Ag Almanac Weekly Radio Features


Monday December 5, 2016
EPA Registers Xtendimax
Farmers will now have a dicamba formulation to use in soybean crops genetically engineered to tolerate the herbicide for the 2017 growing season. Farmers will be required to follow specific application requirements including specific nozzles. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/understanding-roundup-ready-2-xtend™-soybean-weed-management-system

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Tuesday December 6, 2016
Fruit Flies
If you bring garden produce into your kitchen, you may get fruit flies. Fruit flies are tiny, honey-colored flies with reddish eyes. These flies breed in overly ripe vegetables and fruit. Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist.MP3
http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/fruitflytrap.shtml

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Wednesday December 7, 2016
Seed Corn Selection for 2017
With commodity prices lower than past years farmers need to begin developing budgets for 2017. Hybrid corn choice continues to be a complicated process for farmers, but keep in mind 2016 disease challenges. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist.MP3
http://crops.extension.iastate.edu/blog/aaron-saeugling/11-key-factors-consider-2017-hybrid-selection-part-1

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Thursday December 8, 2016
Nebraska Soybean Day
The 2016 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo on Dec. 15 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season. The expo, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://ianrnews.unl.edu/nebraska-soybean-day

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Friday December 9, 2016
Boxelder Bugs
Boxelder bugs are primarily a nuisance pest, annoying residents by crawling on exteriors and inside dwellings on warm fall and winter days. Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist.MP3
http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/boxelderbugs.shtml

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