CropWatch June 14, 2013 -- Index of Articles
Cool, Wet Conditions Lead to Crop Diseases
Ongoing rains and cool conditions in central to eastern Nebraska have led to some disease problems in corn, soybeans, and wheat. Accurate diagnosis this year can help with resistance selection for next year. See four related stories this week.
June 14, 2013
- Wheat Disease Update. Report from June 11 and June 13 wheat disease survey in central, south central, and southeast Nebraska.
- Bacterial Streak and Black Chaff in Wheat, two phases of the same disease, are more prevalent than usual this year, particularly in eastern Nebraska.
- Great Plains Wheat Breeders Discuss New Lines, Current Trials
- Wet, Cool Weather Favoring Early Season Soybean Diseases. Pythium has been identified in several poor soybean stands. If moisture and warmer conditions continue, watch for Phytophthora.
- Seedling Diseases Appearing in Corn. Cool, wet conditions are leading to the development of diseases caused by Pythium and less frequently, Fusarium.
- Watch for Alfalfa Weevil Adults on Regrowth. First cuttings of alfalfa are later than normal this year, likely leading to increased alfalfa weevil activity.
- Extension Crop and Field Reports
- USDA: Soybean Planting Nearly Done; 50% of State's Wheat Very Poor to Poor
- Plant Pathologist Discusses SCN Research; Experts Look at Factors Affecting Feed Supplies. View selected SCN segment below.
IANR & Extension Programs & Resources
- UNL Weed Science Field Day June 20 at Scottsbluff. View weed control trials in irrigation production of RR corn, conventional corn, RR sugarbeet, and RR alfalfa and research on alfalfa, sugarbeets, corn, and dry beans.
- Reminder: Invasive and Noxious Weeds Short Course June 25-27 at North Platte
- Southeast Nebraska Wheat Tour June 27 near Wilber. See 15 varieties, 19 experimentals, and hear from UNL experts and a panel of growers on how to improve your production.
- Reminder: Three UNL Wheat Plot Tours in the Panhandle June 25.
- South Central Weed Management Field Day July 2. See trials testing weed control in corn and soybean as well as treatments for glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed.
- Midsummer Crop Diagnostic Clinics July 17-18 at UNL ARDC featuring Bob Nielsen, Purdue University corn specialist, and pest and production specialists from UNL.