CropWatch April 12, 2013: Index of Articles
Tuning up your precision agriculture technologies preseason can help ensure accurate results and data during the season. (File photo by Joe Luck)
April 12, 2013
- Finding Success with Water-Limited Corn Following Drought. If you're planting corn dryland or expect limited water this season, check these recommendations for seeding rates for western, central, and eastern Nebraska.
- Reduced Row Spacing and Yield. A UNL soil scientist responds to a farmer's question: Can I increase irrigated corn population and yield by planting in 15-inch rows? If so, by how much?
- Answer your questions with on-farm research through the On-Farm Research Network.
- Widespread Moisture Lowers Drought Severity; More Snow/Rain Ahead. An exceptionally strong and slow weather system moved through the central US this week, bringing the most significant and widespread moisture Nebraska has experienced in over a year. While you can't escape drought with a single rain, soil moisture is at field capacity in the top 1-2 feet in much of the state. More snow and rain lies ahead for next week.
- How Snowy, How Rainy, How Cold did it Get? It varied, by the numbers.
- CW Soil Temperatures Updated Daily at Midnight. Soil temperatures can fluctuate a lot in the early spring and this year is no exception. CW soil temperature maps and tables are updated daily and the average for the week, departure from normal; high and low temps, and the soil temperature taken at midnight. Today's temps are in the 30s.
- Update and Calibrate your Precision Ag Systems. With planting delayed, this is the perfect time to make sure your precision agriculture systems are current and ready to perform when you need them.
Alfalfa & Pasture Production
Mobile Apps for Ag
- University of Missouri Offers Weed ID App. While designed to aid in the identification of weeds common to Missouri, growers, particularly in southeast Nebraska, may find this helpful for their scouting as well.
- CT Scans Shed Light on Vascular Systems in Plants, which may lead to the development of more drought-tolerant plants.
UNL IANR & Extension Programs
- UNL Larsen Museum to Host Tractor Show April 13
- Field Crop Scout Training May 7 at UNL ARDC; Register Now
- North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Course Registration Open
- LEAD Fellowship Applications Available for Group 33