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Q/A: Questions about Soybean Emergence and Stands

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 10:59
Digging in skips showed soybeans unable to push through hard no-till soil in this field (left). Plumule emerging from the epicotyl on a seedling that had cotyledons stripped from crusting during emergence (right). A 5% yield loss is assumed for that soybean when this happens. (Photos by Jenny Rees)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Time for Forage Program Analysis, Fertilizing Grasses and Spurge Control

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 12:27
Leafy spurge is an aggressive noxious weed that is difficult to remove once established. For optimum control, early detection and herbicides are recommended. (Photo by Ben Beckman)

TAPS Plans Summer Event Field Day

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 16:59

FarmBits Podcast: Making of a Model

Thu, 05/20/2021 - 13:49
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. UNL assistant professor Dr. Laila Puntel discusses the complexities of a nitrogen model, connecting the dots between the abstract concept of a model with commercially available tools.

Wheat Disease Update

Thu, 05/20/2021 - 13:27
Figure 1. A grower’s wheat field in excellent condition in Chase County in southwest Nebraska on May 19.

Farm Income and the Safety Net in 2021

Thu, 05/20/2021 - 10:33
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Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Cutting Prep and Weevil Control

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 16:16
Figure 1. Adult and small- to medium-sized larvae of the alfalfa weevil. (Photo by Julie Peterson)

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for June

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 14:46
With in-person meetings resuming, there are four dates and locations set for free farm and ag law clinics in June.

Corn Planting Nears Completion, Soybeans at 71%

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 14:27
For the week ending May 16, 2021, corn planted was 86%, near 89% last year, but ahead of 77% for the five-year average, and soybeans planted was 71%, near 75% last year, but well ahead of 46% average.

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.

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