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DTN Grain Midday: Big Soy Gains Support Grains

DTN Grain Midday: Big Soy Gains Support Grains

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔May 25, 2016

Big soybean gains at midday supporting corn and wheat. CORN Corn trade is 4 to 6 cents higher at midday with trade finding buying again with support from stronger soybean trade and neutral to positive outside markets. Ethanol margins remain

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Illinois: Soybean Yield Challenge – Dan Arkles Guns for 150 BPA

Illinois: Soybean Yield Challenge – Dan Arkles Guns for 150 BPA

👤From the Illinois Soybean Association 🕔May 25, 2016

In 2014, Dan Arkels, soybean farmer from Peru, Illinois, became the first verified 100-plus bushel soybean grower in Illinois with 104 bushels beans. In 2015, Jason and Robert Lakey topped his record yield with a bin-busting 108 bushels. Now, Arkels

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South Dakota Soybeans: Improve Profitability by Reducing Input Costs

South Dakota Soybeans: Improve Profitability by Reducing Input Costs

👤By Tong Wang, South Dakota State University 🕔May 25, 2016

In South Dakota, corn and soybeans are the top two crops with the largest acres planted and the highest sales values. Based on USDA/NASS data, the 2015 corn and soybean production values were $2.6 billion and $2.0 billion respectively. In

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Midwest: Corn vs. Soybeans – Late Planting Decisions

Midwest: Corn vs. Soybeans – Late Planting Decisions

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 25, 2016

In most areas of the Midwest, planting is very near completion on corn and well along its way for soybeans; however, progress lags in some areas. Weekly progress reports suggest that southern Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio are behind on both

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Ohio Corn: Full-Season Hybrids Still an Option Despite Planting Delays

Ohio Corn: Full-Season Hybrids Still an Option Despite Planting Delays

👤By Tracy Turner, Ohio State University 🕔May 25, 2016

Cooler temperatures and wet fields across the region have delayed planting and have many growers wondering if they should swap out their full-season seeds with hybrids that will produce corn sooner. Not necessarily, says an agronomist in the College of Food,

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South Dakota Corn: Early Season Pests – Black Cutworm

South Dakota Corn: Early Season Pests – Black Cutworm

👤By Adam Varenhorst, South Dakota State University 🕔May 25, 2016

There are several important insect pests that can severely injure corn during the early vegetative stages. One of these potentially destructive pests is the black cutworm. Black cutworm is a migratory moth that moves into South Dakota during early spring

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South Dakota Corn: Protecting Surface Applied Urea

South Dakota Corn: Protecting Surface Applied Urea

👤By Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University 🕔May 25, 2016

Urea Volatilization & Nitrate Leaching Volatilization losses of ammonia from urea, leaching of nitrates beyond the root zone in the soil, and denitrification due to saturated soil are major concerns of producers and agronomists when there is deficient or abundant

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DTN Grain Open: Bean Meal Keeps Rolling Higher

DTN Grain Open: Bean Meal Keeps Rolling Higher

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔May 25, 2016

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn was fractionally higher, July beans were 8 cents higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 2 cents higher. CME Globex Recap: Solid commercial buying was seen in the soybean complex overnight, with meal once

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Texas Field Reports: Rains Continue to Bring Mixed Bag to Producers

Texas Field Reports: Rains Continue to Bring Mixed Bag to Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 24, 2016

Each step farmer Malcolm Williams took into his pasture announced the presence of water and soft, saturated topsoil. He left his flatbed truck at the gate knowing it wouldn’t make it far without damaging the knee-high grass or getting stuck.

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South Dakota Wheat: Fungicides – Apply at Flag Leaf or Wait for Flowering?

South Dakota Wheat: Fungicides – Apply at Flag Leaf or Wait for Flowering?

👤By Emmanuel Byamukama and Dalitso Yabwalo, South Dakota State University 🕔May 24, 2016

Emerging Wheat Diseases With the rains that we’ve had so far throughout the state this spring, moderate levels of some wheat leaf diseases are developing, notably powdery mildew (Fig. 1), stripe rust, and tan spot. Some producers are wondering whether

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