USDA Forecasts Record Nebraska Corn Harvest

September 12, 2019
Based on September 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2019 corn crop is forecast at a record 1.79 billion bushels, up slightly from last year's production. Soybean production is forecast at 287 million bushels, down 14% from last year. See forecasts for sorghum, surgar beets and dry beans too.

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USDA Reports NE Corn and Soybean Production Hit Record Highs

February 8, 2019
Corn for grain production and soybean set record highs in 2018, according to the end-of-year report from USDA. See how all major crops in Nebraska fared.

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Figure 1. Sugarbeet harvest near Scottsbluff, November 2018. (Photos by Gary Stone)

Sugar Beet Harvest Finishes Well

November 27, 2018
It was a good sugar beet harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle and now beets are being processed. Nebraska ranks fifth in the nation in sugar beet production

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USDA NASS graph of annual US corn yields from 1998-2018

USDA Forecasts Record Nebraska Corn and Soybean Yield and Production

November 8, 2018
Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 corn crop is forecast at 1.80 billion bushels, up 7% from last year's production. Soybean production is forecast at 345 million bushels, up 6% from last year.

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Figure 1. Representatives of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service view sugarbeet harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle near Morrill. (Photo by Gary Stone)
Figure 1. Representatives of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service observe sugarbeet harvest at a farm in the Nebraska Panhandle near Morrill. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Foreign Ag Representatives View Nebraska Farms First-Hand

September 27, 2018
A group of 27 foreign agriculture attachés from 23 countries recently visited several ag production sites in Nebraska, including a farm near Morrill where sugarbeet harvest was underway.

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Composite photo of corn, soybean, and sorghum plants at harvest
Figure 1. USDA NASS forecasts record corn, soybean, sorghum, and sugarbeet yields for Nebraska.

Corn and Soybean Forecast for Record Yields, Production

September 12, 2018
USDA forecasts record yields for Nebraska corn, soybean, sorghum and sugarbeet and record production for corn and soybean. Nationally, corn is forecast up 2% from 2017 and soybean, up 7%.

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Dry rot canker in sugarbeet
Figure 1. Surface tissues of the dry rot canker rhizoctonia disease first identified in sugarbeet in 1920 are marked by a distinctive series of concentric circles. (Photos by Bob Harveson)

Dry Rot Canker – Obscure, but Returning Rhizoctonia Disease

May 23, 2018
Dry rot canker, one of several rhizoctonia diseaes of sugarbeet, has been relatively obscure since first being identified almost a century ago. New technologies, however, have helped to differentiate it from the more common Rhizoctonia root and crown rot disease.

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Figure 1. Aerial imagery was collected at bean emergence using a drone. All dark green rows correspond to plots with different rates of char (10, 20, 30, 40, and 60 tons/acre).
Figure 1. Aerial imagery was collected at bean emergence using a drone. All dark green rows correspond to plots with different rates of char (10, 20, 30, 40, and 60 tons/acre).

Coal Combustion Residue: A Potential Soil Amendment

February 22, 2018
University of Nebraska researchers applied char, a by-product of sugar beet processing, at three sites to study its effect on soil properties.

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