CropWatch June 15, 2012: Index of Stories
Last week crop water use in this York County field was about double what it was last year at this time. Rather than use last year's calendar as a reference for your irrigation scheduling, measure crop water use in the field, as shown here, or access the online network where growers report their field data. See more.
June 15, 2011
- Rains Welcomed, but Likely Not Enough. Additional timely precipitation will be critical for alleviating moisture stress as Nebraska's corn crop approaches pollination. Check out the maps to see who's dry and who's not. Lawrence tops the list for Thursday with 4.66 inches; many sites had more than 2 inches.
- Crop Water Use Almost Double What it Was This Time Last Year. Base irrigation on crop stage and actual crop water use, not the calendar.
- Twospotted Spider Mites Early, Already in Southeast Nebraska Soybeans. Spider mites are more typical of the hot, dry days of mid to late summer, but this year they've already caused enough damage in some Richardson County fields to require replanting.
- As the Dry Weather Continues, so Will Insect Problems in the Panhandle. Put grasshoppers, thrips, and mites on your scouting radar and be prepared for some bypassing border rows if conditions are too dry.
Vertebrate Management—Protecting Your Harvest
- Potential Impacts of Rodents on Stored Grain
- Exclusion: A Non-toxic Way to Reduce Rodent Damage to Stored Grain
- Using Toxicants to Manage Rodent Damage to Stored Grain
UNL IANR & Extension
- New Panhandle Extension Educator to Focus on Ag Economics
- Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management Field Days July 11, 12. Register by July 6.
- Market Journal looks at Effects of Dry Conditions on Grain Prices. View this and other segments online.
- IANR Opens Office in China for Joint Research and Faculty, Student Exchanges
- UNL, Brazilian University Sign New Agreement for Student, Faculty Exchanges