CropWatch July 27, 2012 - Index of Stories
More than 64% of Nebraska is now in extreme or exceptional drought, a significant increase from just 4.9% last week. See related stories in this week's CropWatch, on the CW Drought page, and on UNL DroughtResources.unl.edu.
This year's conditions are optimal for the sunflower head moth, which is being found in unusually high numbers in the Panhandle. Growers are urged to scout for them and be prepared to treat if they reach threshold levels. See more. Also, insect feeding can open the door to Rhizopus head rot.
July 27, 2012
Spider Mites a Problem?
Spider mite flare-ups are being reported in south central Nebraska. For treatment information see:
Crop Production in Drought
- Consider Herbicide Restrictions with Drought-Damaged Corn or Soybeans
- Salvaging Soybeans as Hay or Silage
- Harvesting Corn Residue through Grazing or Baling
- Making Silage? Take Time to Protect your Investment
- See DroughtResources.unl.edu, a one-stop site for drought related information for the ranch, farm, and home
- CropWatch Drought Information
- Market Journal Looks at Crop Insurance, Grain Prices, and the Weather
- Frequently Asked Questions about Crop Insurance and Drought-Damaged Crops (USDA RMA)
- Drought Intensifies in Nebraska, Central U.S.
- Week to End with Cooler Temperatures; Chance for Rain Next Week
- Tax Consequences to Drought (FSA Nebraska)
- Nebraska Approved Statewide for Haying and Grazing of CRP
IANR & Extension Programs
Market Journal host Jeff Wilkerson talks with Art Barnaby, Kansas State University ag economist, about the role of crop insurance in a year of devastating losses, explaining its use and structure and setting straight concerns about its stability. See additional MJ segments at MarketJournal.unl.edu.