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DTN Livestock Midday: Live Cattle Hold Moderate Losses

DTN Livestock Midday: Live Cattle Hold Moderate Losses

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Jul 31, 2017

The cattle complex is moderately lower in the live market near the top of the noon hour while feeder issues are mixed. Lean hog futures are also generally lower thanks to long liquidation and further reports of cash weakness. GENERAL

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Burndown: Elevore Pre-Plant Herbicide Available in 2018 to Control Broadleaf Weeds

Burndown: Elevore Pre-Plant Herbicide Available in 2018 to Control Broadleaf Weeds

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Trials across the Midwest and Midsouth conducted by farmers and retailers through Dow AgroSciences’ Field Forward on-farm research program showed superior burndown control on tough broadleaf weeds using Elevore herbicide. Powered by a new Group 4 growth regulator herbicide developed

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DTN Grain Midday: Trade Moves Off the Lows

DTN Grain Midday: Trade Moves Off the Lows

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Trade is lower across the board at midday but off the overnight lows. CORN Corn trade is 3 to 4 cents lower at midday with the cooler near-term forecast and wetter extended forecast encouraging selling to start the week. Rain

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Alabama Soybeans: Charcoal Rot – A Hidden Threat to Yields

Alabama Soybeans: Charcoal Rot – A Hidden Threat to Yields

👤By Jody Korthaus, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 31, 2017

The persistent hot weather in many areas of the country this growing season may be conducive to the development of charcoal rot disease in soybean. Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and specialists are encouraged to scout for this particular disease now.

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Indiana Corn: I.D. Worms in Silks and Ears

Indiana Corn: I.D. Worms in Silks and Ears

👤By John Obermeyer and Christian Krupke, Purdue University Entomologists 🕔Jul 31, 2017

This year’s Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) flight in northern Indiana counties has been quite impressive. Though it is not over, by looking at the moth captures the past couple weeks we are past peak flight. Most eggs have been laid

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Indiana Corn: Southern Rust Appears Earlier Than Normal

Indiana Corn: Southern Rust Appears Earlier Than Normal

👤By Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky Plant Pathologist; and Tom Creswell, Director of Purdue’s Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Southern rust of corn, caused by the fungus Puccinia polysora, has been detected in several Indiana counties (Figure 1). The detection of southern rust is earlier than normal, and has caused concern because there are many acres of late planted

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DTN Cotton Open: Inches Ahead on Final Day of Crop Year

DTN Cotton Open: Inches Ahead on Final Day of Crop Year

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Locally heavy rainfall amounts reported on the Texas High Plains. Trend-following funds added to net longs for first time in 10 weeks. Cotton futures inched ahead in slow early trading Monday on this last day of the 2016-17 marketing year.

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Florida Peanuts: Time to Scout for Disease Symptoms

Florida Peanuts: Time to Scout for Disease Symptoms

👤By Barry Tillman, University of Florida Peanut Specilaist 🕔Jul 31, 2017

The rainy June and July have been both a blessing and a curse.  A blessing because the crops have not suffered for lack of water and a curse for peanut because wet fields prevented or delayed fungicide application and because

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Nebraska Soybeans: Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot Developing in Fields

Nebraska Soybeans: Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot Developing in Fields

👤By Kyle Broderick, Sarah Schlund, and Loren Giesler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Cool conditions this spring prevented Phytophthora root and stem rot from causing many problems early in the growing season. However, as soils have warmed, this fungus has become active in irrigated fields and those that have received significant rain events

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Nebraska: Cover Crop Study Focuses on Benefits in Soybean Cropping System

Nebraska: Cover Crop Study Focuses on Benefits in Soybean Cropping System

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Jul 31, 2017

A new two-year study led by researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will focus on identifying the benefits of cover crops.  “Our main objective is to find a balance point between lower soybean yields from shorter-season soybean maturity groups and

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