CropWatch April 4, 2014
Weather & Climate
- Early Spring Temperatures 2-3 Weeks Behind Normal. State Climatologist Al Dutcher sees continued cool temperatures and planting delays, with little or no prospect for temperatures over 70° for two weeks.
- Growing Degree Day (GDD) Accumulations Across Nebraska Corresponding to Low, Medium, and High Freeze Risk. See season long GDD accumulations by county and freeze risk type.
- Pre-Season Technology Checks: GPS Offset Settings for Automatic Section Control Systems. Learn why it's important to start with accurate ASC measurements to get accurate planting and chemical applications.
- New Crop Herbicide Products for 2014. Formulations, descriptions, and modes of action to help you plan early spring weed control.
- Agri-Chemical Guide for Popcorn Released. Products registered for use on popcorn or in popcorn storage facilities.
- Grain Marketing and Soybean Planting Recommendations Lead This Week's Stories. Other segments look at the ethanol market and the forecast for the next week.
Alfalfa & Forage Production
- Options for Fertilizing Pastures. Time your fertilizer application to get growth when you can best use it.
- Introducing New UNL Agronomist Patricio Grassini. Watch for his upcoming articles related to corn yields in Nebraska.
- Beef Specialist Jack Whittier to Lead UNL Panhandle R&E Center at Scottsbluff
- 2014 Planting Forecast: Nebraska Corn Acres Drop 6%; Soybean Acres up 13%. Nationally, corn acres are down 4%, soybeans are up 6%, and wheat is down 1%.
- Ag Finance and Legal Assistance Clinics in April. Make an appointment for a confidential consult.