Crop Watch

CropWatch March 2, 2018 Pest Management Photo of field trial studying management of glyphosate-resistant ragweed Herbicide Options for Managing Glyphosate-resistant Common Ragweed in LibertyLink Soybean Results from a 2017 weed management trial on glyphosate-resistant ragweed indicated two applications were often more efficient and cost effective than either three applications or one application of herbicide. . A March 14 noon-hour webinar will explore the issue of wheat stem maggot damaging corn planted directly into rye or wheat cover crops. March 14 Webinar on Wheat Stem Maggot in Cover Crops A noon-hour webinar on March 14 will explore the issue of wheat stem maggot damage in corn planted directly into wheat or rye cover crops in 2017. Learn more about what happened and how to plan for 2018. ... Grain Storage Grain bins Diligent Monitoring, Cool Temps Needed to Maintain Stored Grain Quality More heating occurs on the south wall of a grain bin on March 1 than during the middle of the summer. As outdoor temperatures fluctuate and eventually start to warm this spring, keeping stored grain cool and grain moisture in check is important to reduce potential losses. Here's how. ... Crop Research CO2 sensor in rye cover crop Cover Crop and CO2 Emissions Do cover crops affect CO2 emissions from the soil and if so, under what conditions? These were among the questions addressed by university researchers monitoring CO2 emissions from cereal rye cover crops in irrigated and dryland no-till continuous corn treatments. . Taking CO2 measurements in plots where residue has been baled Corn Residue Removal and CO2 Emissions University research looking at CO2 emissions from two types of residue removal (baling and grazing) compared with a control treatment found little day-to-day impact; however, when looking at cumulative data for the whole year, grazing did appear to affect cumulative CO2 emissions in irrigated crop-livestock systems. This data represents the first year of this study. ... Irrigation Distribution of the 1-square-kilometer cells where irrigated land in 2012 exceeded 50 percent of the cell area (blue-green dots) in Nebraska. Pink corresponds to declining annual, while yellow corresponds to declining irrigation-season (May-July) precipitation rates over the 1979-2015 period. The brownish color marks their spatial overlap. Research Shows Large-Scale Irrigation Reduces Local Precipitation A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher has shown that widespread irrigation has resulted in a net moisture loss in Nebraska, a finding that could have worldwide water conservation implications if substantiated by further research. ... Pesticide Management DriftWatch facts Specialty Growers, Pesticide Applicators Can Work Together to Protect Sensitive Crops Growers and neighbors communicating throughout the season can help reduce injury from off-target RUP-dicamba drift this year. Using DriftWatch to identify specialty crop acres and beehives can also help. . Q&A: How Often do I Need to Record Dicamba Sprayer Cleanout? New RUP dicamba Q&A: Since I must record how and when the spray system cleanout was done, how should I do this when using the same RUP dicamba product on Xtend soybeans for multiple loads and/or over several days? . Sprayer in Field Kruger to Present National Spray Drift Webinar Nebraska Extension Weed Scientist and Application Technology Specialist Greg Kruger will be presenting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national webinar March 15 on "Strategies for Managing Pesticide Spray Drift." The webinar is tailored to growers and pesticide applicators. ... Alfalfa & Pasture Mangement Field pennycress Dormant Spraying for Alfalfa Weeds With temperatures beginning to warm up, now is a good time to manage weeds such as field pennycress, downy brome, mustards, cheatgrass, and shepherd's purse in dormant alfalfa without risking plant injury. . Legumes Can Benefit Your Pasture Mix Five years of grazing research in eastern Nebraska showed that brome/legume pastures produced almost four-tenths of a pound higher average daily gain on yearlings than did straight brome pastures fertilized with 50 lbs of nitrogen. Adding legumes to your pasture mix may be just the boost your production system needs. ... Farm Management Calculator and rolls of financial data Accounting for Agriculture: Using Constructive Receipts Constructive receipts, as provided by US Internal Revenue Service code, provide a means for time-sensitive accounting to address transactions crossing over two record-keeping periods. Here's how to correctly use this accounting option. . Farm scene Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshops Farm and ranch estate planning workshops will be held at four sites in March. The workshops offer information on how farm and ranch estates can be passed to ensure the financial stability of families. ... Crop Reports Corn and soybean fields Nebraska 2017 Crop Value Forecast at $9.52 Billion The value of Nebraska's 2017 crops is estimated at $9.52 billion, of which $5.5 billion was from corn, $2.95 billion was from soybean, and $185.3 million was from winter wheat. . Field of winter wheat at harvest Winter Wheat Condition 43% Good-Excellent Nebraska winter wheat condition rated 0% very poor, 5% poor, 52% fair, 38% good, and 5% excellent, according to the Feb. 26 report from USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. ... IANR & Nebraska Extension Programs Market Journal Market Journal Looks at Farm Bill Discussions This week's Market Journal looks at two key programs affecting farm management: the Farm Bill that's currently in production and crop insurance. Other speakers look at the grain markets, cover crop research, and the forecast for next week. . Yeutter Symposium to Highlight Issues of International Trade in Nebraska International trade is critical to Nebraska's agricultural and industrial economy and will be highlighted at a March 13 symposium "Changing Governments, Changing Trade: Impacts from Global to Local." . Michelle Soll, farm and ranch program director with Legal Aid of Nebraska, speaks at the 33rd annual Women in Agriculture Conference in Kearney. More than 250 women attended the conference Feb. 22 and 23. (Photo by Haley Apel) Conference Educates, Uplifts Nebraska Women in Agriculture More than 250 women at the 33rd annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference heard words of inspiration from speakers and co-attendees and learned how to improve their farm and risk management skills. ... AgNews Marestail seedling In the News Nebraska Extension specialists in the ag media discussing challenges of early season weed control, the good and the bad of cover crop insects, irrigated wheat production, and improving use efficiency of applied organic nitrogen. .... Subscribe . Recent CW News February 23, 2018 February 16, 2018 February 9, 2018 February 2, 2018 More .. 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