CropWatch June 27, 2014
Left: No-till soybean field in the Platte River bottom near Fremont, 30-inch rows, R1 growth stage. Right: Corn field near Hooper that was planted May 4 and hailed June 3. (Photos taken June 23 by Nathan Mueller)
June 27, 2014
- Leaf and Bacterial Diseases are Developing in Corn and weather conditions continue to be favorable for more disease development. See information, photos, and videos to help you assess your situation.
- Seedling Soybean Diseases Continue in Replant. When replanting, consider your field history and whether seed treatments may be necessary to thwart phytophthora and other seedling diseases.
- Wheat Disease Update. Disease levels were generally low during the latest field survey; however, wheat streak mosaic virus was high in two fields in Deuel County.
View selected segments from June 20 & June 27 shows:
- Charles Wortman, extension soils specialist, on nitrogen loss and iron chlorosis
- Loren Giesler, extension plant pathologist, on soybean diseases, particularly post-storm damage
- Tamra Jackson-Ziems, extension plant pathologist, on corn diseases, particularly post-storm damage
- Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag, on corn and soybean markets
- Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, on extreme June weather
- Al Dutcher, state climatologist, on the forecast for next week
- Start Scouting for Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa. They come in on southerly winds, such as we've had with recent storms, so be on the ready.
- Staying Safe When a Spray Rig Hits a Power Line. Staying safe may mean staying put until help arrives. Learn what to do when to avoid personal injury.
Websites & Apps
- VegScape — An Online Satellite-Based Vegetation Condition Tool. View changes in crop vegetation patterns such as where hail damage destroys plants.
- Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management Field Days July 9 (Fremont) and July 10 (Lincoln)
- July & August UNL Crop Diagnostic Clinics Offer Unique Training Opportunities. Update your skills at UNL Extension midsummer crop diagnostic, precision agriculture, and soil anjd water clinics.
- Combustible Grain Dust Prevention Workshop July 31