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USDA NASS Predicts 8% Increase for Winter Wheat Crop

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 10:19
Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 winter wheat crop is forecast at 36.7 million bushels, up 8% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service

Stripe Rust Confirmed in 11 Counties in Southeast and South Central Nebraska

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 16:17
Figure 1 and 2: (Left) Figure 1. A grower’s wheat field in excellent condition in Adams County on May 12. (Right) Figure 2. Stripe rust in a grower’s field in Adams County on May 12.

Wheat Variety Trial Field Tours June 8-17 Across Nebraska

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 14:36
The wheat variety trial field tours will be in seven locations across Nebraska, from Fairbury to Hemingford, from June 8-17.

FarmBits Podcast: Nitrogen Roots

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 13:54
Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

Results from Interseeding Cover Crops into Corn or Soybean

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:51
Figure 1. In 2019 in York County (left), the grower built his own interseeder and tested a nitrogen mix (4 lb/ac crimson clover, 3 lb/ac red clover, 2 lb/ac yellow sweet clover, 4 lb/ac Winterhawk annual ryegrass, 1.5 lb/ac impact forage collards, 1.5 lb/ac Trophy rapeseed) vs. diversity mix (2 lb/ac red clover, 2.5 lb/ac Hubam white seed clover, 4 lb/ac Winterhawk annual ryegrass, 1 lb/ac purple top turnip, 3 lb/ac golden flax, 0.5 lb/ac phacelia Angelia, 0.5 lb/ac chicory) interseeded at V5-V6 corn vs. check treatment. Seward County (right), a Hagie was used to broadcast interseed 10 lb/ac red clover and 5 lb/ac buckwheat into V6 corn vs. check treatment.

Water Law 101: Part 6, Sharing Water with Other States and Water Use within the State

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:52
Smith Falls on the Niobrara River, Cherry County, Nebraska. (Photo by Gary Stone)

#NField Observations for May 2021

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:50
This week, Extension Educator Ben Beckman describes his favorite method for testing the firmness of seedbeds prior to planting grass or alfalfa.

FarmBits Podcast: Taking a Stand (Count)

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:39
Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

Wheat Disease Update

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 13:45
Figure 1. A healthy-looking grower’s wheat field in Jefferson County on May 5.

Interseeding Cover Crops into Corn and Soybean: What We’ve Learned

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 11:27
Cover crops interseeded into V4 corn in June 2020 and successive growth. (Photos by Steve Melvin and Jenny Rees)

TAPS Turns Five

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:08

Extension Marks 61 Years of Weed Guide with User Survey

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 14:42
Figure 1: Weed Guide customers across the USA (data from UNL Marketplace, 2019). (Photo by Stevan Knezevic)

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