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Dicamba: Is Herbicide Drift Coming to the Mid-Atlantic?

Dicamba: Is Herbicide Drift Coming to the Mid-Atlantic?

👤By William Curran, Dwight Lingenfelter, and Annie Klodd, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Concerns for plant growth regulator off-target crop injury are on the rise. What will we experience here in the Mid-Atlantic this summer? Last week, we wrote an article about the reports of 2,4-D drift to off-target crops from burndown applications

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Pennsylvania: Corn Leaf Aphids Can Become a Major Problem Following Unnecessary Sprays

Pennsylvania: Corn Leaf Aphids Can Become a Major Problem Following Unnecessary Sprays

👤By John Tooker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Corn Aphids have become a recent problem on some farms in Pennsylvania and are the result of imbalances of natural predators. Fortunately, through scouting and the use of economic thresholds this problem can be avoided. Over the past few summers,

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Pennsylvania Corn: 6 Considerations for Applying a Foliar Fungicide

Pennsylvania Corn: 6 Considerations for Applying a Foliar Fungicide

👤By Del Voight, Pennsylvania State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Under certain conditions, applying a fungicide to corn may provide an economic return. A look at few key criteria will help in determining whether to apply fungicides or wait things out. During times of continuing wet, humid weather many growers

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Pennsylvania Corn: Silking and Early Kernel Development

Pennsylvania Corn: Silking and Early Kernel Development

👤By Gregory Roth, Pennsylvania State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Corn and soybeans have survived a rough spring with challenging weather and pest concerns but yield prospects have been improving during the last two weeks as we approached silking. Observations made during this time can help to determine stand health

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South Dakota Soybeans: White Mold Development – Is Your Field at Risk?

South Dakota Soybeans: White Mold Development – Is Your Field at Risk?

👤By Emmanuel Byamukama, South Dakota State University Plant Pathologist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

White Mold in Soybeans According to USDA-NASS crop progress report for the week of July 17, 49% of the soybeans in South Dakota are at flowering. The flowering growth stage is also the time when white mold infection is initiated.

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North Dakota: 4 Counties Declared Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

North Dakota: 4 Counties Declared Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 19, 2017

In response to a request from Brian Haugen, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in North Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Dickey, Kidder, McHenry and Sheridan counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas

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South Dakota: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

South Dakota: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 19, 2017

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Faulk, Hyde and Sully counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due

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North Dakota: 2 Upcoming Corn Management Workshops, July 25, 26

North Dakota: 2 Upcoming Corn Management Workshops, July 25, 26

👤By Kelli Armbruster, North Dakota State University Extension 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The North Dakota State University Extension Service will host two one-day workshops on corn management July 25 and 26. The July 25 workshop will be held near Minot at the North Central Research Extension Center (REC). The July 26 workshop

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Diesel Prices Rise as Gasoline Falls

Diesel Prices Rise as Gasoline Falls

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price rose one cent to $2.49 per gallon on July 17, nine cents higher than a year ago. The Midwest price increased two cents to $2.44 per gallon, the East Coast and Gulf Coast prices

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Nebraska Soybeans: Revised Liberty Link Label Allows Rate Increase

Nebraska Soybeans: Revised Liberty Link Label Allows Rate Increase

👤By Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Weed Management Specialist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Liberty (glufosinate ammonium: 24.5%) is a contact, broad-spectrum, non-selective herbicide for weed control in Liberty Link corn and soybean and a corn hybrid stack with glyphosate and Liberty tolerance. A recent update in the Liberty label will provide an opportunity

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