CropWatch May 18, 2012
In south central Nebraska, pivots are running to aid soybean emergence in fields where soil crusting is hampering emergence. With uneven stands and reduced emergence, is replanting warranted? This week's story looks at current conditions and field research on yields from reduced stands to answer the question.
May 18, 2012
Rootworm Egg Hatch has Begun in Southeast Nebraska. This year corn, especially continuous corn, could be attacked at a very early growth stage by rootworm larvae. We may even see adults by mid-June. If corn has not silked when adults begin emerging, they will feed on corn leaves.
- Wheat Disease Update: Increased Levels of Leaf Rust
- Freeze Hits Wheat Just as Heads Emerging: Assessing Damage to Your Crop
- Tour on Breeding and Growing Organic Wheat for Bread June 11
Dry Bean Production
- Nebraska Field Updates
- Planting Surges Ahead with Warm, Dry Conditions, LIttle Rain (May 14, 2012)
- USDA to Collect Crop Acreage Data in Early June
- From KSU: Dry Conditions Add to Wheat Stress in Western, Central Kansas
IANR & Extension Programs
- Southeast Nebraska Wheat Variety Tour May 29 near Wilber includes 30 varieties and an evening meal.
- Water for Food Conference Features Global Perspectives. More than 40 international speakers will address issues of water, food production, and food security at this Lincoln conference May 30-June. Don't miss this opportunity in your backyard.
- Applications for LEAD Fellowships Due by June 15