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Tuesday January 12, 2021
Soybean Gall Midge Issues
A new pest causing serious damage to soybeans has growers concerned in the state. Nebraska Extension Crop Production Specialist Justin McMechan talks about the history of the soybean gall midge and what producers should be on the lookout for next season.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/subscribe-cropwatch-podcast

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Friday December 18, 2020
Managing Crop Diseases Starts Now with Seed Selection
Now is the perfect time to think about how you can minimize diseases next growing season. Nebraska Extension Cropping and Water Systems Educator Melissa Bartels says reviewing diseases and the level they were present in your fields can help you select more disease-resistant corn hybrids and soybean varieties for the upcoming season. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/managing-diseases-starts-now-seed-selection

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Monday December 14, 2020
2020 Soybean Disease Resistance Issues
Soybeans saw a variety of disease issues during the 2020 growing season. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems talks about what diseases were a problem and suggests some resistant varieties for 2021.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/managing-diseases-starts-now-seed-selection

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Monday December 7, 2020
2020 Virtual Soybean Management Field Days
This year’s Soybean Management Field Days will be an online experience for soybean growers in the state. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen explains researchers and other specialists have recorded their presentations for growers to watch anytime they want.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2020-soybean-management-field-days/

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Friday December 4, 2020
Virtual Nebraska Soybean Days and Machinery Expo
Nebraska Extension will hold the 2020 Soybean Days and Machinery Expo online. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen says this is a key opportunity for producers to get prepared for the upcoming growing season.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/nebraska-soybean-day-and-machinery-expo/

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Thursday November 5, 2020
Manure and Crop Soil Health
Manure can benefit crop soil health in many ways. Nebraska Extension Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer Amy-Millmier-Schmidt talks about using manure effectively on your crop soil.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/soil-quality-health-impacts-manure

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Tuesday November 3, 2020
Identifying Fall Crop Weeds
Harvest has been the focus of crop farmers this fall, but don’t overlook importance of weed management this time of the year. Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala talks about controlling winter annual weeds and how it will benefit next year’s crop. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/identifying-fall-emerging-weeds

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Thursday October 22, 2020
Farm Bits Podcast
Modern agriculture is turning to new technology to increase yield, reduce chemical applications and save water. Two University of Nebraska graduate students have started a podcast to examine digital agriculture and how it benefits farmers.MP3
https://ianrnews.unl.edu/digital-agriculture-team-launches-new-farmbits-podcast

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Wednesday October 7, 2020
Soybean Cover Crops
Integration cover crops into your soybean or corn fields can greatly reduce weed management issues as well as contributing nitrogen and improving soil. Nebraska Extension Weed Management Educator Chris Proctor talks about cover crops and your soil.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/interseeding-cover-crops-corn-or-soybean

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Friday October 2, 2020
On Farm Research Projects
Are you interested in how agriculture technologies can improve nitrogen management on your farm? Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson says a $1.2 million on-farm conservation innovation trials grant from USDA-NRCS will give producers hands-on experience with new technologies to manage nitrogen more efficiently.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/precision-nitrogen-management-farm-research-project

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Monday September 28, 2020
SARE Partnership Grants 2021
The North Central Region Sustainable Ag Research and Education (SARE) program is offering a variety of grants in 2021. Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Lesoing says the grant process is open for extension educators, ag consultants and other agricultural professionals.MP3
https://northcentral.sare.org/grants/

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Tuesday September 1, 2020
Center Pivot End Gun Considerations
End guns on center pivots can help farmers get water to difficult areas of their fields. But, Nebraska Extension Irrigation Cropping Systems Educator Steve Melvin, says the end gun is most inefficient part of the pivot because it does not apply the water very uniformly.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/center-pivot-end-gun-considerations

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Thursday August 20, 2020
1000 Canker Disease
A new threat to black walnut trees hasn’t arrived in Nebraska, but has been devastating to walnut trees in western states. Laurie Stepanek from the Nebraska Forest Service talks about 1000 canker disease and the potential problem it could be here in the state. MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/publications/downloads/walnut wood quarantine %26 1000 cankers.pdf

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Thursday August 6, 2020
Soybean Aphid
Low levels of soybean aphids have been detected in eastern Nebraska fields. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Tom Hunt says that’s not much concern for now, but they have the potential to do serious damage to crops if their numbers increase.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/although-low-levels-soybean-aphids-present-northeast-nebraska

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Thursday July 30, 2020
Foliar Fungicide Usage for Corn
Foliar fungicides can help with yield for corn crops according to Nebraska Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems. She also says farmers need to assess the return on investment before making applications.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/considerations-foliar-fungicide-use-corn

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Wednesday July 22, 2020
Partial Reopening of the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic
UNL’s Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic has been reopened on a limited basis according to Extension Plant Diagnostician Kyle Broderick.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/plant-and-pest-diagnostic-clinic-updated-submission-procedures

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Friday July 17, 2020
2020 Corn Disease Update
Reports of common corn diseases are starting to come into extension offices around the state. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems talks about what producers should know to keeping ahead of these diseases.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/plantdisease/corn

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Wednesday July 15, 2020
Japanese Beetles in Ag Crops
Corn silk and soybean leaves are favorite foods for emerging Japanese beetles. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Bob Wright talks about what producers should know about controlling Japanese Beetles.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/japanese-beetles

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Monday July 13, 2020
Soybean Frogeye Leaf Spot
In 2019, fungicide resistance was detected in soybean Frogeye leaf spot samples from 10 Nebraska counties. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems talks about frogeye leaf spot and what producers should be on the lookout for in 2020.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/fungicide-resistance-and-management-frogeye-leaf-spot-soybean-nebraska

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