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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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Thursday August 2, 2018
Post Harvest Winter Wheat Weed Control
Timely control of weeds after winter wheat harvest can limit soil moisture loss to weeds and prevent the deposit of more weed seeds in the soil. Nebraska Extension Western Crop Specialist Bob Klein says timing and split applications can help keep the weeds down in wheat stands.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/post-harvest-weed-control-winter-wheat

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Tuesday July 31, 2018
Water Smart Irrigation
New technology is being developed at the University of Nebraska to help farmers conserve water and cut down on nitrogen applications. Nebraska Extension Irrigation Specialist Bill Kranz says programmable center pivots along with GPS and satellite imagery will let farmers control the amount of water and fertilizers being applied in a more precisely.MP3
https://water.unl.edu

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Wednesday July 25, 2018
Scouting For Japanese Beetles In Corn And Soybeans
Japanese Beetles are starting to make an impact on crops like corn and soybeans. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Bob Wright says scouting your fields is the first step in controlling the pests. The beetles have typically been a problem for homeowners in Omaha and Lincoln, but are now being found in crops as far west as Lexington.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/scout-corn-and-soybean-japanese-beetles

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Thursday July 18, 2018
Hops Research Project
The possibility of hops becoming a specialty crop in Nebraska has been the focus of a research project sponsored by Nebraska Extension. Program Coordinator Katie Kreuser says there have been a few varieties of hops that have done very well in Nebraska’s growing conditions and craft brewers are starting to take notice.MP3
https://agronomy.unl.edu/nebraska-hops

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Friday July 6, 2018
Glyphosate Resistant Palmer Amaranth Field Day
Herbicide resistant palmer amaranth has made its way into every corner of the state and Nebraska Extension is offering a field day to discuss cultural and chemical methods of controlling it. The Glyphosate Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field day is July 11 at Carleton Nebraska near Geneva.MP3
https://agronomy.unl.edu/palmer

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Wednesday July 4, 2018
Grasshopper Management
Usually we don’t have any concerns about grasshoppers until it’s too late. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Bob Wright says the best way to keep grasshoppers under control is to manage them while they are young and small. Doing so will require much less pesticide and effort.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/grasshopper-control-most-effective-early-season

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Monday July 2, 2018
Soil Health Clinic
Soil Health is the topic of a clinic offered by Nebraska Extension July 18th at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen says the clinic is not just for crop producers, but for anyone who wants to learn about good soil health.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/soil-health-training-july-18-enrec

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