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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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Nebraska: Making Decisions About Starter Fertilizer

Nebraska: Making Decisions About Starter Fertilizer

👤By Charles Shapiro, Brian Krienke, and Laura Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 24, 2017

As you evaluate the cost of inputs you may use this spring, consider this: Only focusing on expenses without subsequent income changes is misleading. Even if you have less money to spend on inputs, you need to consider return on

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Nebraska: Pay Attention to Herbicide Intervals in Corn-Soybean Rotation

Nebraska: Pay Attention to Herbicide Intervals in Corn-Soybean Rotation

👤By Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Corn-soybean is the most common cropping system in eastern Nebraska. While corn growers are getting ready for planting this season, it is important to pay attention to the planting interval of herbicides applied the previous year in soybean. Certain soybean

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Nebraska Panhandle: Farm Program Payouts and Projections

Nebraska Panhandle: Farm Program Payouts and Projections

👤By Jessica Groskopf and Brad Lubben, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Editor’s Note: This Panhandle Perspectives column, published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, offers data and examples specific to western Nebraska. The 2014 Farm Bill reached its halfway point last year, and Congress is beginning

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Nebraska: Keep Scouting Winter Wheat for Disease

Nebraska: Keep Scouting Winter Wheat for Disease

👤By Stephen Wegulo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Wheat growth is progressing at a steady pace, with most fields in the state looking green with little or no disease. At UNL’s Havelock Farm in Lincoln (Lancaster County) on April 6, wheat growth stage was mostly at early jointing with

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Nebraska: Does Crop Rotation Balance Out Economically?

Nebraska: Does Crop Rotation Balance Out Economically?

👤By Matt Stockton and Devin Broadhead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Introduction In a recent UNL CropWatch article University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomists compared yields of corn and soybean in various rotations. Many crop scientists are adamant that crop diversity is superior in providing relief from disease and insect pressures as well

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Nebraska: Watching for Ventenata — an Invasive Weed on our Western Horizon

Nebraska: Watching for Ventenata — an Invasive Weed on our Western Horizon

👤By Gary Stone, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Ventenata and Medusahead are invasive grasses that have been identified in parts of Wyoming and are now slowly spreading east. While neither has been identified in Nebraska, we need to be aware of what these grasses look like and how

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Nebraska Soybeans: Herbicide Resistance – 6 Steps and 5 Timings

Nebraska Soybeans: Herbicide Resistance – 6 Steps and 5 Timings

👤By Chris Proctor and Rodrigo Werle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 10, 2017

As you begin developing your weed management plan for 2017, here are six key management practices and five key timings to improve control of herbicide-resistant weeds this year.

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Nebraska: High-Speed, High-Capacity Grain Dryers Reduce Costs

Nebraska: High-Speed, High-Capacity Grain Dryers Reduce Costs

👤By Tom Dorn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 5, 2017

High-speed batch or continuous-flow dryers have the highest bushel capacity per hour of any of the on-farm systems. Temperature, grain bed depth, and airflow rates are vastly different in high-speed, high-capacity dryers compared to deep-bed, in-bin drying systems. Air temperatures

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Soybeans: Reduced Seeding Rates Save Money with No Yield Loss, Nebraska Study

Soybeans: Reduced Seeding Rates Save Money with No Yield Loss, Nebraska Study

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Apr 5, 2017

In 2006, a group of farmers gathered in York for a discussion about on-farm research projects for the coming year. They were looking at ways to reduce input costs without affecting yield. One question asked was “What is the effect

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