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Illinois: Is Feb. a Good Time to Apply Nitrogen?

Illinois: Is Feb. a Good Time to Apply Nitrogen?

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 23, 2017

The unseasonably warm and dry weather we have had during February this year has a lot of people applying ammonia, and others considering it. This raises the question of whether or not February is a good time to apply NH3, and also

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Nebraska: Losing Your Operating Credit and Loan Subordination

Nebraska: Losing Your Operating Credit and Loan Subordination

👤By J. David Aiken, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Feb 22, 2017

The recent drop in crop prices has put a financial squeeze on Nebraska producers. What happens if you can’t pay your operating loan and your lender doesn’t extend credit for next year’s crop? Normally operating loans are paid in full

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Nebraska: New Chickpea Cultivar – New Hope – Offers Just That

Nebraska: New Chickpea Cultivar – New Hope – Offers Just That

👤By Lisa Jasa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Feb 22, 2017

After more than 10 years of research and development, University of Nebraska researchers have registered a new chickpea cultivar that offers enhanced disease resistance and production potential. The chickpea’s name — New Hope — well reflects their optimism for its value

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Kentucky Wheat: Earlier Aphid Occurrences a Result of Warm Winter

Kentucky Wheat: Earlier Aphid Occurrences a Result of Warm Winter

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Feb 22, 2017

In Kentucky there is a complex of aphid species that feeds on wheat. The bird cherry oat, the English grain, the greenbug, and the corn aphids are the most important species. Their role as vectors of plant viruses, particularly Barley

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Illinois Soybeans: Pre-Plant Nitrogen Applications Can Help Boost Yields

Illinois Soybeans: Pre-Plant Nitrogen Applications Can Help Boost Yields

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Soybeans require nitrogen and lots of it because it’s a protein crop and proteins contain 16% nitrogen. For decades we have relied on the soybean plant’s ability as a legume to fix its own nitrogen. And it can fix a

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Indiana Soybeans: Approved Dicamba Herbicide Guide Available

Indiana Soybeans: Approved Dicamba Herbicide Guide Available

👤By Mikaela Wieland, Purdue University 🕔Feb 22, 2017

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) has published a set of guidelines for soybean farmers who are considering the use of newly approved dicamba-based herbicide products. Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered Monsanto’s XtendiMax and BASF’s Engenia

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Illinois Soybeans: When Is It Viable to Use an Insecticidal Seed Treatment?

Illinois Soybeans: When Is It Viable to Use an Insecticidal Seed Treatment?

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Feb 22, 2017

If I were to make a guess, I would say that 80% or more of the soybean seed sold today is treated with both a fungicide and insecticide. In the case of some individual seed companies it may be near

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Nebraska: Soybean Cyst Nematodes Confirmed in 58 Counties; How About Your Field?

Nebraska: Soybean Cyst Nematodes Confirmed in 58 Counties; How About Your Field?

👤By John Wilson and Loren Giesler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Thirty years ago last fall, a microscopic pest was identified in a Richardson County soybean field near Falls City. The next spring, a comprehensive sampling program identified the same pest in six counties bordering the Missouri River as well as

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Nebraska: Be Alert to Risk of Alfalfa Winter Injury

Nebraska: Be Alert to Risk of Alfalfa Winter Injury

👤By Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Like many alfalfa growers this year, I’m a little worried about what this winter may do to our alfalfa fields. Alfalfa usually is a dependable crop. It seems to come back year after year. After the nice winters. After the

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Nebraska: Dormant Spraying Alfalfa Weeds

Nebraska: Dormant Spraying Alfalfa Weeds

👤By Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Before the warm weather greens up your alfalfa, consider the advantages of starting your weed control now. Weeds like pennycress, downy brome, mustards, cheatgrass, and shepherd’s purse are common in first cut alfalfa.  They lower yields, reduce quality, lessen palatability,

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