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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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Ethanol and Oil: The Search for Common Ground – DTN

Ethanol and Oil: The Search for Common Ground – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 23, 2017

At a time when politics in Washington, D.C., has never been as divided, leaders of the ethanol and oil industries talked a good game in San Diego Tuesday on how the future requires both industries to find common ground. During

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Dicamba Application: 3 Key Phrases You Need to Know – DTN

Dicamba Application: 3 Key Phrases You Need to Know – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 23, 2017

Applicators face complex and sometimes ambiguous buffer requirements for the newly labeled dicamba herbicides this year. The labels for Monsanto’s XtendiMax, BASF’s Engenia and DuPont Pioneer’s FeXapan put all the responsibility for following buffer requirements and avoiding off-target drift on

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DTN Grain Open: Modest Early Losses

DTN Grain Open: Modest Early Losses

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Feb 23, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 3 cents lower, and July Kansas City wheat was fractionally lower. CME Globex Recap: Major grain markets were all showing losses early Thursday morning, led once again by

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Texas Field Reports: Cotton Acres Likely Up, Grain Acres Down in 2017

Texas Field Reports: Cotton Acres Likely Up, Grain Acres Down in 2017

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Cotton acres in Texas will likely increase as producers seek an alternative to grains this season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist, College Station, said 4.5 million acres of planted

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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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