CropWatch August 31, 2012: Index of Stories
Wheat Seed Treatments
August 31, 2012
- Fertilizer Options for Dryland Wheat: Is Wait-and-See a Good Plan?
- Grasshopper Management Considerations in Emergent Winter Wheat. New wheat has limited foliage and grasshoppers can quickly clip it back completely. UNL entomologists describe how to reduce the risk.
- Use of Fungicide Seed Treatments to Improve Wheat Health. Using clean, certified winter wheat seed is a form of insurance against disease that's worth the initial investment, says UNL Plant Pathologist Stephen Wegulo.
- Guides to Winter Wheat Variety Selection
- 2012 Corn Yield Potential Forecast Based on Aug. 27 Hybrid-Maize Simulation. Yield projections for irrigated corn are just 2-8% below long-term average; dryland projections fall 22%-67% below long-term average.
- Extra "Dusty" Conditions in Corn This Year due to Fungi. Has a cloud of black, sooty dust been following your combine? UNL Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson says it's likely spores from a common fungi that increased due to recent rains.
- Labs Certified by GIPSA for Alflatoxin Testing
- USDA Risk Management Agency Updates Aflatoxin Resources
Harvest & Grain Storage
- Steps to Avoid Fire Hazards During Harvest. Red flag warnings were issued for most of Nebraska Thursday amid high temperatures, high winds, and low humidity conditions. Extension Engineer Joe Luck outlines steps you can take to limit the risk of combine fires.
- Recommendations for Storing Drought-stressed Corn. Manage moisture and temperature to reduce the risk of grain loss from mold.
IANR & Extension Programs and Resources
- Market Journal Looks at Drought Effects and National Forecasts for High Farm Income
- Reminder: Crop Water Use and Drought-Tolerant Crops Among Timely Topics at Sept. 13 Field Day
- Southeast Nebraska Tour Features Diversified Ag Operations. From orchards to vineyards to high tunnel vegetables and melons to grass-fed dairy and soy-free pastured pork, poultry.
- See DroughtResources.unl.edu for comprehensive information for farm, home, ranch, and landscapes.
- USDA NRCS: Drought Can Create Conservation Plan Compliance Issues. Some exceptions may be allowed for minimal crop residue due to drought conditions.
USDA is forecasting 2012 net farm income at $122.2 billion, a 3.7% increase from last year. Tina Barrett, executive director of the Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., talks about how drought relates to the projected income.