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With drought intensification, Nebraska farmer concerned about disease pressure

A South-Central Nebraska farmer says he has concerns that the drought could increase disease pressure in this year’s crop.

Randy Uhrmacher tells Brownfield he opted not to apply fungicide in some fields. “We didn’t do any non-irrigated this year because we didn’t know if we were going to get enough moisture to get a crop off it.”

He says he’s noticing an emergence of western bean cutworm and another disease. “I was out in the field changing a pivot tire last night.

With drought intensification, Nebraska farmer concerned about disease pressure

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