CropWatch August 30, 2013 -- Index of Articles
A lack of nodules on soybean roots can lead to a lack of yield due to restricted nitrogen uptake.
August 30, 2013
- Check Soybean Nodulation to Determine Inoculant Efficacy. If you notice areas of your soybean field aren’t producing as well as you would expect, dig up some roots. Poorly nodulated roots may mean these plants aren’t getting the nutrients they need to produce top yields. (See this week's Market Journal on YouTube for a related segment.)
- Bayer CropScience and UNL to Collaborate on Developing New Soybean Varieties. This university-industry collaboration focuses on UNL’s soybean germplasm, the genetic material used to develop new soybean varieties.
- Common Bunt of Wheat. This year a number of wheat growers had their grain rejected at the elevator due to common bunt. Selecting the right seed and seed treatment this fall is the best offense against this threat. Authors also address concerns regarding feeding this grain to livestock.
- Updated ACRE Analysis for 2012 and 2013. Participation in the federal ACRE program is studied, including what it's meant for previous participants, projections for 2013, and how a new farm bill might affect it.
- Irrigated Corn Condition Above Average, but Growth Still Lags. About 30% of the corn crop had dented, as of this week's USDA NASS report, behind the average of 52%. Irrigated corn condition is 81% good or excellent, while dryland is 44% good or excellent. Soybean rated 72% good or excellent.
UNL Ag Research
- UNL Research: Grain Sorghum Lipids Can Lower Cholesterol, Intestinal Inflammation. It's working in mice. Now UNL researchers are trying to figure out how this works so food products can be developed to manage these conditions in humans.
- Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour September 6. Visit four stops showcasing diversified and sustainable agriculture and enjoy lunch at a historical park.
- Nebraska LEAD Announces 2013-15 Fellows. LEAD Fellows will participate in 12 monthly three-day seminars across Nebraska, a 10-day national study/travel seminar and a 14-16 day international study/travel seminar.