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Grain Harvest: Yield Monitor Calibration – Garbage In, Garbage Out

Grain Harvest: Yield Monitor Calibration – Garbage In, Garbage Out

πŸ‘€By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Understand this one simple fact about grain yield monitors: They do not measure grain yield. How’s that for an opening statement? What I want you to understand is that yield monitors ESTIMATE yield by converting electrical signals received from a

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Indiana: Fall Applied Herbicides – Controlling Waterhemp and Other Winter Annuals

Indiana: Fall Applied Herbicides – Controlling Waterhemp and Other Winter Annuals

πŸ‘€By Joe Ikley and Bill Johnson, Purdue University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 18, 2017

One of our biggest weed problems across Indiana every year is control of marestail in soybeans, and 2017 has been no different. Many growers had a lot of trouble controlling marestail in their spring burndown programs in April and May.

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Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest – 2 Prediction Methods

Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest – 2 Prediction Methods

πŸ‘€By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Fancy colored yield maps are fine for verifying grain yields at the end of the harvest season, but bragging rights for the highest corn yields are established earlier than that down at the Main Street Cafe, on the corner of

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Climate Change: New Online Tools Help Consolidate Info for Farmers

Climate Change: New Online Tools Help Consolidate Info for Farmers

πŸ‘€By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University 🕔Aug 16, 2017

A recently completed research and Extension project has led to the creation of several tools farmers can use for years to come. It also has provided a new way of looking at how to get climate information into the hands

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Indiana Corn: Good Pollination Conditions Help Offset Early Challenges; Scout Fields for Diseases

Indiana Corn: Good Pollination Conditions Help Offset Early Challenges; Scout Fields for Diseases

πŸ‘€By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 10, 2017

A rough start to the growing season put Indiana’s corn crop behind the proverbial 8-ball from the beginning, due to the weather- and disease-driven challenges to germination, emergence, and early establishment of the young plants. Many fields were replanted, fully

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Indiana Corn: Poor Kernel Set Can Stem from a Variety of Issues

Indiana Corn: Poor Kernel Set Can Stem from a Variety of Issues

πŸ‘€By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 10, 2017

The post-pollination scuttlebutt overheard in coffee shops throughout Indiana during late summer often revolves around the potential for severe stress that might reduce kernel set or kernel size in neighborhood cornfields. Growers’ interest in this topic obviously lies with the

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Midwest 2017 Crop Season in 1 Word: Volatile – DTN

Midwest 2017 Crop Season in 1 Word: Volatile – DTN

πŸ‘€By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Volatile seems to be the word of the season in farm country this year. Between rocky markets, herbicide drift and crop conditions that seem to vary mile to mile, it’s been an unpredictable season, farmers told DTN. Some growers are

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Indiana Corn: Western Bean Cutworm – Some Unpleasant Surprises in Northern Counties

Indiana Corn: Western Bean Cutworm – Some Unpleasant Surprises in Northern Counties

πŸ‘€By Christian Krupke and John Obermeyer, Purdue University Entomologists 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Moth flight and egg laying is nearly complete. By now, most larvae have entered the ear, making control very difficult. Consider the factors listed below before attempting treatments. Pest managers in northern Indiana counties have been tracking this pest throughout

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Ag Sec Purdue Hits the Road in “Back to Our Roots” Tour – DTN

Ag Sec Purdue Hits the Road in “Back to Our Roots” Tour – DTN

πŸ‘€By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 2, 2017

While American families are still hauling their RVs around the country trying to squeeze in one or two more lake trips for the summer, it’s also apparently farm-bill road trip season. The House Agriculture Committee has its road trip, labeled

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Indiana Corn: I.D. Worms in Silks and Ears

Indiana Corn: I.D. Worms in Silks and Ears

πŸ‘€By John Obermeyer and Christian Krupke, Purdue University Entomologists 🕔Jul 31, 2017

This year’s Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) flight in northern Indiana counties has been quite impressive. Though it is not over, by looking at the moth captures the past couple weeks we are past peak flight. Most eggs have been laid

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