NAACrops

Friday August 12, 2022
Pros and Cons of Center Pivot End Guns
Many farmers consider end guns standard equipment on center pivots, while others would never consider installing one. Nebraska Extension Irrigated Cropping Systems Educator Steve Melvin talks about the pros and cons of end guns.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/center-pivot-end-gun-considerations

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Friday July 15, 2022
Potential Diseases in the Upcoming Soybean Crop
UNL Assistant Professor Dylan Mangel talks about what soybean producers should be on the lookout for when it comes to potential diseases. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2022/after-storm-managing-crop-damage

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Corn Disease Update
Our crops have had to endure drought and some severe weather across the state. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems talks about some diseases that have been reported as a result of harsh conditions. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/plantdisease/corn

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Tuesday July 5, 2022
Scouting Fields for Japanese Beetle
Japanese beetles are being detected in many fields across the state. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Bob Wright says it’s time to check your fields for signs they might be feeding on your crops.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/japanese-beetles

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Friday June 24, 2022
Hail Damage to Corn
Wheat stalks are easily damaged by hail. Justing McMechan Nebraska Extension Crop Protection Specialist talks about assessing hail damage to winter wheat.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/hailknow

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Wednesday June 22, 2022
Hail Damage to Corn
Production loss estimates in corn from hail damage is a critical first step for determining the need to replant or to make adjustments on future inputs. Justing McMechan Nebraska Extension Crop Protection Specialist says hail damage to corn is much different than damage to soybeans.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/hailknow

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Monday June 20, 2022
Hail Damage to Soybeans
Parts of the state have received serious storm damage to crops. Nebraska Extension Crop Protection Specialist Justin McMechan talks about evaluation and management of soybeans following a hail storm. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/hailknow

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June 13, 2022
2022 Weed Management Field Day
Nebraska Extension is hosting the 2022 Weed Management Field Day June 29th at the South Central Ag Lab near Clay Center. Nebraska Extension Specialist Amit Jhala talks about some of the new techniques being used to keep pesticide resistant weeds under control in soybeans and corn. MP3
https://agronomy.unl.edu/fieldday

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Wednesday May 11, 2022
Are You Paid for Your Hard Red Winter Wheat Quality?
The food industry will pay a premium price for certain characteristics of hard red winter wheat according to Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Cory Walters.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/crops/are-you-paid-your-hard-red-winter-wheat-quality

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Wednesday March 30, 2022
Are Winter Wheat Soil Nutrients Affected by the Dry Weather?
Dry weather conditions in the state could have an impact on the winter wheat crop. Nebraska Extension Associate Educator Nathan Mueller talks about how the dry weather can affect soil nutrients and what to do about it. MP3
https://youtu.be/E9UbUX4vHXc

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Thursday February 17, 2022
Managing Increases in Fertilizer Costs
Rising fertilizer costs means producers are going to have to make some changes in order to remain profitable. UNL Ag Economics Program Director John Westra explains what’s driving the market and how farmers can manage it.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/crops/fertilizer-costs-what-driving-increase-and-how-can-growers-manage-it

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Friday January 7, 2022
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, 2022
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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