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Indiana: Fall Applied Herbicides – Controlling Waterhemp and Other Winter Annuals

Indiana: Fall Applied Herbicides – Controlling Waterhemp and Other Winter Annuals

👤By Joe Ikley and Bill Johnson, Purdue University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 18, 2017

One of our biggest weed problems across Indiana every year is control of marestail in soybeans, and 2017 has been no different. Many growers had a lot of trouble controlling marestail in their spring burndown programs in April and May.

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Indiana: Soybean Aphids Making Their Presence Known, What You Can Do About It

Indiana: Soybean Aphids Making Their Presence Known, What You Can Do About It

👤By Christian Krupke and John Obermeyer, Purdue University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Soybean aphids have begun to show up in a few northern Indiana soybean fields, some are reportedly over threshold. Because of the tremendous variability in aphid numbers from field to field, diligent scouting NOW can pay big dividends. Aphids are

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Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest – 2 Prediction Methods

Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest – 2 Prediction Methods

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Fancy colored yield maps are fine for verifying grain yields at the end of the harvest season, but bragging rights for the highest corn yields are established earlier than that down at the Main Street Cafe, on the corner of

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Indiana Corn: Good Pollination Conditions Help Offset Early Challenges; Scout Fields for Diseases

Indiana Corn: Good Pollination Conditions Help Offset Early Challenges; Scout Fields for Diseases

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 10, 2017

A rough start to the growing season put Indiana’s corn crop behind the proverbial 8-ball from the beginning, due to the weather- and disease-driven challenges to germination, emergence, and early establishment of the young plants. Many fields were replanted, fully

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Indiana Corn: Poor Kernel Set Can Stem from a Variety of Issues

Indiana Corn: Poor Kernel Set Can Stem from a Variety of Issues

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 10, 2017

The post-pollination scuttlebutt overheard in coffee shops throughout Indiana during late summer often revolves around the potential for severe stress that might reduce kernel set or kernel size in neighborhood cornfields. Growers’ interest in this topic obviously lies with the

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Indiana: Land Values Webinar, Aug. 16

Indiana: Land Values Webinar, Aug. 16

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 8, 2017

On Wednesday, August 16 at 9 a.m. (EDT) , the center will host a Land Values webinar with Purdue agricultural economists Craig Dobbins, Michael Langemeier and me. The webinar will include updated information from the Purdue Land Values Survey conducted this summer, including estimates

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Indiana Corn: Western Bean Cutworm – Some Unpleasant Surprises in Northern Counties

Indiana Corn: Western Bean Cutworm – Some Unpleasant Surprises in Northern Counties

👤By Christian Krupke and John Obermeyer, Purdue University Entomologists 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Moth flight and egg laying is nearly complete. By now, most larvae have entered the ear, making control very difficult. Consider the factors listed below before attempting treatments. Pest managers in northern Indiana counties have been tracking this pest throughout

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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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Indiana: Purdue Pesticide Programs Reorganization Will Focus on Enhanced Outreach

Indiana: Purdue Pesticide Programs Reorganization Will Focus on Enhanced Outreach

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Jul 26, 2017

A reorganization of the Purdue Pesticide Programs (PPP) will enhance outreach to producers, applicators, agribusiness professionals and the general public with a renewed emphasis on educational programming, according to program administrator Fred Whitford. “We’re grateful that Cheri Janssen and Cindy

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