CropWatch August 1, 2014
August 1, 2014
- High Irrigated Corn-to-Soybean Ratio in Northeast Nebraska Calls for Research Targeted at Increasing On-Farm Irrigated Soybean Yields. A look at 2001-2013 irrigated soybean yields in northeast Nebraska showed they were consistently below the state average. What are the implications and how can researchers use the corn/soybean ratio to help identify trends and potential problems?
- Stink Bugs Reported in Corn and Soybeans. Entomologists urge you to continue scouting crops for insects. Cool temperatures have slowed plant growth this summer, which means plants may be vulnerable to insects longer than usual.
- Southern Rust Update in Nebraska. This week southern rust was confirmed in Nemaha, Pawnee, and Richardson counties in southeast Nebraska and in Clay County in south central Nebraska; last week it was confirmed in Otoe County.
- Dig Corn Roots to Evaluate Rootworm Management. Larval feeding should just be ending, making this a good time to assess your management program. Waiting too long may allow regrowth and require closer scrutiny of roots.
- Heavy Infestation of Wheat Stem Sawfly in the Nebraska Panhandle. Dryland wheat is most seriously affected but some level of infestation also occurs in irrigated wheat.
- Extension Crop Report, Clay County: Rust, drought stress
- USDA NASS Crop Conditions. Corn progress near average; soybean growth ahead of average.
- View segments on new soybean varieties, identifying southern rust, and Soybean Management Field Days.
IANR Extension Events
- Reminder: Wheat Production Workshop Aug. 4 at UNL Panhandle Center
- Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 12-15 at 4 Sites. View replicated research/demonstration plots addressing timely production issues and hear presentations on how to increase soybean production profits and stay competitive in a global marketplace.
- Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House Aug. 20. See presentations throughout the day on natural resource and cattle management.
- West Central Crops and Water Field Day Aug. 21 near Brule to showcase irrigation practices and cropping systems that maintain or increase crop production while conserving water.