May 3, 2013 - Index of Articles

CropWatch May 3, 2013 - Index of Articles

 Corn field planted earlier this week in Saunders County
This Saunders County field was planted to corn Wednesday (May 1), followed by rain and then snow on Thursday. See this week's story on how cold soil water can affect the imbibitional process in soybean.  (Photo by Mark Schroeder)

May 3, 2013

Wheat Production

  • Stripe Rust Confirmed in Wheat in Southeast Nebraska. On May 7 stripe rust was confirmed in research plots at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead. Weather conditions are currently favorable for rapid development and spread of this disease and fields should be scouted regularly. new
  • Scout Wheat Fields for Early Detection of Diseases.This week stripe rust was reported in southeast Kansas. Regular scouting of wheat fields for disease is critical in making timely decisions about fungicide application. 

Corn Production

Soybean Production

  • How Cold Stress Affects Soybean. Soybeans are likely to be affected if soil temperature was below 40°F during the first 24 hours after planting. Soil moisture may be a more important factor. Seeds sitting in cold, soggy soils for an extended time can substantively reduce soybean emergence.

Soil temperatures for AprilPlanting

Temperature prediction for MayWeather

UNL Water for Food Conference

Insect Management

  • The Miller Moth Returns. Larger populations of army cutworms are leading to a flush of miller moths in some parts of western Nebraska.

Alfalfa, Pastures & Forage

Farm Management