Sugar beets with root disease
These sugarbeets demonstrate symptoms of a root disease characteristic of the wet-rot disease.

Sugarbeets: Source of the First Gram-Positive Bacterial Disease in Nebraska

March 10, 2021
Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Bob Harveson discusses the origins and impact of Gram-positive bacterial pathogens to Nebraska agriculture.

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USDA Nebraska Crop Production Forecast

September 17, 2020
Based on September 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2020 corn crop is forecast at 1.78 billion bushels, down slightly from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area harvested for grain, at 9.45 million acres, is down 4% from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 188 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from last year.

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photo of dignitaries visiting panhandle for dry bean harvest

Nebraska Dry Bean Commission Hosts Field Tour for U.S. Agriculture Trade

September 10, 2020
The Nebraska Dry Bean Commission hosted a field tour for Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative on Sept. 2nd and 3rd in the Nebraska Panhandle.

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corn field
Photo by Agustina Diale

Early Forecasts Indicate Record Nebraska Corn Harvest

August 13, 2020
Based on August 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2020 corn production is forecast at a record 1.80 billion bushels, up 1% from last year's production. Soybean production in Nebraska is forecast at 307 million bushels, up 8% from last year.

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Lesions on sugar beet leaves.
Young lesions of the pathogen forming on sugar beet leaves.

Cercospora Leaf Spot Detected in the Panhandle

July 22, 2020
On July 13, symptoms characteristic of Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) were found on lower leaves of sugarbeets from research plots at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff.

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Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence speaks in front of a weed control plot
During a research plot tour at the 2019 Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT), Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence speaks in front of a weed control plot.

Panhandle Center to Host Field Day Aug. 20

July 22, 2020
The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will partner with the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association on August 20 to host the annual Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT). The in-person event will be conducted with social distancing and other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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NASS: 77% Corn, 56% Soybean Emerged, Winter Wheat 70% Good to Excellent

May 28, 2020
As of Sunday, May 24th, corn and soybean planting and emergence continues to be well ahead of the five year average, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. In addition, 70% of winter wheat is rated is rated good to excellent.

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New USDA Harvest Projections Down from 2018

November 8, 2019
Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2019 corn crop is forecast at 1.77 billion bushels, down 1% from 2018. Soybean production is forecast at 282 million bushels, down 13%.

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