CropWatch July 19, 2013 - Index of Articles
Wheat harvest at a UNL research farm in eastern Nebraska where a low cutting height is being used as part of a study. (Photo by Paul Jasa)
July 19, 2013
- Using Your Irrigation Flow Meter for Better Decision Making. A new CropWatch Web app for irrigation can help you track seasonal and multi-year water use and evaluate pumping plant performance.
- Avoid Insurance Applications of Insecticides in Corn and Soybeans. Banks grass mites have recently been reported in central and western Nebraska and two-spotted spider mites are in Gage County. Control options should consider the value of natural predators.
- Hail and Fungicides Update (Iowa State University). If your crop was recently damaged by hail, a fungicide treatment may help protect wounded plants from fungal diseases and potential yield loss.
- State Climatologist: Nebraskans May Have to Prepare for Dry Rest of the Summer (Links to IANR News). Earlier rains were good for topsoil, but soil moisture is lacking at deeper levels.
Alfalfa & Hay Production
- Why Did Some 1st Cutting Alfalfa Test so Low This Year?
- Tips for Harvesting Summer Annual Grasses for Hay. Cut it early, cut it high, and crimp it
- Herbicide-Resistant Weed Field Days August 6-7. Learn now how to can counter this potentially devastating development.
- August Field Days on Identifying and Managing SCN. It's estimated that Nebraska soybean growers lost over $45 million due to soybean cyst nematode damage last year.
- USDA NASS: 70% of Topsoil and 75% of Subsoil Moisture Short to Very Short (July 22, 2013)
- USDA NASS: Soybean Progress Near Average; Corn Silking Lags (July 15, 2013)
- FSA-Approved Counties for CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing