2014 Forecasted Corn Yields

IMG_4362 Patricio Grassini, UNL Assistant Professor and Extension Cropping Systems Specialist,  and other faculty have put together forecasted corn yields for 2014 using the Hybrid-Maize Model.  Please read the full report and view the two tables showing the corn yield predictions across the Corn Belt. Full report: 2014 Forecasted Corn Yields Based on July 20 Hybrid […] Continue reading →

Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Figure 1. Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) in a field near Nickerson. Most growers and agronomists are familiar with gray leaf spot, but another less known leaf fungal pathogen that I am starting to see in Dodge County is called Northern corn leaf  blight (NCLB) caused by Exserohilum turcicum.  Right now, the the incidence of NCLB is low and the severity is low to moderate, suggesting previous […] Continue reading →

EQIP Storm Damage Cover Crop Initiative

rp_IMG_4082-1024x1024.jpg 2014 EQIP Storm Damage Cover Crop Initiative Action Required by:  August 15, 2014 Purpose.  To announce a targeted initiative to address the loss of residue cover on cropland fields caused by storm damage during the 2014 cropping season               Expiration Date.  September 30, 2014 Producers that have experienced crop and residue loss in the 2014 growing […] Continue reading →