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Thursday March 7, 2019
Soybean Germination Rates
Soybean growers in the state need to adjust their seeding rates due to lower seed germination. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems says soybean germination rates are lower than past years due to several factors.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/soybean-seed-germination-concerns

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Tuesday February 19, 2019
Innovative Corn Challenge
The Innovative Youth Corn Challenge being offered by Nebraska Extension to 4-H and FFA youth will guide participants through the process of choosing, planting, caring, harvesting and marketing corn. Winners of the challenge will be awarded cash prizes for yield and innovative techniques. Brandy VanDeWalle, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/youth-corn-challenge-2019

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Friday February 15, 2019
Benefits of Cover Crops
Across Nebraska, the use of cover crops is increasing. Improving and safeguarding soil health is vitally important to our most important industry, agriculture. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen says farmers are increasing the health and quality of our soils by planting cover crops.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/feb-15-nebraska-cover-crop-conference-growers-using-cornsoybean-rotation

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Wednesday February 6, 2019
Removing Dicamba Residue From Sprayers
Soybeans are especially susceptible to damage from the chemical herbicide Dicamba. Nebraska Extension Western Crop Specialist Bob Klein says because of this, producers need to make an extra effort to clean out their sprayers after an application of Dicamba to avoid any unintentional damage.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/removing-dicamba-residues-your-sprayer-tricky-task

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Thursday January 24, 2019
Nebraska Cover Crop & Soil Health Conference
The 2019 Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference coming up February 14th is a great opportunity for farmers to learn about how cover crops can improve their soil health. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen talks about the importance of utilizing cover crops and what farmers can expect by attending the conference.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/nebraska-cover-crop-conference/

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Tuesday January 22, 2019
On Farm Research Network
Farmers and ranchers in Nebraska have a valuable resource to answer some of their toughest questions. Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson says the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network provides information from the past, as well as opportunities for farmers and ranchers to participate in new studies.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/on-farm-research

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Wednesday January 9, 2019
2019 Pesticide Education Training
Pesticide applicators looking to renew their licenses will need to attend certification workshops offered by Nebraska Extension. Greg Puckett, Nebraska Extension Assistant with the UNL Pesticide office says certification seminars will be conducted throughout the state beginning in January and last through April.MP3
https://ianrnews.unl.edu/2019-training-covers-pesticide-label-changes-avoiding-target-movement

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Friday November 13, 2018
Avoiding Soil Compaction at Harvest
Farmers finding wet fields might be concerned about compacting their soils at harvest time. Nebraska Extension Engineer Paul Jasa talks about how to minimize damaging your fields with ruts and potentially compacting the soil. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/avoiding-compaction-harvest

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Wednesday November 11, 2018
How Crop Insurance Might Save You From Low Quality Beans
Some fields might produce damaged or lower quality soybeans but Nebraska Extension Grain Economist Cory Walters says it doesn’t mean it’s a total loss. Most crop insurance should cover this issue if producers save samples and discuss it with their agent.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/how-crop-insurance-may-work-low-quality-beans

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Thursday November 8, 2018
Drones in Agriculture
Technology is changing the way we grow our crops, manage our fields, apply our water, and use our pesticides. Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson talks about how using drones can greatly benefit any farm operation.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/drones-buzzing-toward-increased-crop-production

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Wednesday November 7, 2018
Soybean Cyst Nematode
Soybean cyst nematode is a parasite that attacks the roots of soybeans causing lower than expected yields. Gary Lesoing, Nebraska Extension Educator says the Nebraska Soybean Board is sponsoring soybean cyst nematode sample analysis through the University of Nebraska Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab. Contact your local Extension Office for a sample bag and form.MP3
https://youtu.be/ibaukQNc4XA

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Tuesday October 16, 2018
Extension Weed School
Crop weed control is becoming more difficult with herbicide resistant weeds and managing herbicidal drift. Nebraska Extension will be offering a one-day workshop to address these issues. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist says the workshop will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center Wednesday October 31.MP3
https://agronomy.unl.edu/weedscienceschool

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Friday October 12, 2018
Corn Ear Rots
A few common ear rot diseases have begun to develop in corn fields in various parts of Nebraska. Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems recommends scouting fields prior to harvest to determine which fields may be affected.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/ear-rot-diseases-developing-some-nebraska-corn-fields

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Tuesday October 9, 2018
Corn Stalk Rots
Various stalk rot diseases have been confirmed in samples from corn fields across Nebraska. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems says rots can weaken corn stalks leading to stalk lodging, breakage and harvest difficulties for producers.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/corn-stalk-rots-2018

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Wednesday October 3, 2018
Fall Weed Control for Winter Wheat
Fall weed control in your winter wheat crop can translate into yield increases next spring. Nebraska Extension Crop Specialist Bob Klein says getting control of your weeds now is much easier than trying to deal with the problem in the spring.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/fall-weed-control-options-winter-wheat

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Monday September 24, 2018
How to Compensate for Late Winter Wheat Seeding
Producers that are getting a late start on their winter wheat planting can use a few strategies to help them compensate. Nebraska Extension Crop Specialist Bob Klein talks about what you can do to catch up from a late planting and how location and weather play a part.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/how-late-can-you-seed-winter-wheat-and-still-produce-grain

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Thursday August 9, 2018
Soybean Disease Update
Scouting soybean fields in early August is important to help identify potential disease issues. Seedling infections that happen early in the growing season, are now showing up in the crop. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/tags/soybean-disease

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Tuesday August 7, 2018
Corn Disease Update
A number of diseases have been reported and confirmed in corn samples from around the state as weather conditions continue to be favorable for many diseases. producers and crop consultants should continue to scout and monitor for disease and their potential impact on yield to assess if treatment in needed. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/plantdisease/corn

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Monday August 6, 2018
Soybean Management Field Days & Crop Production Clinics
For 20 years, Soybean Management Field Days and crop production clinics have been helping Nebraska growers stay competitive in the global marketplace. Field days and clinics with take place across the state during August. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/soydays/

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