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Refine your Wheat Nitrogen Management through On-Farm Research

September 16, 2021
Are you interested in how agriculture technologies can improve nitrogen management on your farm?

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2021 Southeast Nebraska Alfalfa and Wheat Expo

August 17, 2021
This new expo will help farmers prepare to grow alfalfa and winter wheat for the first time or fine-tune the skills of experienced growers.

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Corn around V10-11 with leaves stripped due to hail damage. (CropWatch file photo)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Making Decisions on Weather Damaged Crops, Summer Grazing Precautions

July 7, 2021
Considerations for selling wheat straw during increased demand, avoiding hazards that accompany grazing summer annual forages, and options for crops that have been severely damaged by wind and hail.

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Rhizoctonia root rot of soybeans
Photo 1. Rhizoctonia root rot of soybeans. Lesions near the soil line tend to be sunken and dry.

Disease Reports from the UNL Diagnostic Clinic — June 30

July 1, 2021
Several diseases were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic from June 15 through June 30, 2021.

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Figure 1. The wheat-mite-virus complex has extreme potential to impact yield the following year if high risk volunteer wheat situations are not managed well
Figure 1. The wheat-mite-virus complex has extreme potential to impact yield the following year if high risk volunteer wheat situations are not managed well. (Photo by Gary Hein)

Do You Need to Control Volunteer Wheat to Protect the Next Season’s Winter Wheat Crop?

June 29, 2021
Volunteer wheat can provide the summer "green bridge" for the disease wheat streak mosaic and other virus diseases. This almost always occurs as a result of wheat seed shattered from heads during hailstorms.

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Increase Dryland Corn or Grain Sorghum Yields by 35 Bushel (as much as 100 bushel) per Acre by Controlling Weeds in Wheat Stubble

June 24, 2021
Research indicates that three inches of water are saved in the soil profile when weeds are controlled in a timely manner after winter wheat harvest and as a result, corn and grain sorghum yields are increased.

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Figure 1. A wheat field day at the High Plains Ag Lab in Cheyenne County on June 15.

Wheat Disease Update

June 18, 2021
The majority of fields visited in southern Nebraska this week had only trace levels of Fusarium head blight, but moderate to high levels of FHB were observed in susceptible varieties in a state variety trial in Red Willow County.

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Small Grains Improvement Team Releases Two New Winter Wheat Varieties

June 8, 2021
Two promising new winter wheat varieties — a hard white winter wheat and a hard red winter wheat — could be available for planting in growers’ fields as early as fall 2021.

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