Nebraska Corn: Scouting for Insects after Emergence

🕔May 21, 2018As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs or wheat stem maggot. Wireworms and white grubs […]

Nebraska – Glyphosate Resistance: Preemergence Herbicides Help in Roundup Ready Corn

🕔May 15, 2018Widespread and repeated use of glyphosate in Roundup Ready crops has resulted in 17 weed species becoming resistant to glyphosate in the US, confirmed as of 2017. At least six […]

Nebraska Planting: Preventing Wind Erosion

🕔May 15, 2018Soil erosion by wind becomes a serious problem when natural vegetation is removed or depleted. It can occur anywhere when vegetation and climatic conditions are conducive. These conditions exist when […]

Nebraska Corn, Soy: You Can Fill the Bin, but Can You Empty It? 3 Things to Do.

🕔May 15, 2018Farmers in coffee shops often discuss yield as a way of measuring their success. However, full bins do not equate to the highest revenue. With planting finally getting started, the […]

Nebraska Wheat: Stripe Rust and Leaf Rust Update

🕔May 15, 2018A survey May 9-10 of wheat fields in southeast and south central Nebraska did not reveal any diseases. Wheat growth stage ranged from Feekes 6 (first node detectable) in fields […]

Nebraska Corn and Soybeans: Soilborne and Early Seedling Pathogens Delayed Planting

🕔May 8, 2018Soilborne pathogens and early seedling diseases may be more frequent in corn and soybean this year due to cool weather conditions this spring and delayed planting. The USDA’s National Agricultural […]

Nebraska Spring Cover Crop: How Planting Date, Varieties Affect Growth

🕔May 8, 2018Importance of Planting Date Reduced spring growth resulting from delayed planting of small grain cover crops has been widespread throughout the western Corn Belt. The composite photograph (Figure 1) shows […]

Nebraska Soybeans: Keys to Managing Herbicide Resistance

🕔May 8, 2018As you begin developing your weed management plan, here are six key management practices and five key timings to improve control of herbicide-resistant weeds this year.

Nebraska: Marestail – Residual Herbicides Best for Spring Management

🕔May 8, 2018Marestail, also known as horseweed or Canada fleabane, is a winter or summer annual weed in Nebraska. Control is most successful in the fall or early spring at the rosette […]

Nebraska Xtend Soybeans: Cover Crops or Burndown – Which Dicamba Product Should I Use?

🕔Apr 30, 2018Q: Which dicamba product should I use to terminate broadleaf cover crops or burn down weeds before planting Xtend soybean? A: I recently received several phone calls from growers with […]

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