Since 2003, the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center has offered a pre-plant soil test to producers who need to identify soilborne sugarbeet pathogens in fields that will be planted to sugarbeets.
Based on Nov. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 corn crop is forecast at 1.83 billion bushels, up 3% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.60 million acres, is down 3% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 191 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from last year.
Based on Oct. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 corn production is forecast at a record 1.82 billion bushels, up 2% from last year's production. Yield is forecast at 190 bushels per acre, up 10 bushels from last year.
Based on Sept. 1 conditions, Nebraska's corn crop is forecast at a record 1.80 billion bushels, soybean is forecast at 327 million bushels, sorghum at 22.3 million bushels and sugarbeet at 1.3 million tons.