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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.

Western Bean Cutworm Flight Predictions for 2020

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:14
It is important for producers and crop consultants to know when the damaging life stage of an insect pest will be present in the field. This knowledge allows for more efficient scouting and management decisions. However, this time can be difficult to predict based upon the calendar date alone, as insect development is influenced by variable weather conditions such as temperature.

TAPS Goes Virtual for June 23rd Field Day

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:04
As with most recent university events, the Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program has also had to move their planned events to a virtual platform. The June 23rd field day that was going to include field tours and time to visit with organizers at West Central Research, Extension and Education Center has been reformed into a video series.

Nebraska Crop Progress Report for June 15

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:03
Corn is progressing well with 81% rated good or excellent, down slightly from last week. Soybeans are 94% emerged and rated 78% good or excellent, also down slightly from last week. Winter Wheat heading is 85%, which is slightly behind the five-year average. Sorghum is 97% planted and starting to head.

Evapotranspiration (ET) Poll: Are you using ET Information?

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 08:54
Are you using ET information to determine crop water use? If yes, what are the sources from which you obtain ET information? CropWatch would like to know.

Resources for Early-Season Crop Damage

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 08:53
With crop damage occurring in the forms of hail, wind and flooding early in this growing season, the following are resources that can help you in making decisions.