Local Crop Water: Crop Water Use & Soil Moisture Status for July 6 – July 13

Soil moisture monitoring at 1', 2', and 3' depths A new program called “Local Crop Water” sponsored by Nebraska Extension in Dodge & Washington counties will share weekly crop water use and soil moisture measurements from three irrigated and one rainfed field in 2015.  The cost of the materials (ET gauges, Watermark soil sensors, sensor reading, mileage, etc.) for the program comes from local […] Continue reading →

Monitor Grasshopper Levels in Field Borders

grasshoppers Populations of grasshoppers are being reported in areas bordering crop fields in East Central Nebraska. If these grasshopper species are one of the four major species that are likely to infest cropland, control may be warranted. If they are abundant, it’s best to try to control grasshoppers while they are concentrated in the border areas…Read […] Continue reading →

Dodge & Washington County Crop Report

Defoliation from green cloverworms and thistle caterpillars. Most corn is between the V6 and V12 growth stages. Growers, seed companies, and agronomists are monitoring northern corn leaf blight in the area as lesions are now visible. Scouting will be important especially on more susceptible hybrids following corn. Corn blotch leaf miners are now active, but at low levels. Overall, the corn crop […] Continue reading →