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Nebraska: Time to Evaluate Your Irrigation System

Nebraska: Time to Evaluate Your Irrigation System

👤By Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Irrigation Specialist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

By this time of year, everyone is ready to be done irrigating; however, now is the perfect time to evaluate your irrigation equipment and the crop it irrigated to see what needs to be fixed or improved before the start

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Nebraska Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome Starting to Show Up

Nebraska Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome Starting to Show Up

👤By Loren Giesler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) symptoms typically start to appear when soybeans are in the mid- to late pod-filling stages. This disease is becoming more common in Nebraska, but still occurs in very isolated pockets in many fields. It’s crucial to

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Nebraska Corn Disease: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

Nebraska Corn Disease: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

👤By Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

As often occurs in Nebraska, the late-season weather with abundant dew, high relative humidity, and rainfall is driving increases in some crop diseases. Some corn fields have matured far enough that the diseases won’t have a substantial effect on yield,

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Nebraska Extension Crop Reports, August 7-11

Nebraska Extension Crop Reports, August 7-11

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Loren Giesler, Extension Plant Pathologist: Charcoal rot is starting to show up in some Nebraska soybean fields (view video below). Affected plants will wilt and when the epidermal layer of the stem or roots is pulled back, a grey or silvery

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Nebraska Crop Clinics: Soybean Production – Aug. 23; Corn Production – Aug. 24

Nebraska Crop Clinics: Soybean Production – Aug. 23; Corn Production – Aug. 24

👤By Deloris Pittman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Examine and work with corn and soybean plants from early vegetative to maturity growth stages at Nebraska Extension’s Aug. 23 Soybean Production Clinic and Aug. 24 Corn Production Clinic. Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will get hands-on, in-field experience working

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Nebraska Drought: Better to Harvest a Damaged Field or Leave Residue Standing?

Nebraska Drought: Better to Harvest a Damaged Field or Leave Residue Standing?

👤By Charles Wortmann and Robert Klein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 14, 2017

If you’re considering cutting drought-stressed crops for silage, you might want to take a second look at the potential for losing more value than you’ll gain from the operation. In nutrient value alone, crop residue is estimated to provide almost

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Soybeans: Will the Eclipse Affect Plant Growth? UNL Agronomists Have an Answer.

Soybeans: Will the Eclipse Affect Plant Growth? UNL Agronomists Have an Answer.

👤By Jim Specht, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agronomist 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Q: Daryl Obermeyer: With soybeans being sensitive to length of the night, will the mid day total darkness of the eclipse in southern Nebraska affect the maturing of the soybean plant? A: No, but that is a perceptive question. Soybeans are

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Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons

Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons

👤By Rick Koelsch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Livestock Environmental Engineer 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Charles Wortmann and Dan Walters, faculty in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, provide several important insights in a field research initiative that monitored soil erosion, runoff, and phosphorus (P) loss from replicated field plots over three

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Nebraska: Changes in Two Wheat Practices Could Lead to Increased Yield

Nebraska: Changes in Two Wheat Practices Could Lead to Increased Yield

👤By Teshome Regassa and Madhav Bhatta, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Fine-tuning wheat production practices such as seeding rate and N application timing and selecting a mix of varieties for a location could significantly improve yield and end-use quality of winter wheat in Nebraska, based on results of University of Nebraska

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Nebraska Corn: Predicting Late-Season Irrigation Needs

Nebraska Corn: Predicting Late-Season Irrigation Needs

👤By Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator Irrigated Cropping Systems 🕔Aug 7, 2017

The 2017 growing season started with warm dry planting conditions, followed by significant rain delays in May in many parts of the state, and a summer of intermittent weeks of hot and cool temperatures. The net result is that crops

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