CropWatch August 9, 2013 - Index of Articles
Hail and high winds pummeled fields in north central, south central, and northeast Nebraska in the last week. This week's CropWatch examines several options availble to growers to harvest as much value as possible from these fields.
August 9, 2013
After the Storm — Options for Corn and Soybean
- Planting Cover Crops into Storm-Damaged Fields. Cover crops offer a number of benefits to hailed corn and soybean fields. Consider potential herbicide carryover and the unique attributes of various cover crops when selecting seed.
- Tips for Planting Fall Forages and Other Salvage Uses. Timing and crop selection are critical to making the best use of the rest of the season for forage production.
- Southern Rust and the Dilemma of Managing Storm-Damaged Corn. There are conflicting results among researchers on the value of a preventative fungicide treatment in damaged corn. See more on this and the status of corn diseases across the state.
- Forage Options with Damaged Corn. While chopping silage is one of the most common solutions for storm-damaged corn, standing corn is likely now at 80% moisture. Learn how much grain or hay it takes to lower moisture to just 70%.
- Flying Turnips or Rye into Corn and Beans. When successful, turnips or rye can provide more grazing days and extra protein when residue quality diminishes.
- Stem and Root Rots Are Appearing in Soybeans a little earlier than usual this year. Learn how to differentiate these diseases from SDS and to plan for management.
- Disease Reports by District for Corn and Soybean. Those confirmed by the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic July 26-August 9.
- Field Reports from Extension Educators. Reports of welcome moisture, storm damage, and other issues.
- USDA NASS Crop Report: Corn Just Entering the Dough Stage
- New Insecticide Mode of Action Phone App. Easy-to-use, searchable, downloadable app provides easy access to information on active ingredients and Modes of Action to help you rotate your insecticide use.
IANR & Extension Programs
- Reminder: Soybean Management Field Days are next week in Minden (August 13); York (August 14); Pierce (August 15); and Waterloo (August 16).
- Market Journal: Sandell Tackles Management of Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds
- West Central Crops and Water Field Day Aug. 22