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2017 Corn Yield Forecasts as of September 20

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:24
Crop modelers wrap up their forecasts of rainfed and irrigated corn yields across the Corn Belt for 2017, noting above-average yields for about 80% of the irrigated sites and more than 60% of the rainfed sites. Irrigated yields ranged from 11%-17% over long-term averages at those sites and rainfed yields at those sites were 13%-40% above average. View data for all the sites.

Soybean Dry-Down in the Field

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:39

Tips for Pre-Tax Planning using Quicken Deluxe

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:26
Fall is a good time to start thinking ahead to your farm or ranch taxes. If you have your farm/ranch financial records entered in Quicken (Deluxe), there are some key reports to make your tax planning easier.

Forecast for End-of-Season Freeze Risk

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:29

Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:44
Nitrogen is a key factor in farm management and economics. One of the most expensive inputs for corn production, it can be easily lost to the environment in multiple forms and directions. One avenue for losing N, as nitrous oxide, has an impact on our climate as a greenhouse gas. Successful strategies for reducing N losses, especially as nitrous oxide, will benefit farmers and the environment.

Extension Crop Reports Sept. 18-22

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:44
Early sugar beet harvest at the Western Sugar Cooperative factory in Scottsbluff, where they will be processed into sugar. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Potato Production in Nebraska

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:23

Cover Crop Field Day Monday, Sept. 25 near Lincoln

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:39
Figure 1. Some of the six cover crop mixes featured on the Sept. 25 cover crop field day, each planted for a specific purpose. Diversity is important in cover crops to help feed the soil system. (Photo by Paul Jasa) View six cover crop mixes seeded after wheat harvest, each planted for a specific objective, as well as how fertilizer and biomass production varied among the mixes. Includes a no-till drill demonstration.

Market Journal on Grain Marketing, Soybean Harvest, Benefits of Grazing Cornstalks

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:28
Segments on this week's Market Journal look at recommendations for harvesting soybeans at optimum moisture, benefits of grazing cornstalks for both crop and livestock producers, the grain markets following this week's crop reports, and the forecast for next week.

Equipment Adjustments for Harvesting Soybeans at 13%-15% Moisture

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:38
When harvesting higher moisture soybeans, adjustments to your combine and your practices can help minimize challenges in the field, making it easier to achieve a recommended average soil moisture level of 13%.

Cover Crop Field Day and Tour Sept. 19 in Southeast Nebraska

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:38
Figure 1. At the Rob and Trent Bohling Farm near Johnson a cover crop mix of oats, turnips, radishes, and volunteer wheat was planted after wheat and is being compared with an area with no cover crop. The experiment is to evaluate and compare crop yields and soil properties among three systems: cover crops, cover crops followed by grazing, and no cover crop. (Photos by Gary Lesoing) a cover

New Nebraska Resource on Identifying Grass Weeds in Crops

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:44
Figure 1. This new Nebraska Extension circular offers information on distinguishing the major grasses found in Nebraska cropland when they're small and should be managed. (A) Auricles of Canada wildrye clasping the stem, and (B) ligule and auricles of Canada wildrye. A new Nebraska Extension guide shows how to identify and differentiate various grass weeds common to Nebraska agronomic fields.

Researching What Could be Tomorrow's Problem Corn Ear Pest

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:53
Nebraska and Brazilian entomology researchers have joined to study current and expected corn insect pests and how management strategies can be changed to address population shifts.