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Above average wheat yields expected across Nebraska


For The Sun-Telegraph

Although Nebraska's planted wheat acres are at record lows, producers should expect high yields. Favorable growing conditions, including a mild winter and abundant precipitation, has Nebraska wheat positioned to achieve wheat yields not seen in the past five years.

However, farmers should scout carefully for wheat rust and be prepared to treat any outbreaks in a timely manner.

The most recent crop condition report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistic Service (USDA NASS) rated 60 percent of Nebraska's winter wheat crop as good or excellent. The same repor...

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