Your source for crop production information. The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension’s CropWatch publishes information on crop production and pest management. Articles are written by Extension Educators and Specialists and produced by IANR Media in the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Optimize your irrigation. SoyWater is a web-based decision-making tool for optimizing irrigation efficiency and energy use. This tool asks users a few, simple questions about the field to be irrigated. Then it provides daily estimates of crop water use and soil water status. SoyWater was developed using Nebraska Soybean Checkoff dollars. It can aid producers in scheduling irrigation and minimize the amount of water needed for crop production.
The Nebraska Soybean and Corn Pocket Field Guide provides information and photos to help farmers identify problems they may encounter during the growing season. The 388-page pocket-sized production guide was produced by a team of University of Nebraska researchers and Extension faculty, and funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board, Nebraska Corn Board.
What are high oleic soybeans? High oleic soybeans are top-performing varieties of soybeans packed with innovation that end-use customers want. From more food customers to new industrial users, high oleic offers farmers more market and profit opportunities than ever before.
Why are they important to soybean farmers? U.S. soybean farmers have lost 4 billion pounds of annual oil demand because commodity soybean oil no longer meets all customers’ needs. High oleic soybeans produce oil with improved functionality for key soybean-oil customers and will increase the value and global competitiveness of U.S. soybeans in the marketplace. The added stability high oleic offers food customers also could help expand the industrial market for soybean oil. The soybean industry has joined together to help increase the adoption of high oleic soybean varieties by U.S. soybean farmers and help market high oleic to customers and influencers.