Interpreting Yield Results – Data Evaluation and Statistical Measurements

– Yield trial results offer an opportunity to compare agricultural products in a geography similar to one’s own farm and can assist growers in selecting quality products for next season. – As yield results are examined this fall and winter, keep in mind to evaluate multiple locations and scenarios, evaluate head-to-head comparisons, consider the statistical…

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Minimizing Weed Seed Transfer at Harvest

It is critical to begin harvesting a field with clean equipment. Harvest equipment must be cleaned before moving between fields, especially if the harvested field was infested with weeds. Avoid leasing or purchasing used harvest equipment from an area with herbicide resistant weeds. Vacuuming, sweeping, and using compressed air and/or water are the best methods…

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Goss’s Wilt – Diagnosis and Sample Submission

– Goss’s wilt is also called Goss’s bacterial wilt, leaf freckles and wilt of corn, and Nebraska bacterial wilt and leaf freckles. – Proper identification of Goss’s wilt is essential for effective management in future plantings. – Knowing the life cycle of the pathogen, identifying symptoms, and the environmental conditions for development can be helpful for…

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Corn Pollination and Fertilization

Next to planting and stand establishment, the process of corn pollination and fertilization is one of the most important phases of crop development. While successful pollination and fertilization depends greatly on environmental conditions, there are several management considerations that can help optimize the process. Understanding the components and factors involved in the process is the…

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