CropWatch May 9-16, 2014
A pile of grain stands where there once was a grain bin near Cordova in Fillmore County following May 11 storms. (Photo by Brandy VanDeWalle)
- Flooding and Corn Survival. Several factors affect survival of flooded corn prior to 6th leaf stage, including air temperature and duration of flooding. This week's cool temperatures may aid survival.
- Early Season Flooding and Soybean Survival. Research findings on the survival of germinating soybean and that in the early-vegetative development stages in saturated soils.
- Time to Dig in and Evaluate Need for Replanting. It's time to get in the field and assess crop emergence. See what to scout for, how to assess stands, and factors to consider when deciding whether to replant.
- Recommended Resources on Frost Damage in Corn and Soybeans
- Assessing Freeze Injury to Wheat.Winter wheat's behind-normal growth stage may have helped it escape major injury from this week's low temperatures.
- Crop Insurance and Replant Decisions. Reviews RMA replant payment guidelines and provides a sample calculation for a storm-damaged field.
- Understanding and Calculating Farm Casualty Losses. What are casualty losses and what are the financial implications for taxes, decision-making.
- Extension Storm, Crop and Field Reports from Across the State
- What research-based, cropping systems information are you looking for now and what do you think you'll need in the future? Please take a few moments to take this short survey assessing current and future needs. Information provided will influence the future direction of UNL Extension programming and research.
- Tips for Applying Soil Residual Herbicides after Corn Emergence
- Scout Corn: High Insect Numbers Can Overwhelm Even the Best Defenses
- Wheat Disease Update; Scout Fields for Early Disease Detection
- 2014 Nebraska Wheat Crop Forecast to be Up 40% from 2013
- Market and Financial Outlook for Production Ag in Nebraska
- 2014 Farm Custom Rate Survey Results Now Available
Alfalfa & Forage Production
- USDA NASS: Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition (May 12, 2014)
- Extension Crop Reports & Weather Forecast (May 6, 2014)
- USDA NASS: Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition (May 5, 2014)
IANR & Extension Resources
- Market Journal: Ag Director Ibach on Ag Census Results (5/9/2014)
- UNL Farm Custom Rate Publications Revised
Planting season ...
isn't just for producers, it is also the time for research personnel to plant "crops" for research projects. Extension Entomologist Jeff Bradshaw and his staff plant sugar beets in one of the plots at the Panhandle REC to study sugar beet root aphid. (Source: Gary Stone, UNL PHREC Extension Educator)