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Soybeans: Farmer Sets New Nebraska Yield Record, Credits Strong Start

Soybeans: Farmer Sets New Nebraska Yield Record, Credits Strong Start

👤From a press release 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Jimmy Frederick in Rulo, Nebraska, set a new state soybean yield record by making 163.9 bushels per acre this season, only a few bushels shy of beating the world record of 171 bushels. The new Nebraska soybean yield record holder

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Nebraska: Can Sugarbeets be a Livestock Feed for Weaned Calves?

Nebraska: Can Sugarbeets be a Livestock Feed for Weaned Calves?

👤By David Ostdiek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Can sugarbeets not destined for processing for human consumption be a viable energy source for cattle? That’s what researchers at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center are studying in cattle on growing and finishing diets. Karla Jenkins,

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Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

👤By Todd Whitneym University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialist 🕔Nov 14, 2017

Grain test weight, often used as a grain quality indicator, is a volumetric measurement based on an official bushel being 1.244 cubic feet. For U.S. No. 1 yellow corn, the official minimum test weight is 56 pounds per bushel. If

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Nebraska: Burndown Herbicides May Not Work in Low Temperatures

Nebraska: Burndown Herbicides May Not Work in Low Temperatures

👤By Amit Jhala and Jenny Rees, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Specialists 🕔Nov 13, 2017

Recently we received several phone calls about control of winter annual weeds in the fall and how temperature and frost might affect herbicide efficacy. As fall temperatures will continue to drop, it is important for growers to decide as soon

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Nebraska Corn: Potential Reasons for Weakened Ear Shanks and Ear Loss

Nebraska Corn: Potential Reasons for Weakened Ear Shanks and Ear Loss

👤By Jenny Rees and Robert Klein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Reports of ear loss have been widespread in Nebraska this harvest season following a week of high, sustained winds in late October. Growers have been asking about the potential causes of weakened ear shanks and ears dropping.  Like many things that happen in

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Nebraska Soybeans: Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage

Nebraska Soybeans: Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage

👤By Robert Wright, Justin McMechan, and Kyle Broderick, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 31, 2017

We have received several reports of stem breakage caused by Dectes stem borer in eastern Nebraska. In some cases, these fields were not previously known to be infested with Dectes beetles. Dectes has been expanding its range in Nebraska soybeans.

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Nebraska Corn: 18 Combine Adjustments for When the Crop Goes Down

Nebraska Corn: 18 Combine Adjustments for When the Crop Goes Down

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln CropWatch 🕔Oct 31, 2017

As if rain delays weren’t frustrating enough this harvest, a broad swath of southern Nebraska experienced high winds Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, downing corn and leaving 20-70 bu/ac grain on the ground in some areas, reported Jenny Rees, Extension

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Nebraska: Drone Project Works to Improve Crop Irrigation Efficiency

Nebraska: Drone Project Works to Improve Crop Irrigation Efficiency Updated

👤Water for Food News Release 🕔Oct 23, 2017

A new research project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska seeks to deploy unmanned aircraft (drones) in search of improved crop irrigation efficiency. The funding

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Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been genetically modified

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Nebraska Soybeans: End of Season Flooding Affects Management, Storage

Nebraska Soybeans: End of Season Flooding Affects Management, Storage

👤By Amy Timmerman, University of Nerbaska-Lincoln Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

October has gotten off to a wet start in most of the state. These rains are beneficial in helping to recharge soil moisture for the 2018 growing season. However, some areas have received more than 8 inches of rain since

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