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Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August

Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Soils across Illinois were cooler and drier than average in the first half of August, said Jennie Atkins, the water and atmospheric resources monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.

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Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Managing Phosphorus, Potassium, and pH Following Drought

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Managing Phosphorus, Potassium, and pH Following Drought

👤By Antonio Mallarino and John Sawyer, Iowa State University Extension Agronomists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Dry conditions this summer in some parts of Iowa will result in low and variable crop yield. Low or variable crop growth and yield significantly affect phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) uptake and removal with harvest. If dry conditions continue

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Iowa: Palmer Pigweed – Add Osceola County to the Map – Increased Vigilance Needed

Iowa: Palmer Pigweed – Add Osceola County to the Map – Increased Vigilance Needed

👤By Bob Hartzler, Extension Weed Specialist, Iowa State University 🕔Aug 23, 2017

A farmer in Osceola County recently found a single Palmer amaranth in a soybean field. He removed and burned the offending plant. This brings the ‘official’ ISU count of infested counties to 50. As we’ve stressed before, Palmer amaranth is

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Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Managing Burcucumber and Other Late Season Weeds

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Managing Burcucumber and Other Late Season Weeds

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

As we move into corn silage harvest season, and with full season soybeans soon dropping their leaves, producers may notice some problem weed situations.

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Pennsylvania Corn: Yield Estimation and Seasonal Assessment

Pennsylvania Corn: Yield Estimation and Seasonal Assessment

👤By Gregory Roth, Pennsylvania State University Agronomist 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Here in central Pennsylvania the corn crop is looking very good, with excellent pollination and ear development. Overall, I think our corn crop is in good shape with 92% rated good to excellent in the latest USDA report. Maturity is

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Pennsylvania Soybeans: What to Do if You Have White Mold?

Pennsylvania Soybeans: What to Do if You Have White Mold?

👤By Paul Esker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 23, 2017

We are receiving initial reports of white mold in soybean (causal agent: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) in different areas of Pennsylvania (Figures 1 and 2). According to USDA-NASS (report date: August 20, 2017), over 60% of the soybean fields in Pennsylvania are

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Study Uses Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yields

Study Uses Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yields

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. The images and data they collect can be used to solve

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Ohio: Palmer Pigweed – Late Season Scouting Tips

Ohio: Palmer Pigweed – Late Season Scouting Tips

👤By Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension Weed Specialist 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Palmer amaranth has shown up in a few more places in Ohio this summer at a range of infestation levels, and waterhemp has also become more prevalent. Newly discovered Palmer infestations in some fields were too high to be remediated

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Minnesota: Mow Fenceline Weeds Now to Prevent Seed Production

Minnesota: Mow Fenceline Weeds Now to Prevent Seed Production

👤By Jared Goplen and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

As summer field activities wind down, harvest will soon be in full swing. Take the time now to mow fenceline weeds to prevent or minimize seed production. Fencelines are often where weed infestations start.

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Diesel, Gas Prices Dip Slightly

Diesel, Gas Prices Dip Slightly

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Aug 23, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell less than 1 cent, remaining at $2.60 per gallon on August 21, 23 cents higher than a year ago. The East Coast, Midwest, and Gulf Coast prices each fell less than one cent,

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