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Minnesota: Mow Fenceline Weeds Now to Prevent Seed Production

Minnesota: Mow Fenceline Weeds Now to Prevent Seed Production

👤By Jared Goplen and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

As summer field activities wind down, harvest will soon be in full swing. Take the time now to mow fenceline weeds to prevent or minimize seed production. Fencelines are often where weed infestations start.

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Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Infestation Levels Found in Polk County

Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Infestation Levels Found in Polk County

👤By Phillip Glogoza, Jochum Wiersma, and Ian McRae, University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Wheat stem sawfly (WSS) are being found at significant levels in Polk County. Field surveys were conducted from August 14 to 18, 2017 to learn more about the levels of infestation and the possible size of the area impacted. The

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Wheat Harvest: Midwest, Plains Drought Harms Yield and Quality – DTN

Wheat Harvest: Midwest, Plains Drought Harms Yield and Quality – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Aug 22, 2017

As the U.S. spring wheat harvest nears the halfway point, producers from around the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains are reporting a wide range of yields, protein levels and grain quality issues. For this week’s column, I talked to several

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Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – 5 Myths You Should Know – DTN

Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – 5 Myths You Should Know – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

It’s that time of year again, when a soybean plant can go from thriving to dying in a matter of days.  Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is surfacing in soybean fields across the Midwest. The disease will be at its worst

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Dicamba Injury: Estimated 3.1Mln Soybean Acres; Will it Work as PrePlant Burndown? – DTN

Dicamba Injury: Estimated 3.1Mln Soybean Acres; Will it Work as PrePlant Burndown? – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Jeremy Wolf saw nearly half his soybean acreage injured this summer from dicamba herbicide that went astray. What’s troubling him now, though, is what to do about the situation for the 2018 planting season.  “My entire summer has been consumed

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Minnesota: Spring Wheat – A Quick Guide to Profitable Sulfur Fertilization

Minnesota: Spring Wheat – A Quick Guide to Profitable Sulfur Fertilization

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

The major cause of sulfur deficiencies in crops is a lack of mineralized S in the soil. Research and recommendations in Minnesota have shown well-documented yield increases for corn with the application of sulfur, but what about wheat? Recent research

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Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – What Dictates Where it Pops Up? – DTN

Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – What Dictates Where it Pops Up? – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Have you ever wondered why one patch of soybeans dies from Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), while 6 feet away, another patch thrives? The answer may be smaller than you thought — microscopic, even. In a new study focused on SDS,

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Dicamba’s Potential for Degradation is Likely Cause for Volatility

Dicamba’s Potential for Degradation is Likely Cause for Volatility

👤By Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota Extension Weed Scientist 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Earlier Crop News articles focused on dicamba’s potential routes of injury, injury symptomology, soybean sensitivity and yield loss potential. In this article, I would like to explore in greater detail the factors that could contribute to dicamba volatility’s role as

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Minnesota: Strip-Till Expo, Fergus Falls, Sept. 6

Minnesota: Strip-Till Expo, Fergus Falls, Sept. 6

👤By Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota Extension Educator 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Plan to attend this year’s Strip-Till Expo on Wednesday, September 6th at the University of Minnesota – North Dakota State University Tillage Research Trials, west of Fergus Falls, MN. A hallmark of the day will be the side-by-side field demonstrations

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Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Causing Problems in Polk County

Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Causing Problems in Polk County

🕔Aug 15, 2017

As wheat harvest moves northward, we are detecting infestations of Wheat Stem Sawfly in fields in Polk County. Recent storms and strong winds have helped bring these problems to front and center. Farmers have noticed lodged stems, particularly on field

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