CropWatch Sept. 12, 2014
Corn and Soybean Production
- Why Soybean Variety is Critical to Improving Farm Yield. It's one of the first and most important decisions a grower makes and is key to managing several diseases.
- Frost/Freeze Effects on Corn and Soybean Plants. An agronomist looks at short-term and long-term effects of damage at current growth stages and how to identify damage.
- Ensuring Accurate Yield Monitor Data at Harvest. Check out these tips on calibrating your yield monitor and setting the header position for accurate data. Also see the new EC, Best Management Practices for Collecting Accurate Yield Data and Avoiding Errors during Harvest
- Potential for Frost, Followed by Extended Warmer Temperatures through the end of September should make for good harvest conditions in many areas.
- How Low Did it Go? A glimpse of snowy fields and a check of lows in western Nebraska.
- Guidelines for Harvesting Alfalfa During Winterization. A careful harvest will help assure your alfalfa stand for next year.
Dry Edible Bean Production
- View segments on the September crops report, soybean harvest recommendations, and near-term and harvest weather forecasts.
- USDA September Crop Production Report. Nationally, both the corn and soybean crops would set new yield records if projections hold true.
- USDA Weekly Crop Report. Corn and soybean conditions holds steady; 25% of state still short of moisture.
- Release of Climate Change Report Kicks off Heuermann Lectures Season. Don't miss this panel of experts on increased climate variability and the challenges and opportunities it brings for Nebraska.
- Agronomy Seminars Feature Range of Current Topics. Series starts Friday, Sept. 19, with Robert Wilson on the development of chicory as an alternate, industrial crop in Nebraska. Then Sept. 26 with Tom Hoegemeyer on the development of the seed corn industry.