Wheat

A typical wheat field in Nebraska early in the growing season.
Figure 1. A typical wheat field in Nebraska early in the growing season.

It's Time to Scout for Wheat Diseases April 19, 2018

With the predicted return to more normal temperatures, it's time to get into wheat fields and start scouting. Stripe rust has already been reported in southeastern Kansas and is expected to move northward. Included is a table of fungicide efficacy ratings for disease management in wheat.

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Some intermittent warmer days, wheat is greening up, tillering, and growing nicely in this southeast Nebraska field. (Photo by Paul Jasa)

Wheat Condition 55% Good to Excellent April 17, 2018

Wheat condition was rated 12% excellent, 43% good, 38% fair, 6% poor, and 1% very poor in Monday's USDA crop condition report. It included corn planting, at 1%, for the first time in 2018.

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Planning Ahead for Winter Wheat: Review Corn and Soybean Herbicide Programs April 13, 2018

If you're considering planting winter wheat next fall, be sure to review the corn and soybean herbicide programs you plan to use this spring to avoid rotation restrictions that would limit your cropping options.

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Winter Wheat 58% Good to Excellent April 9, 2018

Winter wheat condition in Nebraska was rated 12% excellent, 46% good, 34% fair, 7% poor, and 1% very poor, according to the April 9 report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Join the Eastern Nebraska Winter Wheat Grower Email Group April 5, 2018

A new email listserve offers eastern Nebraska winter wheat growers a means for asking questions and sharing information with other growers as well as getting weekly highlights and resources.

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On-farm grain bins

USDA: Nebraska Corn Stocks Down, Soybean Stocks Up from 2017 March 30, 2018

Nebraska grain stock reports for corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat as well as national data for corn, soybean and wheat, as reported by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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Soybean and corn fields

Nebraska Prospective Corn Acreage Drops 3%; Soybeans Drop 2% March 29, 2018

Nebraska prospective plantings for 2018 for corn, at 9.3 million acres, are down 3% from 2017. Nebraska soybean prospects, at 5.6 million acres, are down 2% from 2017. Find more prospective plantings at the state and national levels.

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Figure 1. Uncontrolled blue mustard in a thin stand of winter wheat. (Photos by Robert Klein)
Figure 1. Uncontrolled blue mustard in a thin stand of winter wheat. (Photos by Robert Klein)

Controlling Weeds in and Fertilizing Winter Wheat, Particularly Late-Seeded Fields March 15, 2018

With many wheat fields planted later than normal due to rain, stands are not as competitive with weeds and younger plants may be susceptible to herbicide injury, making a good weed management plan even more important this year.

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