Sept. 5, 2014
CropWatch Sept. 5, 2014
- Be sure to stop by UNL's Big Red Husker building on the south side of the HHD showground at Lot 321 to view all new exhibits showcasing how UNL Extension is "Always Looking Forward." From UAVs to digital diagnostics to new ag climate tools for producers, see what's coming for Nebraska agriculture and Extension Learn more.
- 2014 Forecasted Corn Yields Based on Aug. 30 Hybrid-Maize Model Simulations. Median forecasted averages expected to be near average or above at all Nebraska sites. Frost concerns continue for northern sites.
- Flooded Fields and Diseases to Expect in Corn. With continued wet conditions, stalk and ear rots are increasing. Minimize harvest losses by assessing extent of damage and harvesting worst fields first.
- 2014 Corn Harvest Marketing Decisions. What are the best options and what should growers be tracking when marketing this crop.
- Managing Soybean Harvest Timing, Moisture to Improve Yield. Selling beans at less than optimal moisture can quickly reduce profits.
- Winter Wheat Varieties for the Nebraska Panhandle. Three-year average yields for varieties tested in western Nebraska under rainfed and irrigated conditions.
- View feature segments: market analysis, soybean disease update, selecting soybean seed for 2015, 2014 Nebraska farm incomes, and the weather forecast for the week.
- Sales Tax Exemption for Ag Repair Parts, This week's Cornhusker Economics article discusses the new law, qualifying assets, and how to apply the exemption.
- NASS: Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report. Corn and soybean progress near average with slightly more than 70% of both crops in good to excellent condition.
- Reminder: Stored Grain Webinar Sept. 12. Information and integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for protecting stored grain.