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Friday November 11, 2022
Winterizing Your Center Pivot
Is your center pivot system ready for winter? Nebraska Extension Irrigated Cropping Systems Educator Steve Melvin gives some tips on winterizing irrigation equipment.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/checklist-winterizing-your-center-pivot

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Thursday November 10, 2022
The Benefits of Prairie Strips
Farmers and ranchers have a portfolio of conservation practices they can integrate into their production systems. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Ag Economics Professor John Westra talks about prairie strips and how producers can benefit from diversity while still being an economically beneficial practice.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/management/prairie-strips-example-ecosystem-goods-and-services

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Wednesday November 9, 2022
Cover Crop Biomass Calculator
Maximizing cover crop growth between fall harvest and spring planting remains a challenge for corn and soybean producers. Nebraska Extension Statewide Soil Health Educator Katja Koehler-Cole says the University has developed new software to help farmers predict the biomass produced by their cover crops.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2022/cover-crop-biomass-calculator-available-nebraska

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Friday, October 28, 2022
Drones and Precision Agriculture
Having a drone can significantly help farmers understand the growing conditions of their crops. Other precision ag issues can have a big impact on how our producers grow our food. Nebraska Extension Educator Nate Dorsey talks about some of the current issues in precision ag.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/ssm

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Monday, October 24, 2022
2022 Nebraska Extension Weed Science School
Farmers having difficulty managing crop weeds should plan to attend the 2022 Weed Science School coming up November 9th near Mead. Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala talks about what producers can expect to learn at the seminar.MP3
https://agronomy.unl.edu/weedscienceschool

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
Tar Spot on Corn
Keeping an eye on your crops is a good practice for producers. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems cautions corn producers to be on the lookout for tar spot, a relatively new corn disease.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/tar-spot-disease-corn-confirmed-several-nebraska-counties

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Wednesday September 28, 2022
Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing
Nebraska Extension is offering free testing for soybean cyst nematode after harvest. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Dylan Mangel says crop producers should take advantage of this and rotate their crops should the pest be found in soybean fields. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/sample-soybean-cyst-nematode-fall

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Friday September 16, 2022
Last Corn Irrigation of the Season
Figuring out when to water your corn for the last time of the season involves factors like weather conditions, soil type and the needs of your crop. Nebraska Extension Educator Bruno Lena discusses when to schedule your last irrigation of the season for corn.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2022/scheduling-last-few-irrigations-season

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Wednesday September 14, 2022
Interseeding Cover Crops into Corn or Soybeans
Interseeding cover crops into living corn and soybeans has been and increasingly popular management practice in recent years. Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator talks about the benefits and what the research has shown thus far.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2021/results-interseeding-cover-crops-corn-or-soybean/

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Friday August 26, 2022
Spider Mite Damage
Two species of spider mites are starting to cause damaging in corn and soybeans fields around the state. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Bob Wright says knowing what to look for is the first step in controlling spider mites.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/identifying-spider-mite-damage-species-responsible

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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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