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Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will host a land management workshop in Auburn from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Nemaha County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 816 I St.

Check out the Nemaha County Agricultural Resources webpage for more information.  Besides newsletters & articles written by Nemaha County Extension Educator, Gary Lesoing, you can find farmer's tax information, Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights, Nebraska trends in farmland values, rental rates and custom rates.  You can also find information on pesticide certification, seed guides, grain storage management and more.

No-till on the Plains is sponsoring a field day at the University of Nebraska Rogers Memorial Farm, ten miles east of Lincoln on August 10th.

A soybean disease that is causing more concern in Nebraska is Frogeye Leaf Spot. It is showing up more in southeast Nebraska and there is concern that it may be resistant to the Qol (Group 11) fungicide which includes Stobilirins. Quadris is a popular fungicide that Frogeye Leaf Spot has been found to be resistant to. In 2019 ten counties in Nebraska have identified soybeans that have been infected with Frogeye Leaf Spot resistant to fungicides.
In 2019 we were concerned here in Nebraska about the development of the corn disease, tar spot in Nebraska. It was a wet year in Iowa and the Eastern Corn Belt and the disease spread from Indiana and Illinois all across Iowa.
This past week has been excellent for alfalfa growth with the recent rainfall and the warm temperatures. While I have not heard of any problems with insects, it is always important to watch out for potential problems. In the past we have had infestations of potato leafhoppers (PLH) in alfalfa fields throughout the summer.