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Agronomy Youth Field Day August 7 in Curtis

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:21
Figure 1. Extension Educator Chuck Burr demonstrating to youth how a crop moisture sensor works in a field of corn.

Strategies for Handling Wheat Grain Affected by Fusarium Head Blight

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:29
Figure 1. A Nebraska wheat field with severe Fusarium head blight.

Prevented Planting and Cover Crops

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:17
Figure 1. This wheat field just off the Cedar River near Fullerton has 4-6 inches of sediment from spring flooding. Prevented planting and cover crops can help protect against soil erosion and provide feed for cattle. (Photo by Megan Taylor)

Industrial Hemp Production in Nebraska

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:02
Under the 2019 Nebraska Hemp Farming Act, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) may license persons to cultivate, handle or process hemp under an expanded NDA hemp pilot program. Individuals may apply to NDA by 5 p.m. Friday, June 28 for hemp cultivation licenses under the pilot program.

Does Your Corn Need Added Nitrogen? On-farm Research can Help Evaluate the Need

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:19
In-season nitrogen (UAN) is applied to corn in an on-farm research study. For fields with suspected nitrogen loss, on-farm research is a great way to evaluate in-season N rates and recommendation approaches. (Photo by Richard Ferguson)

Needs of producers using integrated cropping and cattle systems

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:07

Five focus groups with 43 innovative producers were held in Lincoln, Norfolk, Holdrege, Broken Bow, and Scottsbluff. These producers were asked to discuss barriers, and research needs regarding integrated cow/calf and cropping systems.

Five common items were identified as either an education or research gap by each focus group:

Soybean Gall Midge Emergence Update in Nebraska

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:06
Soybean gall midge numbers continue to increase at a number of monitoring sites in the state.

Moisture Continues to Favor Development of Wheat Diseases

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:57
Figure 1 (l). Fusarium head blight in a grower’s field in Jefferson County on June 16 Figure 2 (r). A lush green grower’s wheat field in Box Butte County on June 20.

Nebraska FSA Extends Prevented Planting Deadline to July 15

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:22
Figure 1. Due to March flooding and heavy May rains, some fields won't be planted this year. FSA asks that fields that won't be planted be reported as soon as possible and by the July 15 deadline.

8 Points to Success With Postemergence Herbicide Applications

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 14:20
Many crop fields did not get the early-season residual herbicides they usually would, placing a heavier reliance on post-emergence programs this year. Following these eight guidelines can help assure safe, effective POST applications that minimize the potential for off-site contamination.

UNL-TAPS Field Tour this Thursday, June 27

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:47
View the variable rate irrigation system and the subsurface drip irrigation system at the UNL-TAPS Field Tour on Thursday, June 27, and talk with contest participants and staff about this year's contest.

Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics this July

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:30
Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers at six sessions across the state in July. These are not group sessions, but rather are confidential one-on-one meetings with an agricultural financial counselor or agricultural law attorney.

Extension Crop Reports June 18-21, 2019

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:45
Thistle caterpillar on a soybean leaf in south central Nebraska. (Photo by Ron Seymour)

Soybean Gall Midge Emergence Continues in the Nebraska

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:21
Figure 1. Male soybean gall midge (left) and female soybean gall midge (right). Female has a point abdomen due to its ovipositor whereas males have a clasping organ at the end of the abdomen. Males are of no threat to this year’s soybean crop. Emergence of soybean gall midge continues to increase in eastern Nebraska. Traps are being monitored daily and will be reported to allow growers to plan insecticide application for highest efficacy.

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