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Thursday July 18, 2024
Corn Disease Report
Some common corn diseases have already been reported in the state. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson Ziems says bacterial streak and tar spot are some diseases that crop producers should be on the lookout for. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/plantdisease/corn

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Tuesday June 18, 2024
Groundwater Levels Update
Nebraska’s recent drought issues have caused most of the state’s groundwater to decline. UNL Geologist Aaron Young discusses the situation and also analyzes how recent precipitation has impacted groundwater levels.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2024/nebraska-groundwater-levels-continue-decline-after-prolonged-drought

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Wednesday April 24, 2024
Army Cutworm in Western Nebraska Wheat and Alfalfa
Army cutworms specific to wheat and alfalfa have been spotted in Sioux and Lincoln Counties in Nebraska. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Julie Peterson talks about how to scout, and what to do if you find an infestation.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2024/army-cutworm-scouting-urged-western-nebraska-wheat-and-alfalfa

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Tuesday April 16, 2024
Controlling Winter Annual Weeds in Corn and Soybeans
Winter annuals weeds can negatively impact the growth and yield of corn, soybean, and other cash crops like winter wheat. Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala talks about options for producers looking to keep the weeds down this spring.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/control-winter-annual-weeds-early-protect-crop-yield

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Wednesday March 6, 2024
Pre-Planting Planter Maintenance
Making sure your planter is properly maintained and ready to go is critical to planting success. Nebraska Extension Engineer Paul Jasa talks about inspecting and making sure your planter is ready for the season. MP3
https://youtu.be/PyghvsJtILY?si=sOgQpLhwKtQUlCf-

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Tuesday March 5, 2024
2024 Commodity Market Outlook
Volatile grain markets are nothing new to Nebraska Farmers. On today’s Almanac, Global Commodities Analytics President Mike Zuzulo talks about key factors that could affect this year’s prices. MP3
https://youtu.be/O8CTJoDd3dM?si=QjTOgZmMITKgd4PN

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Monday February 12, 2024
Optimizing Nitrogen Applications With An Online Management Tool
Efficient application of nitrogen will benefit farmers from time, material and money savings as well as controlling the amount that could become problematic for the environment. Extension Educator Laura Thompson talks about an online management tool that helps producers apply nitrogen more efficiently. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/nitrogen-tool

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Friday January 12, 2024
Soybean Seed Selection
Researching past soybean crop disease problems is a good place to start when determining what type of seed to plant for the new season. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Dylan Mangel talks about why starting with disease resistant soybean seeds is critical to avoiding disease problems next season. MP3
https://marketjournal.unl.edu/

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Monday January 8, 2024
Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS)
Nebraska Extension offers a program to help crop producers do experimentation and research of their own to discover better ways to grow our food. Nebraska Extension Educator Chuck Burr discusses the TAPS program and how it helps farmers grow food more efficiently and cost effectively. MP3
https://taps.unl.edu/

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Tuesday December 19, 2023
Pesticide Application Drones
New technology is helping farmers save money, labor, and reduce chemical applies to the environment. Jordan Sayre from Agri Spray Drones talks about how their product is helping farmers be more efficient. MP3
https://agrispraydrones.com/

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Monday November 27, 2023
Late Fall Early Winter Weather Forecast
Mild conditions will continue as increased shots of moisture are expected across the state. Nebraska Extension Assistant Meteorologist Eric Hunt talks about current weather patterns and what we might expected for early winter.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/weather-information-resources

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Friday November 10, 2023
Manure And Crop Residue Trading
Trading corn stalk residue and manure might make sense for some farmers. Leslie Johnson, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Animal Manure Management Project Coordinator suggests testing nutrient content before discussing trading.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/2023/trading-manure-and-crop-residues-considerations-fair-trade

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Monday October 2, 2023
Assessing Soil Health
Even in a state like Nebraska with some of the best soil in the world, testing your soil health is critical to growing crops. Nebraska Statewide Soil Health Specialist, Caro Cordova talks about conservation and soil testing.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/soil-health-program

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Friday September 29, 2023
Soybean Stem Borer
An earlier harvest of soybeans might help avoid a problem later if there is an infestation of soybean stem borers. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Ron Seymour says it will be much easier to harvest soybeans before the soybean stem borer has a chance to cut plants down to the ground. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/soybean-management/insects-soybean-stem-borer

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Thursday September 28, 2023
Corn Disease Report
Nebraska farmers have seen corn diseases in various parts of the state. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems talks about what she’s seen and what others have reported. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/plantdisease/corn

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