Winter Wheat

Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Harvest Continues Near Average Pace, Slow Start for Winter Wheat Emergence

September 27, 2022
Harvest is progressing at average pace for all crops except dry edible beans, which continues to lag last year's harvest pace by 16%. Winter wheat emergence is also behind at 4% as of Sept. 25, compared to the average 15% for this time of year.

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Pasture in drought

Crop Progress: Half of Nebraska Pastures, Range Remain in ‘Very Poor’ Condition

September 21, 2022
With drought persisting across Nebraska, there has been no improvement to pasture and range conditions, which are currently 50% very poor. Crop conditions remained relatively stable as of Sept. 18. 

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Harvest Gets Underway for Corn, Sorghum, Dry Beans

September 15, 2022
Though the beginning of harvest for corn and sorghum is pacing on average, delays continue in dry edible bean production, which is currently 22% behind harvest in 2021.

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Cattle grazing cornstalks
Safely grazing drought-stressed cornstalks can be accomplished with an appropriate grazing plan and fencing precautions.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing High Nitrate Cornstalks, Late Summer Weed Control

September 14, 2022
Extension Educator Todd Whitney reveals techniques to safely graze drought-stressed cornstalks — plus, more on late summer weed control and planting small grains for spring forage.

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Wheat field

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Planting Begins in Nebraska

September 9, 2022
Crop conditions were holding steady as of Sept. 4, with winter wheat planting underway.

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Planting wheat

Planting Winter Wheat in Severe Drought: What are the Options?

September 7, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators outline options for seeding wheat with regard to soil moisture and precipitation, crop residue, soil type and other considerations.

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Fall Seed Guide cover

Fall 2022 Seed Guide Available

September 1, 2022
The 2022 Fall Seed Guide includes details on yield, protein, test weight, ratings for disease characteristics, location summaries and weather information from this year's winter wheat trials.

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Wheat field

Nebraska Crop Production Report for August

August 18, 2022
Based on Aug. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2022 crop production is forecast to be lower than last year's across the board, with the most substantial deficits in oats, alfalfa hay and winter wheat.

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