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Delaware Corn: Stalk Rots – What Causes Them and What Can You Do About It

Delaware Corn: Stalk Rots – What Causes Them and What Can You Do About It

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware 🕔Aug 25, 2016

Stalk rots are one of the most frequent and damaging issues for corn production.  Corn plants produce sugars (carbon) through photosynthesis.  These sugars are used as energy for growth and tissue maintenance.  Extra sugars are stored as free sugars and

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Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Will Crop Insurance Pay in 2016?

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Will Crop Insurance Pay in 2016?

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

With harvest approaching, questions on whether crop insurance will make payments this year are beginning to arise, particularly for corn where the prospects are for the harvest price to be below the projected price. In this article, we evaluate whether

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Missouri: Farm Lease Program, Sept. 20

Missouri: Farm Lease Program, Sept. 20

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Aug 25, 2016

University of Missouri Extension agriculture business specialists discuss issues such as when a tenant should pay part of the rent, how and when to terminate a lease and how much rent is fair at the Farm Lease Program on Tuesday,

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DTN Grain Open: Soybeans Dip a Little Lower

DTN Grain Open: Soybeans Dip a Little Lower

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

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was 1 cent lower, November soybeans were 7 cents lower, and December Chicago wheat was 2 cents higher. CME Globex Recap: Soybeans dipped lower again overnight while corn was quiet and wheat posted small

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Midwest Crop Tour: Nebraska Est. Corn Yield 4% Down; Soybeans More Potential – DTN

Midwest Crop Tour: Nebraska Est. Corn Yield 4% Down; Soybeans More Potential – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton and Pam Smith DTN Progessive Farmer 🕔Aug 24, 2016

Crop scouts on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour came into the week wondering if USDA’s August estimates could be right. The second day of tour made that question even more pertinent as variable yields ruled the day in Nebraska.

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Iowa Corn: 10 Considerations for Aphid Management

Iowa Corn: 10 Considerations for Aphid Management

👤By Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University 🕔Aug 24, 2016

In the past, corn leaf aphid could be a problem during corn tasseling. This species aggregated around the ear and silks, and sometimes their honeydew production interfered with pollination. But natural enemies and the environment rarely let them persist past

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South Dakota Wheat Planting: Plan Ahead to Effectively Manage Diseases

South Dakota Wheat Planting: Plan Ahead to Effectively Manage Diseases

👤By Emmanuel Byamukama, Adam Varenhorst, Shaukat Ali, and Marie Langham, South Dakota State University 🕔Aug 24, 2016

A number of diseases can develop in winter wheat and their effective management involves taking some actions before planting. Some of the diseases that can develop during the fall include Wheat streak mosaic, root rots, fungal leaf spots, and stripe

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Minnesota Soybeans: Considerations for Late-Season Aphid Insecticide Applications

Minnesota Soybeans: Considerations for Late-Season Aphid Insecticide Applications

👤By Robert Koch and Bruce Potter, University of Minnesota 🕔Aug 24, 2016

Soybean aphids and other insect pests are able to reduce soybean yield until the R6.5 stage (yellow pods begin) stage. You want to pay some attention to soybean insect problems (and identify weed and disease issues) until then. However, this

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AFB Grain-Soybean Close: No Bullish Surprises in Crop Tour

AFB Grain-Soybean Close: No Bullish Surprises in Crop Tour

👤From the Arkansas Farm Bureau 🕔Aug 24, 2016

Soybean Comment Soybeans closed the day lower again today. Weakness in product markets is taking some of the wind out of soybean sails. As we start to see soybean export sales slow, the market is having difficulty maintaining gains. While

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Louisiana: Ag Commissoner Pulls Trigger on Federal Disaster Assistance

Louisiana: Ag Commissoner Pulls Trigger on Federal Disaster Assistance

👤By Carrie Castille, USA Rice 🕔Aug 24, 2016

At an emergency response meeting at Christian and Julie Richard’s farm yesterday, Mike Strain, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture, announced that he had requested a Secretarial Disaster Declaration from USDA that would trigger critical federal disaster assistance programs. Strain said that more than

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