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Wheat Update

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:37

Wheat Disease Update

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:31
Figure 1. A grower’s wheat field in Webster County with low disease levels on May 23. (Photos by Stephen Wegulo)

Considerations After The Final Corn Planting Date

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:03
If wet conditions kept you from getting all your corn planted by May 25 — the crop insurance final planting date for Nebraska corn — there are other options to consider, each of which may affect insurance payments differently.

Seed Supply of Summer Annual Forages May be Short

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:00
Several factors this spring may be limiting alfalfa and hay production, making summer annual forages a good option to ensure livestock feed is available later. If you're consider this, be sure to obtain the seed you want before supplies tighten.

Wheat Variety Tour June 13 Near Fairbury

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:00
The first of the 2019 Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tours will be held Thursday, June 13, north of Fairbury. Growers and agribusiness are invited to view and compare current varieties and experimentals and hear presentations by wheat researchers.

Scout Emerging Corn for Insects; Don’t Assume Protection

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:33
As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs, or other insects.

Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics this June

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:54
Meet one-on-one with an ag attorney or ag financial counselor at one of the

New Crops and Water Educator in Northeast Nebraska

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:37
Mitiku Mamo Welcome to Mitiku Mamo, the new Nebraska Extension educator for water and cropping systems in northeast Nebraska. His office will be in Dixon County at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord.

Only 27% of Corn, 7% of Soybean Emerged

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:03
Photo by Nathan Mueller With several sunny days last week planting progressed with 70% of corn and 40% of soybeans now planted. Continued progress will likely be delayed in many areas where there was rain and even snow early this week.

Cheatgrass Management Field Tour June 6 at Scottsbluff

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:00
A tour of cheatgrass management trials being conducted at the university's Panhandle Experimental Rangeland will be Thursday, June 6. A tour of cheatgrass management trials will be 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 6 at the University of Nebraska's Panhandle Experimental Rangeland.

UNL Ag Economics Names Chair of International Trade and Finance

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:53
John Beghin, new Michael Yanney Chair of International Trade and Finance John Beghin has been named the Michael Yanney Chair of International Trade and Finance. An expert in international agriculture and food-markets economics, he is the former director of Iowa State University's Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.

Levels of Wheat Diseases Low, But Likely to Increase

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:55
Figure 1. A healthy looking grower’s wheat field in Red Willow County on May 14. Most fields surveyed May 13-16 in the southeast, south central, southwest, and southern Panhandle regions of Nebraska looked like this. A survey of wheat fields May 13-16 in the southeast, south central, southwest, and southern Panhandle regions of Nebraska revealed trace to low levels of disease, with most fields a luxuriant green with a high yield potential.

Project Asks – Can Farmers Produce Rubber from Dandelions?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:15
Figure 1. Nevin Lawrence, integrated weed management specialist, shows an individual rubber dandelion plant in the greenhouse at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Panhandle Research and Extension Center. (Photos by David Ostdiek)

Fertilizing Cool-Season Grasses in May

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:09