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UNL CropWatch Feb. 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018, 08:13 AM by Clint Hawks

February 16, 2018



Managing Dicamba



Farm Scene

Can We Manage Dicamba Applications in 2018?


Factors affecting dicamba efficacy and best management practices for all dicamba applications to help reduce the potential for off-target contamination to susceptible plants.



Removing Dicamba Residues from Your Sprayer: A Tricky Task


Thoroughly cleaning your sprayer both before and after applying dicamba is required and can help reduce the potential for off-target damage. Check these recommended practices and see what research at Mississippi State University found when testing sprayer hoses.



Chart of Daily Temperature & Humidity in June 2017

Potential Off-Target Dicamba Movement from Corn Applications


While the new soybean dicamba herbicides were often blamed for injury to sensitive plants in 2017, a deeper look at June weather and the timing of injury suggests dicamba applications in corn may also have been a factor.



Farm Management



Grain price comparison chart

Pre-Harvest Marketing Non-Irrigated Corn


A pre-harvest marketing plan for non-irrigated corn coupled with a revenue protection crop insurance policy may provide an opportunity to lock in prices above expected breakeven. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages.



Join "So You've Inherited a Farm" Webinars Feb. 19, 26


Those who have inherited farmland or may do so in the future are encouraged to register for a two-part online webinar “So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?” Offered by Nebraska Extension, the webinars will be held in the evenings of Feb. 19 and 26.

Kansas-Nebraska Forums to Target Farm Bill, Policy Issues


Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska.



Grain price comparison chart

Gold Star Negotiations: Applying the Ackerman Bargaining Method


From buying new equipment to countering your kid’s request to stay up another 20 minutes, everyone negotiates. Learn these tips for applying the Ackerman Bargaining Method in everyday negotiations to achieve your goals.



Weed Management



Glyphosate-resistant ragweed in soybean

Preplant Tillage to Manage Glyphosate-resistant Common Ragweed


Nebraska university weed scientists conducted research in 2017 to identify the effect of preplant tillage on weed emergence in an effort to develop an integrated weed management plan to control glyphosate-resistant weeds. Here's what they found.



Event Reminders, Market Journal & AgNews



Growers Statewide to Share Results at Nebraska On-Farm Research Updates
Feb. 19 - ENREC near Ithaca | Feb. 20 - Norfolk | Feb. 21 - Grand Island | Feb. 27 - Grant | Feb. 28 - Alliance

Women in Agriculture Conference Feb. 22-23 in Kearney Nebraska Extension Offers Crop Scout Training March 13

Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers program.

Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference March 5


Soil health, cover crops, manure use, and grazing annual forages (cover crops) will be among the topics at the Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference Monday, March 5 in Syracuse. Registrations are due by Feb. 27.

Market Journal on Soybean Market and Section 199(a) Deduction


This week on Market Journal host Jeff Wilkerson talks with Jeff Peterson, president of Heartland Farm Partners, about how drought concerns in Argentina have influenced soybean prices and the market for soybean meal.

Number of Nebraska Farms and Ranches Drops in 2017



From Twitter


Map of drought conditions in Nebraska



Upcoming Events


Land Application Training
Feb. 21 - Scottsbluff | Feb. 22 - Ainsworth | Feb. 23 - Wilber



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