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Sericea lespedeza has been a noxious weed for several years in the southeast corner of Nebraska and has become a noxious weed for the whole state of Nebraska.  Sericea lespedeza is a prolific seed producer and birds can spread the seed.  This weed has made a foothold in Nebraska, which contributed to it being named a noxious weed statewide.  If we can keep it under control and from spreading further, maybe it won’t be such a huge problem here in Nebraska.

With recent rainfall events and humid conditions in southeast Nebraska, conditions will become favorable for disease development in corn. Corn has tasseled and generally looks good, due to recent rainfall and good growing conditions.
A soybean disease that is causing more concern in Nebraska is Frogeye Leaf Spot. The past 10-15 years frogeye leaf spot sometimes caused issues here in southeast Nebraska, but it is showing up more in southeast Nebraska and the chances are great that it is resistant to the Qol (Group 11) fungicide which includes Strobilurins. Quadris is a popular fungicide that Frogeye Leaf Spot has been found to be resistant to.
A major concern in Nebraska is the weed Palmer amaranth. While I have not seen major infestations of it in the area, I know there are some fields where it is increasing and spreading in southeast Nebraska. Earlier this week I was in a corn field with some Palmer amaranth that had recently been sprayed. While it appeared to be dying, it was still alive and may continue to grow and produce seed.
The 2022 Nebraska Custom Rates Report is now available on the Center for Agricultural Profitability’s website, at https://cap.unl.edu/customrates. The biennial publication reports on survey data gathered on custom operations and services in Nebraska, providing updated market rates and information for custom work providers and their potential customers.

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