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Pennsylvania Corn: Are There Worms in Your Ears?

👤By John Tooker, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Aug 31, 2016

Producers and crop scouts are reporting note-worthy worm infestations in field and sweet corn crops across the state that are most likely corn earworm, but another worm pest is possibly expanding its range in the northeast US which requires that

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Wetlands: Farmer Challenges USDA for Right to Use His Land as He Sees Fit – DTN

Wetlands: Farmer Challenges USDA for Right to Use His Land as He Sees Fit – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 31, 2016

Winter dumps piles of snow nearly every year along a tree belt near an 0.8-acre tract of land on Arlen Foster’s farm in Miner County, South Dakota, in the southeastern part of the state. Spring melt drains onto his field,

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Farm Progress Show Hot Topics: Stewardship, Water Quality, No-Till, Cover Crops – DTN

Farm Progress Show Hot Topics: Stewardship, Water Quality, No-Till, Cover Crops – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 31, 2016

Stewardship is playing a big role this year at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa as commodity groups and state officials championed conservation practices that translate into water-quality benefits. As the show opened Tuesday, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey and

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Pennsylvania: Resistant Weeds – Cleaning the Combine Is Necessary Control

Pennsylvania: Resistant Weeds – Cleaning the Combine Is Necessary Control

👤By Annie Klodd, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Aug 31, 2016

Combines are one mechanism for the spread of herbicide-resistant seeds from one field to another; thorough cleaning and knowledge of the combine’s prior use can prevent the introduction of new herbicide-resistant weeds to your fields. In previous Field Crop News

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Virginia Corn: Why Are Late-Planted Fields Maturing So Fast?

Virginia Corn: Why Are Late-Planted Fields Maturing So Fast?

👤By Wade Thomason, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 31, 2016

Recent observations from around the state have found corn maturing at a fast pace this year, especially corn that was planted late.  The most commonly used method for assigning corn hybrid maturity ratings is based on Days to Maturity.  This

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Tennessee Corn, Cotton, Soybeans: Late Season Insect Considerations

Tennessee Corn, Cotton, Soybeans: Late Season Insect Considerations

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Aug 31, 2016

We’ve generally observed more corn borers in non-Bt corn this year. Cotton is mostly beyond insect concerns, as are full season soybeans, while double-crop soybeans are still in the thick of things.

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Tennessee: Cotton Turning . . . Is It Too Soon?

Tennessee: Cotton Turning . . . Is It Too Soon?

👤By Tyson Raper, University of Tennessee 🕔Aug 31, 2016

In the dictionary of cotton rhetoric, ‘turning’ refers to the shift in canopy color from dark green to shades of yellow and red. The general concern is this change has occurred much more rapidly and earlier than we would like.

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Kansas Corn: Optimal Seeding Rates Depend on Yield Environment

Kansas Corn: Optimal Seeding Rates Depend on Yield Environment

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 31, 2016

One of the most important economic decisions corn producers make every year involves choosing the right seeding rate. The answer often varies from field to field, and among different hybrids. Seeding rate decisions not only affect upfront production costs but

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Welch on Wheat: Pressure from Big Global Crops, Favorable U.S. Planting Conditions

Welch on Wheat: Pressure from Big Global Crops, Favorable U.S. Planting Conditions

🕔Aug 31, 2016

Market Situation Crop Reports. Stats Canada reported last week that it expects Canadian wheat production in 2016 to reach 30.5 million tons, up over 10% from last year. In the August WASDE, USDA estimated the Canadian wheat crop at 30

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Welch on Grain: Corn Exports Continue Above USDA MY Projections

Welch on Grain: Corn Exports Continue Above USDA MY Projections

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 31, 2016

Market Situation Crop Progress. No changes were made to the condition ratings of the U.S. corn crop in Monday’s Crop Progress. As of August 28 75% was still good and excellent and only 7% very poor to poor. The crop

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