CropWatch July 3, 2014
Corn field south of Snyder in northeast Nebraska is 6-foot tall by the Fourth of July. (Photo by Nathan Mueller)
July 3, 2014
- Cover Crops for Storm-Damaged Fields. In barren, storm-damaged fields, cover crops can help protect and nurture the soil for the next crop season.
- Post-Hail Assessment: The Benefits of Patience. View crop photos after hail in west central Nebraska and almost two weeks later as they recover.
- Soybean Storm Damage and Crop Insurance Options. Considering replanting? Here's what you need to know when visiting with your crop insurer.
- Counties Designated as Natural Disaster Areas
- Additional Storm Damage and Storm Recovery Information
- Corn Foliar Fungicide Trial Summaries. Recent weather has contributed to an increase in corn disease and scouting is recommended. If you're considering a fungicide application, you'll want to see results of corn fungicide trials in Nebraska and other states.
- Take this quick, 2-question CW Fungicide Survey
- Western Corn Rootworm Beetles are Emerging in southeast Nebraska and would be expected to emerge somewhat later in northeastern and western Nebraska.
- Volunteer Corn in Soybean: Impact and Management. Why early season control of volunteer corn is important to avoid yield losses. It also may lessen rootworm problems in the future.
- Bacterial Blight in Soybeans. Frequent storms and cooler conditions have resulted in bacterial blight of soybean being common in Nebraska soybean fields.
- Use UNL's SoyWater to Schedule Irrigation, Guide Decision-Making. Get the most from your irrigations with SoyWater, an easy to use, field-specific irrigation management tool.
- Extension Field Report. Photos and reports from several sites.
- Impact of June 30 Acreage Report
- 2014 Nebraska Farmland Values and Rental Rates
- June 30 USDA Report: Planted Acres Down for Corn, Up for Soybeans
Research & AgNews
- 68 High School Teachers Attend UNL Extension Excellence in Ag Sciences Conference to get research-based, cutting edge information, technology, and tools on ag water management.
- Unmanned Aircraft Offer Ag Potential; Illegal for Business, Commercial Use
- Research Finds New Plant Defense Mechanism to Insect Feeding. Plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and produce a plant chemical defense.
- Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management Field Days July 9 (Fremont) and July 10 (Lincoln). Register by July 7.
- Grain Engulfment Rescue Training Workshops July 7, 8
- July & August UNL Crop Diagnostic Clinics Offer Unique Training Opportunities. Update your skills at UNL Extension midsummer crop diagnostic, precision agriculture, and soil and water clinics.
- Combustible Grain Dust Prevention Workshop July 31