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CropWatch podcasts and CropWatch.unl.edu offer research-based, timely information on crop production, pest management, management systems, and related information for Nebraska farmers and agribusiness. A central resource for University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension information, CropWatch podcasts feature Nebraska Extension educators and specialists. For more information on these topics see CropWatch.unl.edu, where new articles are published weekly during the crop season.

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CropWatch podcasts and CropWatch.unl.edu offer research-based, timely information on crop production, pest management, management systems, and related information for Nebraska farmers and agribusiness. A central resource for University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension information, CropWatch podcasts feature Nebraska Extension educators and specialists. For more information on these topics see CropWatch.unl.edu, where new articles are published weekly during the crop season.

    50. Preventing Weed Seed Distribution from Combines

    50. Preventing Weed Seed Distribution from Combines

    In this episode we speak with Daniel Smith, Southwest Regional Agronomist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about weed seed distribution from combines. Smith was a presenter at the Soybean Management Field Days held throughout the state of Nebraska, and spoke about his research on weed seed distribution, where weed seeds hide in combines, and how to perform a quick field cleanout to prevent spreading seeds within fields and to new areas of the farm. 

    To learn more, read this related CropWatch article:

    https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2022/preventing-weed-seed-distribution-combines 

    You can also view a video that Smith put together that reviews the combine cleaning process: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMq1UanSkE&feature=emb_imp_woyt 

    You can follow Nate Dorsey on Twitter @UNLNateDorsey and CropWatch @UNL_CropWatch . Visit www.cropwatch.unl.edu for the latest news and information for Nebraska Agriculture. 

    • 14 min
    49. Planting Cover Crops with a Highboy Interseeder

    49. Planting Cover Crops with a Highboy Interseeder

    Cover crops are a useful tool for improving soil health and water quality, but can be challenging to plant. In Nebraska, cover crops are often planted after harvest, but it leaves little time for cover crops to establish before winter conditions set in. Interseeding cover crops in late season corn is one possible method of increasing cover crop success. In this episode, we hear from several guests about a unique interseeding project the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is conducting in partnership with several Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) and the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE).

     

    To learn more about cover crop interseeding, check out these helpful resources:

    https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2022/comparing-cover-crop-planting-methods
    https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/seeding-rates-broadcasting-cover-crops-late-season-corn-and-soybean 

    You can follow Nate Dorsey on Twitter @UNLNateDorsey and CropWatch @UNL_CropWatch . Visit www.cropwatch.unl.edu for the latest news and information for Nebraska Agriculture. 

     

    • 15 min
    48. Scheduling the Final Irrigation of the Season

    48. Scheduling the Final Irrigation of the Season

    Knowing when to stop irrigating and how much to apply is one of the last and most challenging decisions of the growing season. In this episode, Bruno Lena, an extension educator for Platte, Boone, and Nance counties, explains the three main factors that go into accurately calculating the final irrigation for corn and soybeans. 

    To learn more about how to calculate this, visit his CropWatch article at: https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2022/scheduling-last-few-irrigations-season 

     

    You can also view the NebGuides that were mentioned in this episode here:

    Predicting the Last Irrigation of the Season: https://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016365946/predicting-the-last-irrigation-of-the-season/ 
    Estimating Soil Moisture by Appearance and Feel: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/extensionhist/1201/ 

    You can follow Nate Dorsey on Twitter @UNLNateDorsey and CropWatch @UNL_CropWatch . Visit www.cropwatch.unl.edu for the latest news and information for Nebraska Agriculture. 

     

    • 14 min
    47. Using Drought-Stressed Corn as Livestock Feed

    47. Using Drought-Stressed Corn as Livestock Feed

    Corn in much of the state has been impacted by drought conditions this summer. In some cases, it may make sense to utilize this corn as a source of animal feed rather than harvest for grain. However, this is not without risk, primarily in regards to animal health. In this episode of the Nebraska CropWatch Podcast, Brad Schick, a Beef Systems Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, provides information on considerations for using corn as animal feed. This includes when and how to harvest, concerns around high nitrate levels, and how to best manage corn harvested for animal feed if this is the case.  

     

    For additional information, please view these resources:

    Drought-stressed Corn Feed Opportunity

    https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/drought-stressed-corn-feed-opportunity

    The Use and Pricing of Drought-stressed Corn

    https://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016366038/the-use-and-pricing-of-drought-stressed-corn/

    Nitrates in Livestock Feed

    https://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016365158/nitrates-in-livestock-feeding/

     

    You can follow Nate Dorsey on Twitter @UNLNateDorsey and CropWatch @UNL_CropWatch

     

    • 25 min
    46. Spider Mite Damage and Management

    46. Spider Mite Damage and Management

    Hot and dry weather throughout the state of Nebraska has increased the risk of spider mite damage for corn and soybeans. The Nebraska CropWatch Podcast's new host, Nate Dorsey, talks with entomologist Dr. Bob Wright, about the different species of spider mites, how to diagnose damage in the field, and management strategies that can be used. 

    The CropWatch articles referenced in this episode can be viewed here:

    https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/managing-spider-mites-corn-and-soybean 
    https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/identifying-spider-mite-damage-species-responsible 

    For information on management and control of spider mites, view the publication EC130, 2022 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska, available here:

    https://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/ec130.html

    You can follow Nate Dorsey on Twitter @UNLNateDorsey and CropWatch @UNL_CropWatch

     

    • 20 min
    45. Corn and Soybean Disease Update

    45. Corn and Soybean Disease Update

    Join us as we talk with Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems and Dr. Dylan Mangel about corn and soybean diseases to be on the lookout for after a hailstorm and what to be watching your fields for this year.

    • 20 min

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