CropWatch May 31, 2013 - Index of Articles
Wheat Disease Alert Leaf rust pustules are evident on this wheat leaf when held up to sunlight. With widespread rain in eastern Nebraska, wheat growers should be scouting for disease and ready to protect the flag leaf and potential yield, if necessary. See reports and video below.
May 31, 2013
- Considerations for Delayed Soybean Planting. What changes can help you get the most soybean yield possible, and which might sacrifice potential yield?
- Are Soybean Inoculants Recommended after Drought?
- Take Precautions when Applying UAN and Residual Herbicides on Emerged Corn. With fewer days than normal suitable for field work this spring, growers and applicators may want to compress multiple operations into a single trip. What should you consider?
- Forecasting Stalk Borer Growth Stage
- Effects of Flooding or Ponding on Young Corn. With recent heavy downpours, some growers are looking at ponded corn and questioning its survival. Check out this article by Bob Nielsen, agronomist at Purdue University, on the Corny News Network.
Join Extension Educator Jenny Rees as she scouts a wheat field in Nuckolls County. (Video by Extension Intern Rachel Stevens)
- Wheat Disease Update: Conditions Elevate Risk of Wheat Scab. Wet conditions in eastern Nebraska are favorable for rapid development and spread of rusts and fusarium head blight (wheat scab).
- Wheat Condition Reports and Photos from Across the State
- Adult Wheat Stem Sawflies Have Begun to Emerge
- Five UNL Wheat Plot Tours Set for June. View current and experiment wheat lines in dryland and irrigated systems.
- Crop Reports and Field Photos
- NASS Nebraska Crop Report: Planters Press to Get 81% of Soybean Crop in the Ground (June 3, 2013)
Soil Nutrient Management
- Tools to Help Optimize Limited Water Supplies for Crop Production. Despite recent rains, most of the state remains in some state of drought. Effective water management will be key to producing the most yield possible.
- Irrigation Key Difference Between High and Low Ag Incomes in 2012. Learn what the most successful producers are doing to optimize family income.
- Free Farm Finance Clinics for June
- Market Journal Looks at How Planting Delays May Shift Grain Markets
- Android Version Added for UNL Crop Water App. Track and chart water sensor data from the field.
Extension & Other Ag Programs
- Register Now for 2013 High Plains Cropping School on Sugarbeets. Advance registration deadline is June 10.
- NRCS Conservation Stewardship Sign-up Underway