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Wednesday August 28, 2019
North Platte River Valley Canal Repair Update
Surface-water irrigators in the North Platte River Valley lost their water supply due to a partially collapsed tunnel and washout that occurred on July 17. Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf gives an update on the repairs at the Gering Fort Laramie Goshen Irrigation District canal.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/panhandle/canal-break/

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Friday August 23, 2019
Southern Rust in Corn
Southern corn rust has made its way into the state. This fungus if left untreated can cause significant yield loss in susceptible hybrids. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems talks about the symptoms and how to identify Southern Rust.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/southern-rust-corn-confirmed-southeast-nebraska

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Wednesday August 21, 2019
Soybean Gall Midge Update
Soybean gall midge numbers continue to increase in eastern and northeast parts of the state. Nebraska Extension Crop Protection Specialist Justin McMechan says Soybean Gall Midge is a relatively new pest and they are still learning how to effectively control and manage it.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/tags/soybean-gall-midge

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Friday August 9, 2019
Upcoming Extension Crop and Soil Clinics
Upcoming clinics focusing on soil health, corn and soybean production are being presented by Nebraska Extension. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator says producers will want to attend to learn about new research and production topics. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/crop-mgmt-diagnostic-clinics-2019

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Thursday August 8 2019
Winter Wheat Weed Control
Weeds in winter wheat can cause serious production issues including drought and disease problems. Nebraska Extension Western Crop Specialist Bob Klein discusses what producers should be doing to control several weeds. MP3
hhttps://cropwatch.unl.edu/weed-management-winter-wheat

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Wednesday August 7, 2019
Soybean Management Field Days
New soybean research as well as marketing and promotion will be the focus of the 2019 Soybean Management Field Days. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen talks about what topics will be covered and the locations the field days will be held. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/SMFD-2019

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Thursday August 1, 2019
Programmable Irrigation
Saving water, chemicals and fertilizer are the focus of irrigation systems with the latest technologies. Nebraska Extension Biological Systems Engineer Bill Kranz talks about how irrigation pivots are being upgraded to spray water only where needed.MP3
https://water.unl.edu

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Tuesday July 30, 2019
Scouting for Grasshoppers
Immature grasshoppers are being reported in crop field borders in several areas around Nebraska. High numbers of grasshoppers in these areas might warrant some control methods. Nebraska Extension Educator, Bob Wright talks about scouting and control options.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/grasshopper-management

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Wednesday July 17, 2019
Scouting for Japanese Beetles in Corn & Soybean Fields
Japanese Beetles are beginning to emerge in eastern Nebraska. Extension Entomologist Robert Wright says the first step to controlling them is scouting your fields. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/japanese-beetles

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Monday July 1, 2019
Using Animal Manure for Healthier Soil
Better soil health begins with applications of animal manure. University of Nebraska Graduate Research Assistant Agustin Olivo talks about what manure can do for the soil.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/article/manure-nutrient-management/how-can-animal-manure-help-my-soils-be-healthier-and-more

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Tuesday June 25, 2019
Glyphosate Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day
Glyphosate resistant Palmer Amaranth is a particularly difficult weed to manage in corn and soybean fields. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist says this year's Glyphosate-Resistant field day will be Wednesday, July 10, at Carleton.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/glyphosate-resistant-palmer-field-day-july-10

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Friday June 21, 2019
Wheat Rust Issues
The wet spring has caused some rust issues in wheat. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Stephen Wegulo talks about the different kinds of rust and what producers can do about it.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/stripe-rust-confirmed-nebraska-wheat

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Wednesday June 19, 2019
Crop Planting and Germination Response to Flooding
Wet weather this spring has caused lots of planting issues around the state. Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Educator Tyler Williams says flooding and precipitation has caused many germination and disease problems.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/response-germinating-and-early-season-soybeans-flooding

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Wednesday June 5, 2019
Weed Management Field Day
The 2019 Weed Management Field day is June 26th at the South Central Ag Lab near Clay Center. Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala talks about what farmers who attend can expect to learn.MP3
https://agronomy.unl.edu/fieldday

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Thursday May 30, 2019
Resistant European Corn Borer
While European corn borer numbers have greatly decreased regionally since the introduction of Bt corns hybrids. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Tom Hunt says growers still need to be vigilant in scouting and treating as Bt resistant insects are increasing.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/scouting-and-treatment-first-generation-european-corn-borer

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Thursday May 23, 2019
Managing Loose Cornstalks
During planting season an overabundance of cornstalks can be a challenge for farmers. Nebraska Extension Educator John Wilson talks about how cornstalks accumulated in fields during the recent flood and what producers can do about it.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/managing-loose-cornstalks

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Monday May 13, 2019
Agricultural Spray Nozzle Tips
Using the correct spray nozzles when applying pesticides to your cropland is beneficial. It is critical for efficient coverage, preventing drift and proper management of weeds according to Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension Western Crops Specialist. MP3
https://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/ec130.html

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Friday May 3, 2019
Corn and Soybean Planting Conditions
As crop planting time is upon us, Nebraska Extension Educator Jenny Rees talks about several considerations for field conditions farmers need to think about.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/late-April-forecast-plus-soil-status

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Thursday May 2, 2019
Early Soybean Planting
Nebraska Extension Educator Jenny Rees says plenty of research has shown that planting soybeans early will help you increase your harvest.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/amplifying-positive-impacts-early-soybean-planting

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