CropWatch March 30, 2012
March 30, 2012
- Leaf and Stripe Rusts Reported in Kansas: Scout Nebraska Wheat for Early Detection. Also, in Nebraska foliar wheat diseases including powdery mildew and fungal leaf spot have already been observed in southeast Nebraska.
- Two Cost Effective Tools to Improve Irrigation Efficiency — Order Now for Recommended Spring Installation. Add easy-to-use water monitors to tune-up your irrigation management and reduce fuel consumption and costs.
- Except for Iron and Zinc, Application of Micronutrients Often Not Warranted. Misapplication of micronutrients can result in toxicity.
Farm Management Technology
- Agriculture Apps for Your Mobile Devices. See what's available for farm records, nutrient management, corn production, and insect management.
- Q&A: Factors to Consider in Weed Mangement Strategies — Part II. Invasive and herbicide-resistant weeds pose challenges.
- How to Estimate Bushels in a Round Grain Bin. Not a math fan? Learn a quick tip for estimating stored bushels in your round grain bin.
- USDA: Nebraska March 1 Prospective Planting Report. At 10.3 million acres, Nebraska's corn acreage is expected to be the largest since 1933. Nationally, at 95.9 million acres, it would be the highest planted corn acreage sine 1937.
- Gene Helps with Multiple Leaf Diseases in Corn. USDA and university scientists identify gene that seems to confer resistance to gray leaf spot, northern leaf flight, and southern corn leaf blight.