EQIP Storm Damage Cover Crop Initiative

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 […]
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Dodge County Crop Report – July 7

In this report, I will use the definitions used by USDA-NASS for crop conditions: General crop conditions. The county’s entire crop should be assigned a percentage by category, with the total of the categories equal to 100 percent. Categories are defined as follows: Very Poor – Extreme loss of yield potential; complete or near complete […]
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Dodge County Crop Report – July 1

Platte River Valley (Fremont, Ames, North Bend) Corn and soybeans on well-drained fields in the Platte River valley are in fair to good condition. Some corn fields will have visible tassels by next week (Figure 2). Soybeans that were planted early are about 1.5 ft tall and blooming (Figure 3). However, waterlogged conditions have negatively […]
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2014 June Precipitation Amounts

June 2014 was the second wettest June on record (1893-2014).  Here is the list of years when Fremont received over 10 inches in the month of June. For Fremont, NE –  Rainfall totals for June over 10 inches from 1893-2014: 1899 – 10.17 inches 1908 – 10.85 inches 1944 – 10.53 inches 1947 – 10.16 […]
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Dodge County Crop Report – June 23

Platte River Valley (Fremont, Ames, North Bend) The water level in the Fremont Cutoff Ditch (Figure 2) dropped enough after the Friday, June 20 rainfall event to start draining lower-lying fields. However, corn and soybeans on well-drained fields in the Platte River bottom look good with corn reaching the 11-collar growth stage (Figure 3) and […]
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