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Illinois Corn: Still Too Early to Say Much About Yields

Illinois Corn: Still Too Early to Say Much About Yields

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 24, 2017

Planting conditions in Illinois have been less than ideal in 2017. Rains have delayed planting in some areas. Cool and wet weather has led to emergence problems and hard-to-make replant decisions. While the planting season has been difficult, there are

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Mississippi Corn: Are you Behind on your ‘Tassel Shot’ Application?

Mississippi Corn: Are you Behind on your ‘Tassel Shot’ Application?

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔May 24, 2017

The Mississippi corn crop is generally on pace to tassel earlier than normal this year, as early-planting and warm temperatures have promoted quick development.

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Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 23, 2017

Texas cotton is in a varied state of production, but one thing is common for most producers, especially dryland growers, rain is needed to improve soil moisture levels, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension

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Minnesota Corn: 4 Early Season Nutrient Deficiencies to Scout For

Minnesota Corn: 4 Early Season Nutrient Deficiencies to Scout For

👤By Nora Nolden, University of Minnesota 🕔May 23, 2017

As corn starts to emerge amid cool and wet soil conditions, the potential for nutrient deficiencies is high. Proper diagnosis is the important first step to management. Next is deciding how to manage those deficiencies once they’re started. Here’s a

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North Dakota Farm Performance Rebounds in 2016

North Dakota Farm Performance Rebounds in 2016

👤By Kelli Armbruster, North Dakota State University 🕔May 23, 2017

North Dakota’s farm financial performance exceeded expectations in 2016. The average net farm income of 531 farms in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Program rebounded to $126,752 in 2016, compared with $28,600 in 2015, which was the lowest in

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Iowa: Crops Emerging, but Wet Conditions Hold Up Finishing #Plant17

Iowa: Crops Emerging, but Wet Conditions Hold Up Finishing #Plant17

👤By Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University 🕔May 23, 2017

Currently 92% of Iowa’s corn crop has been planted and 62% of the soybean crop according to Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report. However, the wet weather across the state has put #Plant17 and other field activities on hold as farmers only had 2.3 suitable

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Missouri: Armyworms in Wheat, Pastures – Control Options

Missouri: Armyworms in Wheat, Pastures – Control Options

👤By Gregory Luce, University of Missouri 🕔May 23, 2017

Armyworm feeding has been reported in wheat in Central Missouri as well as some severe feeding in some grass pastures in Western and NW Missouri. Here are some facts for scouting and threshold information on this occasional pest to Missouri

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Neonic Seed Treatments: Yield Benefits vs.Potential Harm – Study Draws Conclusion – DTN

Neonic Seed Treatments: Yield Benefits vs.Potential Harm – Study Draws Conclusion – DTN

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

Farmers aren’t the only ones buzzing around busily during spring planting season. Honey bees also pick up their foraging pace at this time of year, when pollen sources abound. That spells trouble, according to a new study from Purdue University.

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Ohio Corn: Will Planting Delays Require Switching Hybrid Maturities?

Ohio Corn: Will Planting Delays Require Switching Hybrid Maturities?

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔May 23, 2017

According to the USDA/NASS, for the week ending May 21, corn was 73 percent planted, which was 24 percent ahead of last year and the same as the five-year average.  However, persistent rains and saturated soil conditions have resulted in

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Ohio Corn: Delayed Planting Effects on Yield – A ‘Historical’ Perspective

Ohio Corn: Delayed Planting Effects on Yield – A ‘Historical’ Perspective

👤By Peter Thomison and Allen Geyer, Ohio State University 🕔May 23, 2017

According to the USDA/NASS, for the week ending May 21, corn was 73 percent planted, which was 24 percent ahead of last year and the same as the five-year average.  However, at this time, it is unknown what percent of

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