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5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Stripe rust is a fungus that produces a yellowish or orange spore, and pustules appear in a row on infected leaves, giving it a "striped" appearance. It is important to consider variety susceptibility to stripe rust, growth stage, and disease spread before applying a fungicide for stripe rust management. Find out more on the disease from this Pest & Crop Newsletter article at the link below.

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5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
It is important to consider the risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB), or scab, development as wheat approaches flowering. For optimal timing of fungicides for its managment be sure to check out the video in this Pest & Crop newsletter.

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5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
On May 23rd, stripe rust was confirmed in winter wheat research plots in Cass County (found by Matt Breiland, Research Specialist) and Adams County (found by John Rickertson, Research Agronomist, Hettinger REC). Read more on the disease and findings from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The N rate calculators for wheat (2010), corn (2014) and sunflower (2016) are not yield-based formulas. Dave Franzen is continually asked how much N is needed for a bushel of 'X'. The answer is: 'It's not important'. Read more on this answer from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Several winter wheat fields scouted the week of May 16-20 contained plants infected with Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV). Find out more on the disease from this iGrow article.

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5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
It's important for farmers and agronomists to examine wheat plants, about 6 weeks after planting, because the plants can "tell" you a lot about their overall health, and lessons can be learned, if you know what you are looking for.

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5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
Insect scouting should begin in the field as soon as plants emerge. Determining the plant stand at emergence can help the farmer get a better idea of issues facing the crop. Read more on the key pests to watch in field crops from this Extension Daily News article.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Weather and crop conditions in the 2015 cropping season resulted in widespread problems with lodging in wheat, barley, and oats. To avoid lodging you have several options. Read more on these options from this Minnesota Crop News article.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
With wheat headed or flowering in southeast and south central Nebraska, head diseases are starting to appear. Read more on the diseases being observed from this Crop Watch article.

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5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Many Kansas soils require periodic applications of ag lime, or other liming materials, for optimum crop production. Liming has several beneficial effects. Read more on the benefits of lime and other basic concepts regarding it from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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