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With the recent rains last week and the warm temperatures this week, crops will really take off and grow with these ideal growing conditions. As the corn crop progresses, it is important to check cornfields for potential disease outbreaks.
Sericea lespedeza has been a noxious weed for several years in the southeast corner of Nebraska and recently has become is a noxious weed for the whole state of Nebraska. Sericea lespedeza is a prolific seed producer and birds can spread the seed.
With some cold temperatures this spring alfalfa was slow to get started growing in several fields. The past few weeks there have been several reports of alfalfa weevil in southeast Nebraska and there has been some spraying of fields with insecticides prior to harvest. The rain received last week may have provided much needed moisture to allow for more growth before harvest.
In traveling around southeast Nebraska I am seeing a number of trees in the area showing signs of iron In traveling around southeast Nebraska I am seeing a number of trees in the area showing signs of iron chlorosis. This is the condition when the leaves of trees are more yellow than normal. In the environmental conditions southeast Nebraska has experienced in recent years, trees have been under a great deal of stress.
The Agricultural Land Management Quarterly webinar series will offer management advice and insight for Nebraska landowners, agricultural producers and others with an interest in agricultural land.

Until an in person Landlord-Tenant Cash Rent Workshop is scheduled in Nemaha County we would like to suggest you visit Nebraska Extension's Ag Economics Land Management News webpage.  It is full of very helpful articles and recorded webinars for land owners and tenants managing agricultural land.

 

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