USDA: Nebraska Corn, Soybean Planting Nearly Done

June 18, 2019
With 98% of the corn crop and 91% of the soybean crop planted as of Sunday, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska planting efforts moved down the home stretch.

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Figure 1. Male soybean gall midge (left) and female soybean gall midge (right). Female has a point abdomen due to its ovipositor whereas males have a clasping organ at the end of the abdomen. Males are of no threat to this year’s soybean crop.
Figure 1. Male soybean gall midge (left) and female soybean gall midge (right). Female has a point abdomen due to its ovipositor whereas males have a clasping organ at the end of the abdomen. Males are of no threat to this year’s soybean crop.

Soybean Gall Midge Emergence Continues in Nebraska

June 18, 2019
Emergence of soybean gall midge continues to increase in eastern Nebraska. Traps are being monitored daily and will be reported to allow growers to plan insecticide application for highest efficacy. (June 18, 2019)

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Soybean gall midge adult

Emergence of Soybean Gall Midge in Southern Cass County, NE

June 15, 2019
Soybean gall midge adults were collected June 14 and 15 in Cass County, but have not yet been found elsewhere in Nebraska traps. This article addresses when and where treatment is warranted. (June 15, 2019)

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Crop Diseases Confirmed by UNL Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic

June 14, 2019
Report of the diseases reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab from May 15 to June 14 for corn, soybean, and wheat.

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Soybean emerging from a crack in a heavily crusted field.

Considerations after Crusted Soybean

June 14, 2019
Soil crusting is challenging soybean emergence, but is it enough to warrant replanting? Here are early steps to remediate crusting problems and factors to consider when considering replanting.

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Strategies for delayed soybean planting

Strategies with Delayed Soybean Planting

June 13, 2019
Adjusting soybean planting practices (row spacing, seeding rate and the use of custom planting) and relative maturity of the variety can help maximize yield potential when planting after mid-June.

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CW Podcast: Managing Early Season Insects in Corn and Soybeans

June 13, 2019
In the latest Nebraska CropWatch podcast Michael Sindelar is joined by Robert Wright from the Department of Entomology to discuss how to prevent or identify and treat early season insects in corn and soybeans.

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Thistle caterpillar

Thistle Caterpillars In Soybean

June 12, 2019
The painted lady butterfly has been observed in eastern Nebraska for about a month and recently there have been reports of its immature stage, the thistle caterpillar, in soybeans.

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