Ag Articles by Nemaha County Extension Educator

by Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County

Corncorn field

Be Aware of Bacterial Leaf Streak in Corn - A New Corn Disease In Nebraska (PDF, 1 pg, 536 KB) March 2018
Careful Management of Nitrogen Important in Corn Production
(PDF, 1 pg, 106 KB) March 2016
Corn Board Providing Opportunity to Sample Corn Fields for Nematodes (PDF, 1 pg, 460 KB) March 2018
Did You Have Enough Fertility or Nitrogen for Your Corn Crop (PDF, 1 pg, 455 KB) August 2017
Estimate Corn on the Ground Prior to Grazing Cornstalks (PDF, 2 pgs, 477 KB) November 2017
Late Season Corn & Soybean Diseases (PDF, 1 pg, 149 KB) August 2016
Nitrogen Management for Corn (PDF, 1 pg, 170 KB) July 2020
Southern Corn Leaf Rust (PDF, 2 pgs, 127 KB) August 2013
What About Diseases in Corn? (PDF, 2 pgs, 197 KB) June 2020
What About that Yellow Corn? (PDF, 2 pgs, 154 KB) June 2016

Cover Cropscovercrops

Check for Potential Herbicide Impact on Cover Crops (PDF, 1 pg, 190 KB) May 2021
Cover Crops - A Tool You Can Use on Your Farm (PDF, 2 pgs, 437 KB) October 2019
Cover Crops/Forages Following Wheat (PDF, 1 pg, 126 KB) July 2014
Double Crop or Cover Crop? (PDF, 2 pgs, 259 KB) July 2010
Effect of Cornstock Removal, Manure and Cover Crops (PDF, 2 pgs, 299 KB) October 2012
It's Not Too Late to Plant Cover Crops on Your Farm (PDF, 2 pgs, 201 KB) October 2020
What About Cover Crops? (PDF, 2 pgs, 126 KB) September 2013

Pestscutwormmoth

Watch Out for Early Season Pests (PDF, 1 pg, 467 KB) May 2020
Be Aware of Mid to Late-Season Soybean Pests (PDF, 2 pgs, 177 KB) June 2020
Be Aware of Soybean Insect Pests in 2020 (PDF 2 pgs, 179 KB) June 2020
Check Fields for Alfalfa Weevil Larvae (PDF, p g, 467 KB) June 2020
Check Out Fields for Grasshoppers (PDF, 1 pg, 457 KB) Jul7 2017
Integrated Pest Management - A Tool for Successful Farming (PDF, 1 pg, 545 KB) April 2019
Monitor Alfalfa Fields for Potato Leafhoppers (PDF, 2 pgs, 461 KB) July 2017
Moths Monitored in Southeast Nebraska (PDF, 1 pg, 407 KB) April 2020
Painted Lady Butterfly Making an Entrance in Nebraska (PDF, 2 pgs, 368 KB) June 2019
What Is That Bug? (PDF, 1 pg, 169 KB) July 2020
Will Soybean Aphids Be a Problem This Year? (PDF, 1 pg, 127 KB) July 2015

Soybeanssoybean field

Be Aware of Mid to Late-Season Soybean Pests (PDF, 2 pgs, 177 KB) June 2020
Be Aware of Soybean Insect Pests in 2020 (PDF 2 pgs, 179 KB) June 2020
Do I Have a Good Enough Soybean Stand? (PDF, 2 pgs, 128 KB)   June 2014
Drying Soybeans When Harvesting Them Wet (PDF, 2 pgs, 506 KB) October 2018
Fall Is a Good Time to Sample Fields for SCN (PDF, 1 pg, 467 KB) November 2019
Late Season Corn & Soybean Diseases (PDF, 1 pg, 149 KB) August 2016
Potential Soybean Pests for 2021 (PDF, 2 pgs, 176 KB) January 2021
Sample Fields for SCN this Spring (PDF, 1 pg, 148 KB) March 2021 
Should I Use Fungicides on My Soybeans? (PDF, 2 pgs, 298 KB) February 2012
Soybean Diseases Could Be an Issue in 2016; Scout Corn for Diseases and Insects Too! (PDF, 2 pgs, 108 KB) May 2016
Tips for Improving Your Bottom Line for Your Soybean Crop (PDF, 2 pgs, 465 KB) April 2018
What About Diseases in Soybeans? (PDF, 1 pg, 106 KB) July 2015
What About Early Planted Soybeans? (PDF, 2 pgs, 128 KB) April 2014
Will Soybean Aphids Be a Problem This Year? (PDF, 1 pg, 105 KB) July 2015
You Can Save Money With Lower Soybean Seeding Rates (PDF, 2 pgs, 174 KB) April 2021

Weedsweed

Beware of this Poisonous Plant (PDF, 1 pg, 512 KB) April 2019
Check Out Fields for Weed Problems (PDF, 1 pg, 173 KB) August 2020
Check for Sericea Lespedeza & Other Invasive Weeds (PDF, 2 pgs, 257KB) July 2020
Check Your Land for Invasive Weeds (PDF, 2 pgs, 477 KB) May 2020
Early Season Weed Control Important Crops, Pastures and Lawns! (PDF, 1 pg, 148 KB) March 2021
Fall Control of Winter Annuals (PDF, 2 pgs, 174 KB) October 2020
Fall Is a Good Time for Weed Control in Your Lawn, on Your Farmstead and in Your Pasture (PDF, 1 pg, 462 KB) October 2018
Keep A Watch Out for Weeds (PDF, 1 pg, 459 KB) April 2019
Keep An Eye Out for Herbicide Resistant Weeds (PDF, 1 pg, 476 KB) March 2018
Leafy Spurge - A Tough Noxious Weed to Control (PDF, 1 pg, 417 KB) May 2021
Use Caution When Spraying, Be Aware of Sensitive Crops, Wind Speed, Wind Direction & Possible Temperature Inversions  (PDF, 1 pg, 468 KB) May 2020
What Can We Do About Herbicide Resistant Weeds? (PDF, 2 pgs, 109 KB) March 2015

Wheatwheat

It's Time to Plant Wheat (PDF, 2 pgs, 129 KB) September 2014
What About Fungicides on Wheat? (PDF, 1 pg, 106 KB) May 2015
What About the Wheat? (PDF, 2 pgs, 128 KB) April 2014

Other Ag Articles

Alternative Crops in Southeast Nebraska (PDF, 1 pg, 252 KB) February 2010
Be Aware of Early Season Crop Pests & Other Challenges this Growing Season (PDF, 1 pg, 459 KB) June 2019
Control Mosquitoes (PDF, 1 pg, 379 KB) July 2011
Conditions Favor Disease Development in Corn & Soybeans in Southeast Nebraska (PDF, 1 pg, 173 KB) August 2020
Custom Rates - 2020 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates Report is Published (PDF, 1 pg, 114 KB) July 2020
Estimate Corn on the Ground Prior to Grazing Cornstalks (PDF, 2 pgs, 477 KB) November 2017
Farmer/Rancher Grants Available (PDF, 2 pgs, 121 KB) September 2020
Good Time to Soil Sample this Fall (PDF, 1 pg, 168 KB) October 2020
Harvest Season - A Time for Evaluation (PDF, 2 pgs, 435 KB) October 2019
Land Lease Basics Top Ten (PDF, 2 pgs, 126 KB) December 2012
Local Storm Causes Crop Damage to Corn & Soybean Fields (PDF, 1 pg, 114 KB) June 2020
Nemaha NRD Offers Cost Share for Water Management Tools (PDF, 1 pg, 171 KB) June 2020
On-Farm Research Opportunities Exist for Southeast Nebraska Farmers (PDF, 2 pgs, 120 KB) March 2021
Prevented Planting Acres May Be An Option (PDF, 1 pg, 463 KB) June 2019
Prevent Planting Options in 2019 (PDF, 1 pg, 355 KB) July 2019
Remember Farm & Highway Safety (PDF, 2 pgs, 178 KB) April 2021
SARE Partnership Grants Available for 2021 (PDF, 1 pg, 142 KB) September 2020
Scout Crop Fields for Problems! (PDF, 2 pgs, 467 KB) May 2020
Silver Spotted Skipper - What Is It? (PDF, 1 pg, 309 KB) September 2011
Still Time to Soil Sample This Spring (PDF, 1 pg, 168 KB) March 2021
Time to Be Ready to Irrigate (PDF, 1 pg, 124 KB) July 2013
USDA Initiative Will Create Statewide Demonstration Farms (PDF, 1 pg, 147 KB) June 2016
What About Frost Damage? (PDF, 1 pg, 126 KB) May 2014
What About Liming Your Soil? (PDF, 1 pg, 535 KB) November 2020
What Are My Options? (PDF, 1 pg, 108 KB) June 2015
What Is That Purple Colored Grass? (PDF, 1 pg, 313 KB) August 2020
Will Grazing Crop Residues Affect My Next Crop? (PDF, 2 pgs, 129 KB) September 2014