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Attendees tour the wheat variety plots at the 2019 High Plains Ag Lab June field day. (CropWatch file photo)

2022 UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day Set for June 22

June 13, 2022
This year's HPAL Field Day will feature UNL research and varieties of peas, winter and spring wheat, and barley.

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Short, thin wheat stands 2022

Weed Control in Wheat Stubble Will Be Difficult This Year

June 13, 2022
With shorter and thinner wheat this year, weed emergence and growth will be accelerated, making it essential to closely watch for weed developments and spray at the proper time noted on the label to achieve maximum control.

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Wheat stem maggot

Wheat Disease Update — June 10

June 10, 2022
Growers in southeast Nebraska have detected trace levels of foliar fungal diseases in wheat fields; no rust diseases have been reported yet. 

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Wheat streak mosaic

Wheat Disease Update: Barley Yellow Dwarf and Wheat Streak Mosaic

June 9, 2022
Widespread wheat streak mosaic and severe barley yellow dwarf have been scouted in Panhandle wheat fields.

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Russian wheat aphids
Figure 1. Russian wheat aphids on a flag leaf of wheat.

Scout Your Wheat for Russian Wheat Aphids

May 24, 2022
Nebraska producers should begin scouting for Russian wheat aphids, as signs of this crop pest have begun appearing in Panhandle wheat plots and ongoing cool temperatures will support population growth. 

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Wheat streak mosaic

Wheat Disease Update: May 19

May 20, 2022
Recent drought-like conditions have slowed the onset of diseases in wheat fields, with only trace levels of diseases observed in southeast Nebraska so far.

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Wheat Variety Trial Field Tours Across Nebraska in June

April 19, 2022
The UNL Performance Testing program will sponsor wheat variety trial field tours in eight locations from Jefferson to Banner counties in June.

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Soybean seedlings

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybeans, Less Corn Acreage

March 31, 2022
Producers surveyed across the U.S. intend to plant a record high 91.0 million acres of soybeans in 2022, up 4% from last year, while corn acreage is expected to decrease by 4%.

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