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 […]

USDA Crop Progress: Corn Planting Rockets Ahead – DTN

🕔May 15, 2018Farmers continued to put the pedal to the metal last week, pushing planting progress ahead another 23 percentage points and nearly catching up to the five-year average pace, according to […]

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 […]

FFA Pilot Program with Mycogen Seeds – Agribusiness in the Classroom – DTN

🕔May 14, 2018A pilot program between a handful of high school FFA programs and a major seed company is attempting to sow the seeds for future careers in agribusiness.   The new agronomy […]

USDA Crop Progress: Planting Jumped Ahead with Improved Weather – DTN

🕔May 9, 2018Corn planting progress jumped a whopping 22 percentage points last week and narrowed the gap between this year’s progress and the five-year average pace, according to the USDA National Ag […]

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 […]

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