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Nebraska: UNL Researchers Work to Get More Oil, Less Starch from the Crop

Nebraska: UNL Researchers Work to Get More Oil, Less Starch from the Crop

👤By Leslie Reed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Jul 24, 2017

As members of a new federally funded bioenergy research center, two Nebraska plant scientists plan to spend the next five years working to expand the oil-producing capability of the sorghum plant. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of 15 institutions

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Dicamba: Nebraska Update on Soybean Injury

Dicamba: Nebraska Update on Soybean Injury

👤By Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Weed Specialist 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Questions about potential dicamba injury to soybean, grapes, tomatoes, and other sensitive crops are increasing to Nebraska Extension educators and specialists as the crop season progresses. While dicamba herbicide has been available for weed control for a number of years,

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Nebraska: Southern Rust Confirmed in 7 Counties

Nebraska: Southern Rust Confirmed in 7 Counties

👤By Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Kyle Broderick, and Jenny Rees, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Update: Southern rust was confirmed on samples from Richardson, Nemaha, Otoe, and Thayer counties July 20. Southern corn rust was confirmed in Seward County July 19, York County July 18, Cass and Fillmore counties July 17, and in Cloud County

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Corn: Midwest Fields Hit by Southern Rust – DTN

Corn: Midwest Fields Hit by Southern Rust – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Defying its name once again, southern corn rust has invaded Midwestern cornfields earlier than ever — and this time, it arrived in time to do economic damage. “This is the earliest I’ve ever seen it — and that’s the third

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Nebraska Soybeans: Revised Liberty Link Label Allows Rate Increase

Nebraska Soybeans: Revised Liberty Link Label Allows Rate Increase

👤By Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Weed Management Specialist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Liberty (glufosinate ammonium: 24.5%) is a contact, broad-spectrum, non-selective herbicide for weed control in Liberty Link corn and soybean and a corn hybrid stack with glyphosate and Liberty tolerance. A recent update in the Liberty label will provide an opportunity

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Nebraska: Western Bean Cutworm – Scouting and Treatment

Nebraska: Western Bean Cutworm – Scouting and Treatment

👤By Julie Peterson, Robert Wright, Wayne Ohnesorg, Jeff Bradshaw, and Katharine Swoboda Bhattarai, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Entomologists 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The first western bean cutworm moths were captured in University of Nebraska-Lincoln black light traps June 12 at Concord, June 20 at Clay Center, June 28 at North Platte, and June 29 at Scottsbluff. Flights have been particularly heavy in

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Nebraska Winter Wheat: 5 Strategies for Post-Harvest Marketing

Nebraska Winter Wheat: 5 Strategies for Post-Harvest Marketing

👤By Jessica Groskopf and Cory Walters, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ag Economists 🕔Jul 19, 2017

When developing a post-harvest marketing plan, your objective should be to obtain a higher price than the cash price offered at harvest. This article will discuss five strategies to post-harvest market winter wheat. We are going to assume winter wheat

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Nebraska Wheat: Protecting 2018 Yields – It’s Critical to Control Volunteer Wheat

Nebraska Wheat: Protecting 2018 Yields – It’s Critical to Control Volunteer Wheat

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Jul 19, 2017

In the Nebraska Panhandle, major losses were caused by wheat streak mosaic virus this year. One wheat grower said his winter wheat yields averaged 8-22 bushels/acre. His test weight averaged 54 lb/bushel. A number of growers had their fields released

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Midwest and Plains Crop Progress: Conditions Decline in Many Areas

Midwest and Plains Crop Progress: Conditions Decline in Many Areas

👤By Anthony Greder, DTN Managing Editor, and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 11, 2017

Corn, soybean and spring wheat conditions all declined last week, according to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. Corn condition dropped to 65% good to excellent last week, down 3 percentage points from 68% the previous week. Silking was

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Drought: North Plains Had Driest April-June since 2006 – DTN

Drought: North Plains Had Driest April-June since 2006 – DTN

👤By Bryce Anderson DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Like items on a shopping list, drought in the Northern Plains is damaging crops and forage, with no immediate end in sight.   Grassland — check. Spring wheat — check. The driest April-through-June since 2006 in South Dakota — and

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