Cephalosporium stripe on wheat

Wheat Disease Update: Overview of the 2023 Growing Season

June 28, 2023
Eastern Nebraska wheat fields weren't significantly impacted by disease this growing season; however, due to abundant rainfall, western Nebraska and Panhandle growers have observed moderate levels of Fusarium head blight and severe tan spot.

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Stripe rust
Figure 1. Stripe rust in a grower’s wheat field in Deuel County on June 12. (Photo by Stephen Wegulo)

Update on Rust Diseases of Wheat – June 16, 2023

June 16, 2023
Stripe rust and leaf rust were observed in Nebraska fields this week; however, these diseases are not expected to cause significant yield reductions due to their late arrival in the wheat growing season.

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Cattle grazing cornstalks

Short-term Livestock Grazing Impacts on Crop and Soil Properties from an Eastern Nebraska Experiment

June 8, 2023
Nebraska researchers evaluated two no-till, non-irrigated cropping systems from 2018 to 2020 to compare the effects of livestock grazing in a corn-soybean and corn-soybean-wheat rotation on crop productivity.

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Wheat field

Wheat Disease Update for June 1, 2023

June 1, 2023
Tan spot was identified in several fields recently surveyed in the Panhandle, and though Fusarium head blight hasn't been observed in fields yet, parts of western Nebraska are currently at high risk for infection. 

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Field day participants in wheat field
The June 8 field day is geared toward southern Nebraska wheat producers, featuring the latest in Nebraska Extension research and crop production recommendations.

Wheat Management Field Day June 8 Near Diller

June 1, 2023
The field day will include a tour of wheat variety strip-trials and discussion on disease, nitrogen and other crop management considerations, NRCS incentives and news from the Nebraska Wheat Board.

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Wheat variety tour attendees in field
One of the wheat field tour stops in 2022 at the UNL High Plains Ag Lab. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Wheat Variety Trial Field Tours Across Nebraska in June

May 25, 2023
Field day participants will get the chance to tour varieties of winter wheat, spring wheat and spring peas on dryland and irrigated plots in six locations spanning Perkins to Banner County.

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Wheat field in southeast Nebraska
Figure 1. A wheat field in Fillmore County in southeast Nebraska on May 17. There were no foliar diseases and emergence was uniform, but plants were much shorter than normal due to inadequate soil moisture. (Photo by Stephen Wegulo)

Wheat Disease Update for May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023
Though stripe rust has been sighted in southern Kansas wheat fields, there have been no signs of disease in Nebraska wheat as of yet.

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Cattle in pasture
Whether cereal plant forages are grazed out, hayed or harvested as wheatlage this year, the goal is to timely plant subsequent summer annuals between mid-May to mid-June for optimizing yields.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Wheat Grazing vs. Grain Value, Choosing Summer Forage

May 16, 2023
This week — Recommendations for producers considering wheat for forage, including varieties and planting timelines for summer annual grasses, plus tips on control measures for poison hemlock.

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