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Dicamba: Nebraska Update on Soybean Injury

Dicamba: Nebraska Update on Soybean Injury

👤By Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Weed Specialist 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Questions about potential dicamba injury to soybean, grapes, tomatoes, and other sensitive crops are increasing to Nebraska Extension educators and specialists as the crop season progresses. While dicamba herbicide has been available for weed control for a number of years,

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Corn: Midwest Fields Hit by Southern Rust – DTN

Corn: Midwest Fields Hit by Southern Rust – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Defying its name once again, southern corn rust has invaded Midwestern cornfields earlier than ever — and this time, it arrived in time to do economic damage. “This is the earliest I’ve ever seen it — and that’s the third

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Iowa Corn, Soybeans: How Will Hot Weather Impact Crops?

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: How Will Hot Weather Impact Crops?

👤By Mark Licht, Iowa State University Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Water and temperature affect many crop processes simultaneously ranging from crop growth, development, photosynthesis, respiration, water transpiration, grain fill, and nutrient cycling. The magnitude of high temperature or drought stress depends also on the stage of the crop. Another factor

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Iowa Soybeans: 8 Facts About Charcoal Rot

Iowa Soybeans: 8 Facts About Charcoal Rot

👤By Jody Korthaus and Daren Mueller, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 18, 2017

1. Develops in hot, dry weather conditions. Charcoal rot is a fungal disease that is most severe in years and areas experiencing hot, dry weather. However, this disease can also cause losses when ample moisture is present, making it a

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Dicamba Drift – Why Now? Two Reasons in Iowa; Multiple Reasons in Midsouth

Dicamba Drift – Why Now? Two Reasons in Iowa; Multiple Reasons in Midsouth

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Weed Specialist 🕔Jul 14, 2017

While off-target movement of pesticides is not a new problem, the growth regulator herbicides create a unique situation due to their ability to induce easily observed symptoms at very low doses. Large scale drift problems were experienced when the phenoxy

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Iowa Field Reports: Crops Mostly Look Good, Some Areas Need Rain

Iowa Field Reports: Crops Mostly Look Good, Some Areas Need Rain

👤By Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 12, 2017

Parts of the state are still quite dry and could use some much needed rain. Some of these areas did receive some much needed rain Monday night (July 10)/early Tuesday morning (July 11). While some areas of the state are

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Dicamba Drift Injury: Iowa Farmers Join the Club

Dicamba Drift Injury: Iowa Farmers Join the Club

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 12, 2017

The problems experienced with off-target movement and injury in states south of Iowa, particularly Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee have been well covered in the press, but there has been little discussion of problems in Iowa. Unfortunately, the lack of press does not mean

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Midwest and Plains Crop Progress: Conditions Decline in Many Areas

Midwest and Plains Crop Progress: Conditions Decline in Many Areas

👤By Anthony Greder, DTN Managing Editor, and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 11, 2017

Corn, soybean and spring wheat conditions all declined last week, according to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. Corn condition dropped to 65% good to excellent last week, down 3 percentage points from 68% the previous week. Silking was

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Iowa Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak Lookalikes

Iowa Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak Lookalikes

👤By Alison Robertson, Iowa State University Plant Pathologist 🕔Jul 11, 2017

Bacterial leaf streak is a new disease of corn that was confirmed in the U.S. last year – as if we don’t have enough spots to diagnose on corn!  And, as you might expect, a lot of spots and streaks

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Syngenta’s Viptera Corn: Trial Dates Set in 7 of 22 Class-Action Lawsuits – DTN

Syngenta’s Viptera Corn: Trial Dates Set in 7 of 22 Class-Action Lawsuits – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Trial dates have been set in 7 additional states on class-action lawsuits filed against Syngenta over the release of Viptera corn to China, according to an order issued by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

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