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Friday January 7, 2021
Insecticide Seed Treatment for Corn and Soybeans
Insecticide seed treatments are a great way to manage early season pests. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Bob Wright talks about seed treatments on the market and what farmers should be looking for when they purchase their seed for spring.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/tags/seed-treatment

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Monday January 3, 2021
Soybean Seed Treatment for Diseases
Disease resistant soybean seed will be the first step in helping your crop avoid disease pressures next season. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems talks about what farmers should be aware of before buying their seed.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/tags/seed-treatment

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December 22, 2021
Winter Wheat Works
Planting a winter wheat crop can help your soil health and increase yield in other crops in subsequent plantings. Nebraska Extension Educator Nathan Mueller talks about the benefits of planting a winter wheat crop. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/adding-winter-wheat-to-crop-rotation

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Monday December 6, 2021
2021 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo
The 2021 Soybean Day and Machinery Expo hosted by Nebraska Extension will be held December 16th at the Saunders County Fairground Pavilion. Nebraska Extension Educator Aaron Nygren says the Expo will be a good opportunity for soybean growers to keep up to date on current soybean issues.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/nebraska-soybean-day-and-machinery-expo-offers-2022-growing-season-information

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Wednesday December 1, 2021
Soybean Seed Selection for Next Season
In part one of this discussion on disease resistant crop seed, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson Ziems talked about what corn diseases farmers saw in the field last season. Today she turns the focus to soybeans and says farmers should carefully consider their seed choices for next season.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/seed-selection-can-help-manage-diseases-next-year

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Tuesday November 30, 2021
Corn Seed Selection for Next Season
The best way to combat disease problems in the field is to choose resistant varieties to plant for next season. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson Ziems talks about common corn diseases this past season and how to avoid them next year.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/seed-selection-can-help-manage-diseases-next-year

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Tuesday November 16, 2021
The Benefits of Prairie Strips
Producers have a wide variety of options when it comes to buffer areas and strips of land bordering their fields. University of Nebraska Ag Economics Professor John Westra talks about prairie strips and how producers can benefit from diversity and other economically beneficial practices.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/management/prairie-strips-example-ecosystem-goods-and-services

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Friday November 5, 2021
Using Aerial Imagery to Help Determine the Effectiveness of Cover Crops
A growing trend in farming is the use of cover crops, but just how effective are they? University of Nebraska Cropping Systems Assistant Professor Andrea Basche talks about how the use of aerial drones and photography can help farmers make assessments and better decisions about cover crops.MP3
hhttps://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/using-aerial-imagery-help-determine-impact-cover-crops-cash-crop-growth-and-development

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Tuesday October 19, 2021
Corn Tar Spot
Tar spot on corn is a relatively new disease particularly in eastern Nebraska. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson Ziems talks about where it’s been found and how producers can take steps to avoid it next season.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/corn-disease-update

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Friday October 15, 2021
Soybean Gall Midge Management
Identify this year’s Soybean Gall Midge infested fields is important so possible management action can be planned for adjacent fields planted to soybean in 2022. Nebraska Extension Crop Protection and Crop Systems Specialist Justin McMechan talks management strategies for next season.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/soybean-gall-midge-identified-eight-additional-nebraska-counties

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Wednesday October 13, 2021
Soybean Cyst Nematode Sampling
Taking soil samples after you’ve harvested your soybeans can be a good management strategy to control soybean cyst nematode. Nebraska Extension Plant Diagnostician Kyle Broderick talks about taking soil samples.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/sample-soybean-cyst-nematode-fall

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Monday October 11, 2021
Soybean Gall Midge Update
Soybean gall midge injury and pressure varied considerably across east-central Nebraska this season. Nebraska Extension Crop Protection and Crop Systems Specialist Justin McMechan talks about what farmers are seeing in the fields.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/soybean-gall-midge-identified-eight-additional-nebraska-counties

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Tuesday September 28, 2021
Cover Crops Between Rows
Installing a cover crop between your soybeans and corn may help with weed suppression and nutrient depletion according to Nebraska Extension educator Chris Proctor.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/results-interseeding-cover-crops-corn-or-soybean

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Tuesday August 10, 2021
Center Pivot End Gun Considerations
End guns have been a useful tool on the ends of irrigation systems for years. Nebraska Extension Irrigated Cropping Systems Educator Steve Melvin talks about the advantages and challenges of selecting the right end gun.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/center-pivot-end-gun-considerations

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Tuesday July 20, 2021
Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic
If you’ve got some rots and spots, you can send samples to the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic at the University of Nebraska. Extension Diagnostician Kyle Broderick talks about what diseases have been prevalent in this year’s crops.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/disease-reports-unl-diagnostic-clinic-june

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Tuesday June 29, 2021
Control Grasshoppers Now
Populations of immature grasshoppers are being reported in areas bordering crop fields in several parts of Nebraska. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Bob Wright says control is easier in borders and more successful in the immature stages.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/grasshopper-management

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Wednesday June 16, 2021
2021 Palmer Amaranth Field Day
Managing one of the most difficult and herbicide resistant weeds will be the focus of an upcoming field day offered by Nebraska Extension. Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala talks about what producers can expect by attending the field day that will focus on Palmer Amaranth.MP3
https://ianrnews.unl.edu/nebraska-extension-field-day-management-palmer-amaranth-corn

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Wednesday June 9, 2021
Weed Management Field Day
Nebraska Extension is once again offering a Weed Management Field Day coming June 23rd. Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala talks about what producers will learn at the field day.MP3
https://agronomy.unl.edu/fieldday

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Wednesday May 26, 2021
Soybean Gall Midge Alert Network
A new pest of soybeans is being studied by several states and research findings can quickly be shared with researchers. Nebraska Extension Specialist Justin McMechan says the Soybean Gall Midge Alert Network helps producers, researchers and coops stay ahead of the emergence and spread of the pest.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/2020-soybean-gall-midge-alert-network

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