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New NebGuide: Factors to Consider when Multiple Herbicide-Resistant Soybean Traits Coexist

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:11
Nebraska Extension has release a new NebGuide (G2326) to help growers understand the various herbicide-resistant soybean traits that are available commercially.

Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic – Updated Submission Procedures

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 14:06
As the growing season continues, the Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic is here to serve Nebraska growers by helping correctly identify weeds, insects, and plant diseases that are popping up.

2020 Corn Yield Forecasts: Approach and Interpretation of Results

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 13:19
The Yield Forecasting Center (YFC) will provide real-time information on corn phenology and forecasts of corn yield potential every three weeks, starting in mid-July, to aid growers and ag industry in making management, logistics, and marketing decisions through the 2020 season.

Scouting and Treatment Recommendations for Western Bean Cutworm

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 16:00
The first western bean cutworm moths were captured in University of Nebraska-Lincoln black light traps June 23 at North Platte, June 26 at Clay Center, and July 7 at Scottsbluff.

USDA Crop Progress Report for July 6

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:52
Corn progress is running behind normal, soybean progress continues to be ahead of normal, and crop condition for both continue mostly good to excellent, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service July 6 report for Nebraska.

High Plains Ag Lab Virtual Field Day Now Online

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:15
A video camera took the place of live audiences for the High Plains Ag Lab Virtual Field Day, as Cody Creech, dryland cropping systems specialist and research supervisor at HPAL, discusses one of the research projects underway at the plots north of Sidney. Social distancing guidelines ruled out conducting an in-person field day this June at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney. But anybody who wants to learn about research taking place at the 2,400-acre facility can easily do so online, from the comfort of their home or office, and at any time of the day or night.

Industrial Hemp Tolerance to Soil-applied Herbicides

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:37
Nebraska legalized industrial hemp in 2019, which created much interest in researching various aspects of hemp production, including weed control. Therefore, we initiated study at Agronomy Farm in Mead, with the objective to test hemp tolerance to 18 soil-applied herbicides that are commonly used for preemergence weed control in corn or soybean.

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Increase for First Time Since 2014

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:43
Craig Chandler | University Communication

Revenue Protection Crop Insurance and Hedging in 2020

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:35
With the uncertainty revolving around COVID-19, grain marketing has come to the forefront of many producers’ minds. "At current price levels should I hedge my crop?”

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for July

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:16
Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers across the state in July 2020. The clinics are one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor.

Increase Dryland Corn or Grain Sorghum Yields by 35 Bushel per Acre by Controlling Weeds in Wheat Stubble

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:28
Research by the late Gail Wicks concluded that 3 inches of water were saved in the soil profile when weeds were controlled in a timely manner after the winter wheat harvest. Each inch of soil water increases the yield of corn or grain sorghum by approximately 12 bushels.

What Are the Benefits of a Cover Crop Mix Versus a Single Species Cover Crop?

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:42
The decision whether to mix species or plant a single species as a cover crop depends on your goals, time of the year, and costs.

July 2 Webinar: Insurance Tools for Managing Forage Production Risk

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:19
Forage production varies greatly from one season to the next depending upon weather. In the last 15 years, several new insurance tools have become available to Nebraska producers to help manage this risk. This webinar provides an overview of all that is available and examples of how they can be used to mitigate weather risk.

Fungicide Resistance and Management of Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean in Nebraska

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 13:55
In 2019, QoI (strobilurin, FRAC group 11) fungicide resistance was detected in soybean frogeye leaf spot samples from 10 Nebraska counties.

Youth Crop Scouting Competition - Connecting Youth with Crops

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 15:41
Nebraska Extension is pleased to present the 6th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops have the opportunity to learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles.

Vegetative Growth Stage Irrigation, Is It Needed This Year?

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 08:16
Research conducted by the University of Nebraska and elsewhere shows that corn is relatively drought tolerant during the vegetative period, but very sensitive to water stress during silking through early grain fill.

Update on 2019 Tunnel Collapse and Canal Washout – Water Flowing for 2020 Growing Season

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:53
Temporary repairs to the tunnels have been made resulting in restoring flow, but at reduced levels. The Gering/ Ft. Laramie Irrigation District is planning for their irrigators to receive only 75 percent of their normal allotment.