UNL Soybean Management Calendar SoyCal
UNL Soybean Management Calendar SoyCal

Check SoyCal for Timely Soybean Pest & Management Info

July 8, 2016
UNL's Soybean Management Calendar -- SoyCal -- offers location-based, timely information to guide your field scouting and pest identification efforts.

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Japanese beetle
Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetles Emerging; Identification Key to Management

July 1, 2016
Japanese beetle adults are beginning to emerge in eastern Nebraska and have been reported feeding in corn and soybean. Here's how to differentiate them from the look-alike sand chafers and treatment thresholds to determine when treatment is recommended.

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Corn leaf rolling
Figure 1. One indicator of heat stress is when corn leaves roll in the early morning in areas where there is adequate soil moisture.

Impacts of Extreme Heat Stress and Increased Soil Temperature on Plant Growth and Development

June 21, 2016
Both corn and soybean are susceptible to extreme heat (and water) stress during early vegetative stages as well as later critical growth stages (pollination for corn and flowering for soybean). Extreme heat stress can reduce plant photosynthetic and transpiration efficiencies and negatively impact plant root development, which collectively can negatively impact yield. The author recommends that during an extended heat wave (air temperature equal to or greater than 90 F for 7-10 days), applying 0.25-0.40 inch of water can be very beneficial.

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Soybean seedling damage
Soybean seedling damage

Herbicide Injury and Pathogen Infection on Soybean Seedlings

June 17, 2016
In an ongoing survey for soilborne pathogens in soybeans, closer examination of soybean seedling injury in a Keith County field found several causes, including herbicide injury and damping off from Fusarium or Rhizoctonia root rot.

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3 top tps for delayed soybean planting
3 top tps for delayed soybean planting

Adjusting for Delayed Soybean Planting

May 27, 2016
As wet conditions further delay soybean planting in some areas, learn what practices may need to be adjusted and which don't to achieve a successful soybean stand.

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Corn seedlings in flooded field
Figure 1. Corn seedlings growing in flooded field.

How Saturated Soils Affect Germination, Seedling Growth

May 12, 2016

Similar to last year’s heavy rains in early May, rain on May 9 and May 10-11 in portions of Nebraska have caused ponding and flooding across some fields.  As of Sunday, May 8, USDA-NASS reported that 57% of Nebraska's corn was planted that is behind the 71% planting progress in 2015 but close to the

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Are Soybean Seed-Applied Biostimulants Cost Effective in a Corn-Soybean Rotation?

May 6, 2016
Field trials conducted over the past five years on biostimulant soybean seed treatments showed increased value of $9.15 per acre in dryland and $2.93 per acre in irrigated fields for two commercial products.

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Inoculating Your Soybeans: When, Where, Why?

April 20, 2016

Nebraska farmers must scrutinize inputs and focus on finding profit for their estimated 5.3 million soybean acres  in 2016.

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