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Corn: USDA Yield Forecasts – What Do the Numbers Mean?

👤By Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, FarmDocdaily 🕔Apr 30, 2015

The May 2015 WASDE report will be released on May 12. Previous research has shown that the release of these early projections–particularly in May–has a significant impact on prices in the corn futures market. While it’s clear that the WAOB yield

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Grain TV: Unexpected Cancellations and Underestimates

🕔Apr 30, 2015

The day closed with all grains trading lower. The soybean forecast is increasing in Argentina. Corn and soybeans showed positive for export sales expectations while wheat remained in the negative.

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Michigan Soybeans: Early Management Marestail Control Is Important

👤By Christy Sprague, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Apr 30, 2015

Glyphosate- or multiple-resistant horseweed, or marestail, is fairly common in many of Michigan’s no-till soybean fields. In fact, of the 12 horseweed samples we tested for resistance during the 2014-15 winter, all showed some sort of resistance. Nine were multiple-resistant

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South Carolina Wheat: Fusarium Head Scab in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Apr 30, 2015

Fusarium head scab, or head blight, is showing up in wheat fields in the Pee Dee.  This fungal disease can be distinguished by the bleaching symptom that usually only affects a portion of the grain head.  Fusarium can reduce yield as

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North Dakota: Soil Salt Spots Require Careful Management

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Apr 30, 2015

Areas of North Dakota with a white crust on the soil are expanding this spring due to an accumulation of salts in the soil. “Soil salinity is caused by excess soil moisture that dissolves subsoil salts and brings those salts

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Weed Management: Pre-Emergent Control Necessary for Pigweed – Video

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Apr 30, 2015

Purdue University weed scientists have developed two time-lapse videos capturing the rapid growth of Palmer amaranth and the effect of pre-emergent herbicides used to control the aggressive and destructive weed. The videos were compiled from footage shot last year at

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Ohio Planting: Cold Weather Delays Frustrating but Normal

👤By Tracy Turner, Ohio State University 🕔Apr 30, 2015

While cold weather and cool soil temperatures have made many Ohio corn fields unsuitable yet for spring planting, growers who haven’t begun planting shouldn’t worry because there’s still time to plant and expect good yields, said an agronomist with the

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Moving Grains: Corn Inspections Highest in Over a Year

Moving Grains: Corn Inspections Highest in Over a Year

👤From USDA Grain Transportation Report 🕔Apr 30, 2015

Corn Inspections Highest Since Mid-April Last Year For the week ending April 23, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, soybeans) from all major export regions reached 2.14 million metric tons (mmt), up 18 percent from the past week, up 4

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Peanut Stocks: Utilization Up 6% from ’14

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 30, 2015

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on March 31, 2015 totaled 3.52 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 3.51 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 2.79 billion pounds of actual farmer stock. Shelled peanuts on hand

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U.S. Drought Monitor Quick Look Video – AgFax

👤By Chip Ward with Information from Anthony Artusa of the NOAA 🕔Apr 30, 2015

Your quick video outlook from the U.S. Drought Monitor Report – April 30, 2015. Need more details. Click here.    

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