Soybean field

Nebraska December Grain and Hay Stocks

January 20, 2022
Nebraska corn stocks in December 2021 were up 11% from 2020; soybeans were up 9% from last year. See all crop stock positions in the latest USDA NASS report.

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Wheat Variety App

UNL Researchers Debut New Interactive Wheat Variety App

November 16, 2021
The new Wheat Variety App brings interactivity to UNL's annual variety testing results, enabling viewers to filter the data and build a custom, printable report — all in one easy-to-use online tool.

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Farmers inspecting a field

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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Hail damaged corn
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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Virus infected wheat
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)

Results of Not Controlling Volunteer Wheat in Wheat Stubble — Soil Water Loss and Disease

June 29, 2021
Volunteer wheat can provide the summer "green bridge" for the disease wheat streak mosaic and other virus diseases, as well as soil water loss that could translate into a substantial decrease in yields the following year.

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Wheat field day attendees
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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