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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Specialty Crops Disease Update January 10, 2019

The occurrence and distribution of plant pathogens are long known to be strongly influenced by the environment. We see evidence of this concept every season on specialty crops in western Nebraska, and 2018 was no exception.

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Sunflower field at the High Plains Ag Lab

The Sunflower Pathology Working Group November 15, 2018

While diseases are one of the three biggest yield-limiting factors of sunflower production, there was little information on how to identify and manage them until university plant pathologists joined in a collaborative effort to conduct research and develop educational resources.

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Sunflower Rust
Figure 1. Cinnamon-colored uredial pustules (left) and dark, black telial pustules (right). These are the overwintering structures of rust. (Photos by Bob Harveson)

Sunflower Rust May be Problematic in 2018 — Be Aware! May 24, 2018

Unusually early findings of rust in volunteer sunflower in western Nebraska indicate the potential for a major outbreak much earlier than usual. Growers are encouraged to scout within the first few weeks of emergence and treat where necessary.

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High Plains Advanced Cropping School for Sunflowers Aug. 16-17

August 10, 2012

Sunflower producers and professionals will be getting in-depth, field-oriented, hands-on training next week at the 2012 Panhandle Advanced Cropping School for Sunflowers. The two-day cropping workshop will cover sunflower production management.

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Double-Cropping Sunflower After Wheat

Photo of sunflower at r5.7 stage
Sunflower at R5.7 stage sixty days after wheat harvest
Photo of Wheat residue

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