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Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 22, 2017

With most of the country’s corn and soybeans in the ground, insects and diseases are ramping up in their usual summer fashion. Some Midwest and Mid-South growers are facing rising Japanese beetle populations, and soybean aphid populations also are picking

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Drought: Upper Plains Call for Emergency Haying, Grazing in CRP Acres – DTN

Drought: Upper Plains Call for Emergency Haying, Grazing in CRP Acres – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The National Farmers Union and state affiliates in the Northern Plains are calling on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres. In a letter to Perdue, National Farmers Union wrote that farmers

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Minnesota Corn: Supplemental N Worksheet Aids In-Season Management Decisions

Minnesota Corn: Supplemental N Worksheet Aids In-Season Management Decisions

👤By Greg Klinger, Fabian Fernandez, and Dan Kaiser , University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Wondering whether you should apply supplemental nitrogen to your corn fields this year? Find your answer with University of Minnesota Extension’s Supplemental Nitrogen Worksheet for Corn. Meant to be used in early to mid-June, this useful tool asks 3 simple

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Minnesota: 4 Small Grain Field Days, June 26, 27

Minnesota: 4 Small Grain Field Days, June 26, 27

👤By Jared Goplen, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The University of Minnesota Extension is holding four small grain field days in southern Minnesota June 26 – 27. Each field day will take place at on-farm locations to discuss all aspects of small grain production, including variety performance, plant

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Minnesota Corn: 4 Tips for Accurate Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Tests

Minnesota Corn: 4 Tips for Accurate Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Tests

👤By Fabian Fernandez and Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT) is a tool for making decisions on supplemental nitrogen application. Taken during June prior to side-dress N application around the V6 stage of corn growth, the PSNT offers a way to assess insufficient N in

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Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Hail Damage – Evaluation and Replant Options

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Hail Damage – Evaluation and Replant Options

👤By Jeff Coulter, Seth Naeve, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Recent storms left a large area of western and central Minnesota affected by severe hail damage. Especially hard hit were Kandiyohi, Swift, Chippewa, and McLeod Counties, where much of the corn was at the V5 stage (5 collared leaves) when

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Grain: Upper Midwest Drought – Will it Affect Crop Prices? – DTN

Grain: Upper Midwest Drought – Will it Affect Crop Prices? – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Jun 13, 2017

From November 2016 to January 2017, North Dakota had received 47 inches of snow, and South Dakota railcars and locomotives were buried in snow. But in last week’s USDA Crop Progress report, those same areas are now suffering through drought

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Minnesota Corn: Lessons Learned from Preemergence Herbicide Research – Video

Minnesota Corn: Lessons Learned from Preemergence Herbicide Research – Video

👤By Ryan Miller and Lisa Behnken, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 9, 2017

We have seen differences in the time it takes for different preemergence herbicides to activate, and differences in “reach-back” with different herbicide products. We have also seen the benefit of preemergence herbicides in taking some of the pressure off of

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Minnesota Corn: 6 Considerations for Assessing Preplant N Loss

Minnesota Corn: 6 Considerations for Assessing Preplant N Loss

👤By Gregory Klinger, Fabian Fernandez, and Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 9, 2017

Much of the state has seen periods of very wet weather this spring, especially in southeastern and central Minnesota. Given the heavy precipitation, what – if anything – has happened to spring pre-plant nitrogen? How much N is still available

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Minnesota Soybeans: A Brief Review of Key Seedling Diseases

Minnesota Soybeans: A Brief Review of Key Seedling Diseases

👤By Dean Malvick, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 7, 2017

Conditions are favorable for soybean seedling disease in many areas. Wet soil, slow emergence, and delayed planting have been favorable for seedling diseases in many areas of southern and central Minnesota. Now as the soil dries and warms up, infected

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