NASS Yield Surveys – On August 12, the USDA will release its monthly crop report. For the first time this season, those numbers will include state-level production estimates made from both producer-based responses and actual field inspections. We show how Nebraska’s National Agricultural Statistics Service samples cornfields for their objective yield survey.
Soybean Aphids – Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, explains why soybean producers should monitor aphid populations in relation to economic thresholds for treatment.
Corn Disease Outlook – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, discusses the spread of southern rust in Nebraska. Tamra also talks about scouting for gray leaf spot and physoderma brown spot.
Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.