds per acre has performed well across counties, farms, and fields in Nebraska.

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Corn and soybean strip plots
Figure 1. Corn and soybean strip plots at South Central Agricultural Laboratory (SCAL) near Clay Center, Nebraska, 2019. Photo by Osler Ortez.

Yield Penalties for continuous Corn and Soybean in the Midwest, US

April 8, 2020
Soybean and corn are the most commonly rotated crops in the Midwest, United States. Rotation benefits are well documented for both crops.

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grain bin
Stored grain should be monitored closely to detect any storage problems early. (photo courtesy of NDSU)

Proper Spring Grain Drying and Storage Critical

April 7, 2020
As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert.

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Irrigated soybean in Perkins County, NE (2019).
Irrigated soybean in Perkins County, NE (2019).

Seeding Practices and Nitrogen Management for Western Nebraska Soybean: What Matters and Why

March 30, 2020
Continuous corn is the most common irrigated crop sequence in southwest Nebraska. Although rotating to other crops, such as soybeans, can mitigate some production issues of continuous corn and often boost the next year’s corn yield, larger adoption of soybeans has not readily occurred in this area.

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Cover crop research plots in 2017

Spring-planted Cover Crops for Weed Control in Organic Soybean

March 25, 2020
Weed control in organic soybean usually includes frequent pre-plant tillage operations but spring rains often make it difficult to get into the fields for timely tillage. As a result, weed pressure can be high. Cover crops can help suppress weeds, but after corn harvest it is often too late to establish cover crops. Spring-planting cover crops may be an alternative to fall-planting.

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A farmer inspecting soil
Checking soil conditions while planting the improved soybean practice treatment on April 20 in Richardson County.

On-Farm Research Study to Investigate Practices to Increase Soybean Yield

March 12, 2020
The results of the first year of the study were promising. Across four sites, the improved treatment resulted in an average 8 bu/ac yield increase and $46/ac profit increase compared to the baseline treatment.

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attendees at the last Cover Crops and Soil Health conference

Video Presentations from the 2020 Cover Crops and Soil Health Conference are Available Online

March 3, 2020
The theme for the 2020 conference, which was held in February at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, was “Inter-Seeding Cover Crops for Corn & Soybean Rotation.”

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