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Indiana Corn: Neonics Pose Risk to Honey Bees, Yield Benefits Elusive

Indiana Corn: Neonics Pose Risk to Honey Bees, Yield Benefits Elusive

👤By Shari Finnell, Purdue University 🕔May 22, 2017

Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study. Neonicotinoids, including clothianidin and thiamethoxam, are

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Indiana: Agribusiness Finance Seminar, West Lafayette, July 18-21

Indiana: Agribusiness Finance Seminar, West Lafayette, July 18-21

👤By Jennifer Stewart-Burton, Purdue University 🕔May 19, 2017

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host a four-day seminar in July to help non-financial managers better understand how their decisions impact profitability. Agribusiness Finance for Non-Financial Managers is July 18-21 on the university’s West Lafayette campus.

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Indiana Corn: Problems in Ponded Fields

Indiana Corn: Problems in Ponded Fields

👤By Kiersten Wise and Gail Ruhl, Purdue University 🕔May 18, 2017

Heavy rain and ponding in Indiana cornfields this spring have increased the prevalence of seedling blights. Two minor diseases, crazy top and Physoderma brown spot, may also be problematic in areas where corn was underwater for 24-48 hours. Seedling blights

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Purdue Offers Herbicide Resistant Weed Screening

Purdue Offers Herbicide Resistant Weed Screening

👤By Joe Ikley, Travis Legleiter, and Bill Johnson, Purdue University 🕔May 18, 2017

The Purdue Weed Science group is again offering herbicide resistance screening for Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, and giant ragweed for the 2017 growing season.  The resistance screens include glyphosate (group 9) and ALS-inhibitor (group 2) assays for giant ragweed, as well

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Indiana Corn: Assessing Frost, Cold Injury to Young Plants

Indiana Corn: Assessing Frost, Cold Injury to Young Plants

🕔May 12, 2017

The risk of damaging spring frost events is one of the downsides to planting corn earlier than normal, but is one growers often accept when early spring field conditions are otherwise suitable for planting. However, the threat of low temperatures

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Indiana Corn: Replant Considerations for 2017

Indiana Corn: Replant Considerations for 2017

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University 🕔May 12, 2017

The recent spate of rainy weather and chilly temperatures does not bode well for some corn fields planted prior to the onset of the nasty weather. Problems with germination, emergence, or survival of emerged seedlings are likely to occur in

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Indiana: Farm Business Strategic Decision Making Program, West Lafayette, June 13-15

Indiana: Farm Business Strategic Decision Making Program, West Lafayette, June 13-15

👤By Jennifer Stewart-Burton, Purdue University 🕔May 10, 2017

Purdue University faculty experts will help food and agricultural business professionals make better business decisions at the upcoming Strategic Decision Making program, June 13-15, in West Lafayette. The program is hosted by Purdue’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business. It

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Indiana Corn: Methods to Control ‘Volunteer’ Corn When Replanting

Indiana Corn: Methods to Control ‘Volunteer’ Corn When Replanting

👤By Joe Ikley, Travis Legleiter, and Bill Johnson, Purdue University 🕔May 5, 2017

Due to the recent cold wet weather, corn planted in late April has struggled to emerge and there are a number of fields which will need to be replanted. The purpose of this article is to discuss the options to

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Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Planting Pace Hasn’t Changed Much in 20 Years, Despite Improved Machinery

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Planting Pace Hasn’t Changed Much in 20 Years, Despite Improved Machinery

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University 🕔May 5, 2017

The number of 30-, 40-, and 60-ft wide (or larger) field crop planters across the U.S. Midwest is greater today than, say, twenty years ago. Certainly, individual farmers can plant more acres of corn and soybean per day with today’s

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Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum

Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University 🕔May 5, 2017

Conventional wisdom says that the prime planting window to maximize corn yields in much of Indiana opens about April 20 and closes about May 10. This “window” typically opens about one week later across the northern tier of Indiana counties

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