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Indiana Wheat: Managing Fusarium Head Blight (Scab)

Indiana Wheat: Managing Fusarium Head Blight (Scab)

👤By Kiersten Wise, Purdue University 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Wheat growth stages vary greatly across the state, but as wheat is flowering in southern Indiana, or approaching flowering, it is important to consider the risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB), or scab, development. The fungus that causes FHB, Fusarium

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Moving Grain: Union Pacific to Invest $57M in Nebraska Rail Infrastructure

Moving Grain: Union Pacific to Invest $57M in Nebraska Rail Infrastructure

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Union Pacific Plans to Invest $57 Million in its Nebraska Rail Infrastructure In an April 24 news release, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) noted its plans to spend $57 million in infrastructure investments in Nebraska this year, with $53 million

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Michigan Wheat: Timing Is Everything When Controlling Weeds

Michigan Wheat: Timing Is Everything When Controlling Weeds

👤By Christy Sprague, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Apr 27, 2017

In winter wheat fields where herbicide applications have not been made, it is important to understand what the cutoff application stages are for the different herbicides.

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Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains from OK to SC; Conditions Intensify for Lower Southeast

Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains from OK to SC; Conditions Intensify for Lower Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Summary PLEASE NOTE – The Drought Monitor reflects observed precipitation through Tuesday, 1200 UTC (8 am, EDT); any rain that has fallen after the Tuesday 1200 UTC cutoff will be reflected in next week’s map. During the 7-day period (ending

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Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 27, 2017

A recent article from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis discussed the downward economic trajectory that has impacted the U.S. farm economy in recent years. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, in remarks this week to USDA employees, noted that trade is

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Farm Bill: No Budget Increase Expected; Hope to Fix Cotton and Dairy – DTN

Farm Bill: No Budget Increase Expected; Hope to Fix Cotton and Dairy – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 27, 2017

If for some reason a new farm bill isn’t completed in 2017, leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees said on Tuesday they’re hopeful they can at least help farm-bill programs for dairy and cotton through the current budget

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Will New Iowa Plant Effect Imports? – DTN

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Will New Iowa Plant Effect Imports? – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Average retail fertilizer prices continued to be fairly steady with no significant moves either higher or lower the third week of April 2017, according to fertilizer retailers surveyed by DTN.   Of the eight major fertilizers, five are slightly higher

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Dry Soils and Residual Herbicides

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Dry Soils and Residual Herbicides

👤By Aaron Hager, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Soil-residual herbicides can provide many weed management benefits, but several factors influence their effectiveness.

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Diesel Prices Down Slightly While Gasoline Climbs

Diesel Prices Down Slightly While Gasoline Climbs

👤From the Energy Information Administation 🕔Apr 27, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell less than one cent, remaining virtually unchanged at $2.60 per gallon on April 24, 40 cents higher than a year ago. The Midwest price fell nearly one cent to $2.53 per gallon and

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Pennsylvania Soybeans: Manage Horseweed/Marestail Before You Plant

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Manage Horseweed/Marestail Before You Plant

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Be sure you are scouting for marestail before you plant your no-till soybeans and using effective herbicides with both burndown and residual control.

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