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I.D. Weed Seedlings: Common Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth Differences

I.D. Weed Seedlings: Common Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth Differences

👤By Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 23, 2017

Growers should be on the lookout for common waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, which typically start emerging in the first or second week of May in Nebraska and continue emerging up to late August. Although both species belong to the Amaranthaceae

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Nebraska Winter Wheat: Controlling Wheat Curl Mite Over the Summer – Video

Nebraska Winter Wheat: Controlling Wheat Curl Mite Over the Summer – Video

👤By Lindsay Overmyer, Justin McMechan, Cody Creech, Stephen Wegulo, Gary Hein, UNL CropWatch 🕔May 23, 2017

The wheat curl mite vectors three viruses to winter wheat throughout the Great Plains. This serious virus complex includes wheat streak mosaic, Triticum mosaic, and High Plains wheat mosaic viruses. Management of this virus complex must include the control over-summering

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Nebraska Corn: ‘Cross-Banding’ on Leaves – What’s the Cause?

Nebraska Corn: ‘Cross-Banding’ on Leaves – What’s the Cause?

👤By Roger Elmore and Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 16, 2017

2017 Observations in South Central Nebraska Soil temperatures at South Central Agricultural Laboratory (SCAL) fell from 63 F on April 19 to 43 F on April 30, negatively affecting corn germination rates and emergence uniformity. These soil temperature readings were at the

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Nebraska Corn: Cold, Wet Conditions Favor Seedling Disease

Nebraska Corn: Cold, Wet Conditions Favor Seedling Disease

👤By Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 9, 2017

Recent cold, wet field conditions and fluctuations in soil temperatures have put early planted corn at risk for seedling disease development. Cold soil temperatures and episodes of recent rainfall (and snow) are especially favorable for some of the most common

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Nebraska: Farm Finances Not So Bad Based on Survey

Nebraska: Farm Finances Not So Bad Based on Survey

👤By Tina Barrett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 9, 2017

Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. recently completed its financial averages for 2016. These averages represent the 120 farms across the state participating in this financial analysis program. Each year the data collected from these farms’ records is averaged to provide participants

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Nebraska Wheat: Leaf Rust Confirmed; Stripe Rust Widespread at Low Levels

Nebraska Wheat: Leaf Rust Confirmed; Stripe Rust Widespread at Low Levels

👤By Stephen Wegulo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 9, 2017

A survey of wheat fields May 4-5 in southwest, south central, and southeast Nebraska found low levels of disease with most fields showing a lush green growth. Leaf rust was found in a few fields at trace levels. Stripe rust

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Nebraska Soybeans: Timing is Critical – Pre-Emergence Flumioxazin-Based Herbicides

Nebraska Soybeans: Timing is Critical – Pre-Emergence Flumioxazin-Based Herbicides

👤By Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 2, 2017

Flumioxazin-based herbicides are commonly used for weed control in soybean. They can be applied pre-plant or pre-emergence, but NOT after soybean emergence.

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Nebraska Soybeans: Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds – Spring Burndown

Nebraska Soybeans: Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds – Spring Burndown

👤By Chris Proctor and Rodrigo Werle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 2, 2017

With spring weather upon us, if you have not done so, now is the time to apply burndown herbicides to control established winter annuals like marestail or early-emerging summer annual species like giant ragweed, common ragweed, and kochia.

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Nebraska Wheat: Taking a Close Look at Freeze Injury

Nebraska Wheat: Taking a Close Look at Freeze Injury

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔May 2, 2017

Winter wheat development is ahead of normal in Nebraska. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research and Extension Center Dryland Farm south of North Platte, the average temperature since January 1, 2017, was 37.9° F. This compares to an

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Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Snap Affect Planted Crops?

Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Snap Affect Planted Crops?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Apr 25, 2017

With this week’s forecasted low temperatures projected to dip into the high 30s (°F) with potential rain events, growers have asked if/how germination will be affected for corn and soybean planted this week. Summary Imbibitional (fast) water uptake occurs within

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