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Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Terry McClure wants to come clean. The Grover Hill, Ohio, farmer has proactively set up two water-monitoring sites to show how differing cropping techniques influence nutrient runoff. “We are taking the surface and subsurface tests at the exact same time

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Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

👤By Bruce Potter and Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The economics of 2017 corn production have challenged many farmers with minimizing losses per acre. One area that some farmers have targeted for reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bt protection for European corn borer (ECB), corn

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Farmers Find Dow’s Enlist Duo Limits Drift Concerns

Farmers Find Dow’s Enlist Duo Limits Drift Concerns

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 2, 2017

As farmers adopt new herbicide technologies in 2017, excellent weed control is not enough. They also are looking for a herbicide solution that stays on target and limits the risk of damaging neighboring plants and crops with less drift and

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Monsanto’s Westbred Brand Releases 10 New Wheat Varieties for 2018

Monsanto’s Westbred Brand Releases 10 New Wheat Varieties for 2018

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Ten new regionally tested, locally adapted WestBred wheat varieties have been released to Certified Seed suppliers and will be available to growers in their respective areas of adoption in 2018.  “We’re incredibly excited to add such a diverse and advanced group

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Nebraska Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak Confirmed in 8 States

Nebraska Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak Confirmed in 8 States

👤By Terra Hartman and Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Bacterial leaf streak disease of corn is caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas vasicola (syn. X. campestris pv. zeae). It was previously only reported on corn in South Africa, and had not been reported in the United States until August 2016.

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Minnesota: Herbicide Resistance Workshops Rescheduled Due to Weather

Minnesota: Herbicide Resistance Workshops Rescheduled Due to Weather

👤By Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 23, 2017

Due to the weather, the “Strategic Farming – Are You Resistance Ready” workshops scheduled for Hutchinson and St. James on Friday, February 24, have been postponed. They have been rescheduled for: March 1 at the American Legion (620, 1st Ave.

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Minnesota: Insect Management Workshop, Lamberton, Feb. 28

Minnesota: Insect Management Workshop, Lamberton, Feb. 28

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Corn and soybean growers, and those who advise them, often have insect management questions for which the correct answer is, “It depends.” Insecticide resistant populations increase the difficulty of soybean aphid management decisions. Which insecticide group should be used? What

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Durum Wheat: Over Supply and Fusarium Head Blight Give Growers Second Thoughts – DTN

Durum Wheat: Over Supply and Fusarium Head Blight Give Growers Second Thoughts – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Canada Grains Analyst 🕔Feb 13, 2017

Durum is a type of wheat that is very dense and high in protein. Approximately 80% of the nation’s nearly 100 million bushels of durum wheat is grown in North Dakota. One 60-pound bushel makes about 42 pounds of pasta

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House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Feb 9, 2017

After telling the crop insurance industry Monday that he wouldn’t be in Congress if crop insurance had existed when he tried to farm, House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he doesn’t think the 2018 farm bill should

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Minnesota: Weed Management – Are You Resistance Ready Workshops, Feb. 22-24

Minnesota: Weed Management – Are You Resistance Ready Workshops, Feb. 22-24

👤By Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 8, 2017

Weed management has changed dramatically in recent years. Herbicide-resistant weeds are a significant management challenge, and resistance issues are expanding in scope and geography. Once herbicide-resistance is discovered in a weed population, it doesn’t just go away, and an increasing

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