Author Archives: Robert Wright

About Robert Wright

Robert Wright is a Professor and Extension Entomologist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. You can reach him by email at rwright2@unl.edu. Follow him on Twitter @BobWrightUNL

How cool, rainy weather affects burndown herbicide efficacy

April 22, 2016 By Amit Jhala – University of Nebraska (UNL) Extension Weed Management Specialist Due to rain the last couple of weeks and more forecast for next week, some growers may not be able to apply burndown herbicides when they … Continue reading

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Rodrigo Werle is new University of Nebraska Cropping Systems Specialist

April 15, 2016 Dr. Rodrigo Werle starts today as the new cropping systems specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Werle … Continue reading

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UNL releases new web tool for soybean pest management

Lisa Jasa – CropWatch Editor What should I be scouting for in my soybeans today? In two weeks? What cultural practices might affect disease development? A new online tool from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers timely pest management information, recommended … Continue reading

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Wheat leaf rust confirmed in Nebraska

 Stephen Wegulo – Extension Plant Pathologist and Jennifer Rees – Extension Educator On March 30, leaf rust was found in several wheat fields in Nuckolls County in south central Nebraska. Severity was trace (Figure 1), but the rust was found … Continue reading

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Herbicide options for planting forage cover crops after corn and soybeans shared

The following article is being added to the current issue of CropWatch.unl.edu Based on a recent Nebraska survey about cover crops, producing forage was among the top five desired benefits. With tighter margins this year, more producers may be considering … Continue reading

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Webinar: Goss’s Bacterial Wilt and Leaf Blight of Corn

April 2016 By Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Ph.D. Associate Professor Plant Pathologist University of Nebraska–Lincoln Email: tjackson3@unl.edu webinar link Open access until June 30, 2016 Summary: This presentation will familiarize consultants and producers with the corn disease, Goss’s bacterial wilt and blight. … Continue reading

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Women in Agriculture Conference set for April 8 at Sidney, NE

Information, inspiration, and advice are on tap at the Women in Agriculture Conference: Improving Agriculture, Improving Lives, scheduled for Friday, April 8 at Sidney NE. The event will run from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn & … Continue reading

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Strategic pest control theme runs strong at Nebraska Urban Pest Management conference

Lincoln, Neb. — Preventing pests from entering buildings and structures – rather than trying to control them once they’re in – is a key message from the 24th annual Urban Pest Management conference in Lincoln. Also at the Feb. 9-10 … Continue reading

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Job Announcement; District Director, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte NE, University of Nebraska announced

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Position Announcement—F_160016 West Central Research and Extension Director The University of Nebraska is seeking candidates for the position of West Central Research and Extension … Continue reading

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Corn rootworm resistance to Bt corn

We have previously reported on the existence of resistance in western corn rootworm populations in Nebraska to Cry3Bb1 and mCry3A proteins expressed in some Bt corn hybrids see website. Researchers led by Dr. Lance Meinke at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln … Continue reading

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