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Pasture and Forage Minute: Managing Prussic Acid, Yucca and Fall Irrigation

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 15:45
Herbicides are most effective against yucca infestations when applied in spring or summer on individual plants or small patches.

Pasture and Forage Minutes: Fall Grazing and Pasture Management

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 14:53
Stalk grazing this fall should begin with corn residue and then transition to grain sorghum stovers, as corn leaves will blow out of fields within a couple months post-harvest, whereas grain sorghum leaves usually remain attached through winter and into early spring.

Panhandle Learning Agricultural Network (PLAN) Aims to Increase Farmer Adoption of Field-based Sensors

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 18:03
On the left, a comparison of participating fields in 2020 (a) and 2021 (b). On the right, total area of participating fields in 2020 (c) and distribution of individual field sizes in 2021 (d).

Nebraska 2020 Potato Summary

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 17:14

Winter Field Pea as a Fall-planted Broadleaf Crop for the Panhandle?

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 15:59
Figure 1. Field peas are now being tested in Nebraska as a winter crop at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

A Busy Irrigation Season for 2021

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 13:33

Cedar Tree, Manure and Soil Health Field Day Set for Oct. 25

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 08:57
Join us for a field day on October 25th at the Howard County Fairgrounds and discover how cedar mulch can be combined with manure to improve soil health.

USDA NASS: Nebraska Corn Stock Down 28%, Soybean Down 58%

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 08:24
Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2021 totaled 163 million bushels, down 28% from 2020, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 47.5 million bushels are stored on farms, down 45% from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 116 million bushels, are down 17% from last year.

Maximizing Profitability of Manure Use

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 08:17
Commercial fertilizer and manure work together well, but only if you know how many nutrients you’re putting out in manure so that you can cut back some on commercial fertilizers and save that expense.

The Economics of Corn and Soybean Harvest Moisture

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 08:10
United Soybean Board When to send out the combine represents a critical decision every producer across the nation faces. At first glance, there seems to be a simple answer: “whenever the grain dries down enough, of course.” However, producers know the decision comes down to much more than just moisture.

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum Harvest Running Near Average

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 10:49
Corn condition is rated 70% good to excellent and 71% mature with 13% harvested. Soybean condition is rated 71% good to excellent and 87% dropping leaves with 17% harvested which is near the average. Winter wheat planting and emergence is running near averages, while sorghum maturity and harvest are running slightly above average.

Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode This Fall

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 12:11
Figure 1. SCN does not often cause visible symptoms in soybeans. When population densities of SCN are high, you may notice stunting and yellowing (pictured here) in patches in some soybean fields. It is a busy time of year as harvest begins across the state, but this is the perfect time to collect soil samples for soybean cyst nematode while waiting in the field in a grain cart or truck as the combine fills.