CropWatch May 4, 2012 - Index of Stories
More than 50% of the state's corn had been planted as of Monday with about 5% having emerged. Planters were rolling where possible, but rains in south central and eastern Nebraska slowed progress some. (See an array of crop and field shots in this week's Crop Updates. (Photo by Jenny Rees)
May 4, 2012
- Freeze hits Northern Panhandle; More Expected Tonight (May 8, 2012)
- Related Publication: Freeze Injury to Nebraska Wheat (EC132) looks at how to assess damage at various growth stages.
- Wheat Disease Update: Risk of Scab Increases with Rains. A survey of fields in western Nebraska finds diseases developing in what appear to be healthy fields. Growers are encouraged to continue careful scouting in the field.
- List of Wheat Fungicides, Efficacy, and Preharvest Intervals
- Nebraska Corn at Elevated Risk for Stewart's Wilt and Flea Beetle Damage. An unusually warm winter likely means a higher survival of the insect that vectors Stewart's Wilt.
- Scout Emerged Corn for Early Season Insects. As corn emerges, be on the look-out for cutworms, wireworms, and white grubs. Scout even if you planted Bt hybrids or treated seed since high insect numbers can still overwhelm these protective measures.
- Kill Cereal Rye Early to Avoid Problems from Its Allelopathic Effect
Alfalfa & Forage Production
- In Word and Photo: Crop and Field Reports from Across the State
- Corn Planting Midway; Soybean Planting Started
IANR & Extension Resources
- UNL Mapping Panhandle Aquifer in Search of Uranium. Could mining offer a new revenue stream in western Nebraska?
|UNL Extension Plant Pathologist Stephen Wegulo discusses what he found during a survey of western Nebraska wheat fields this week.|