Midwest Harvest – Lagging With Lower Expectations – DTN Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019The long-awaited 2019 Midwest harvest season is slowly getting underway, and it promises to be a long, memorable effort for those farmers. “Corn harvest is going to be a strange […]

Propane: Prices Low But Weather Demand Uncertain – DTN Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019With much of the Corn Belt facing a late-maturing, high-moisture crop, some farmers are already making plans to dry their grain this fall. That means they’ll likely need to purchase […]

Heavy Rains Raise Prospects For Renewed Iowa Farmland Flooding – DTN Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019Heavy rains over the past two weeks in the upper Plains are prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to first reduce water releases into the Missouri River from Gavins […]

Illinois Soybeans: Insects – What To Scout For During Pod Fill Sep 9, 2019

🕔Sep 9, 2019At this point in the season, most of our insect monitoring efforts are focused on soybean. There are several pests that can damage soybean during pod fill, and proper scouting […]

Minnesota: New Manure Rate Guidelines – Quick Look Sep 6, 2019

🕔Sep 6, 2019Manure application rate guidelines in Minnesota have recently been revisited and updated as needed to reflect recent research findings for nitrogen and phosphorus needs of crops. Check out the full […]

Minnesota Corn: Late-Season N Deficiency – What You Need To Know Sep 5, 2019

🕔Sep 5, 2019If you’ve seen nitrogen (N) deficiency symptoms in corn popping up in fields across Minnesota, you’re not alone. Crops in the past couple weeks have begun to show substantial N […]

Ohio Corn: What’s Causing “Barbell” Ears? Sep 4, 2019

🕔Sep 4, 2019Last week, I received reports of several ear oddities showing up in corn fields including the following: Shortened husk leaves with normal ears protruding beyond the husks Most corn fields […]

Iowa Corn: Sampling for the End-of-Season Stalk Nitrate Test Sep 4, 2019

🕔Sep 4, 2019Sampling corn stalks this fall will likely be later than normal due to the delayed planting in many Iowa cornfields. The overall suggestion is to wait until crop maturity, and […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Seems Likely Sep 3, 2019

🕔Sep 3, 2019The cooler temperatures and rains that have moved through the Northern part of Illinois the past 10-14 days have been favorable for the development of tar spot on corn.  Although […]

Iowa: Can You Cut Weed Seed Production with Late-season Herbicides Sprays? Sep 2, 2019

🕔Sep 2, 2019Although it is too late to protect crop yields, a common question is whether herbicides can be used to reduce the quantity of viable weed seed produced by weeds.

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