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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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Nebraska Harvest: Avoiding Compaction – 10 Tips for Wet Soils

Nebraska Harvest: Avoiding Compaction – 10 Tips for Wet Soils

👤By Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Engineer 🕔Oct 17, 2017

With harvest underway across Nebraska, some producers are concerned about compaction as their large combines and grain carts move across the fields. In some areas, fall rains have left the fields soft and ruts are being cut into the soil

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Nebraska: Grain Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

Nebraska: Grain Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

👤By Jessica Groskopf, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ag Economist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

If you didn’t know where to start or thought developing your own grain marketing plan was too difficult, check out these tips for writing and using a plan throughout the year to meet your goals. 1. Break the total amount

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Tractor Restoration Club Takes on a 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C

Tractor Restoration Club Takes on a 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C

👤By Leslie Reed, University Communication, UNL 🕔Oct 17, 2017

A small group of students involved with the Tractor Restoration Club at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are fixing up tractors from their great-grandparents’ era.  Created in 2005, the club typically restores two or three tractors a year, to be used

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Nebraska Farmer Named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

Nebraska Farmer Named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 4, 2017

The National Pork Board announced today that Leslie McCuiston, a pig farmer from Columbus, Nebraska, has been named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, by achieving the highest combined score from a third-party judging panel and online voting. The award

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Nebraska: Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

Nebraska: Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

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

Maximizing the opportunity for crops to take up fertilizer nitrogen can boost yields while decreasing the loss of N to the environment. When N fertilizer is emitted into the air from the soil surface as nitrous oxide (N2O) gas, otherwise

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Nebraska Corn: Ear Rot Diseases Developing in Some Fields

Nebraska Corn: Ear Rot Diseases Developing in Some Fields

👤By Rodrigo Mendoza and Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 2, 2017

A few common ear rot diseases have begun to develop in corn fields in various parts of Nebraska. We recommend scouting fields prior to harvest to determine which fields may be affected. Corn fields at increased risk for ear rot

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Nebraska Study: What are the Benefits and Limits of Fertilizing Soybeans?

Nebraska Study: What are the Benefits and Limits of Fertilizing Soybeans?

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

Soybean crops in highly productive fields demand more nitrogen than natural sources alone can supply, says a new study from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Argentine researchers. Because nitrogen fertilizer is rarely applied in soybean fields, the crops depend exclusively on

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Nebraska Corn: Identifying Stalk Rot Diseases – 6 Risk Factors

Nebraska Corn: Identifying Stalk Rot Diseases – 6 Risk Factors

👤By Kyle Broderick and Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Various stalk rot diseases have been confirmed in samples from corn fields across Nebraska. Stalk rot diseases and the pathogens that cause them are common in corn. They can weaken corn stalks, leading to stalk lodging and harvest difficulties for

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