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Ohio Corn: Hail Injury Depends on Development Stage

Ohio Corn: Hail Injury Depends on Development Stage

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

The impact of hail damage is largely dependent on corn’s stage of development. Hail affects yield primarily by reducing stands and defoliating plants. Most of the hail damage results from defoliation. Generally, the corn plant is little affected by hail

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Ohio Corn: Is Yield Jeopardized When Replants Result in Excessive Stands?

Ohio Corn: Is Yield Jeopardized When Replants Result in Excessive Stands?

👤By Peter Thomison and Mark Loux, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

When widespread replanting occurs as it did this year, situations arise in which the original corn planting is not entirely killed and competes with the replanted corn. To make room for a replant, several herbicide treatments are recommended and these

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Ohio Corn: Determination of Ear Size Well Underway

Ohio Corn: Determination of Ear Size Well Underway

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

During the past two weeks, corn has “exploded” in growth in many Ohio fields. Under favorable growing conditions corn plants can grow nearly three inches per day between V8 (i.e., the eight leaf collar stage) and V15. However, there is

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Ohio Corn: 1st Generation of European Corn Borer in Non-Bt Fields

Ohio Corn: 1st Generation of European Corn Borer in Non-Bt Fields

👤By Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

European corn borer (ECB) was once our most important corn insect, but its population has decreased over the past 20 years, likely due to Bt-corn that provides excellent protection. For this and other various reasons, many farms have switched to

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New Soybean Derived Bioplastic Can Absorb 40 Times Its Own Weight

New Soybean Derived Bioplastic Can Absorb 40 Times Its Own Weight

👤From the University of Seville 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Researchers from the group “Technology and design of multi-component products” at the University of Seville, together with specialists from the University of Huelva, have obtained a natural bioplastic from soya protein, which is capable of absorbing up to forty times

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Iowa: Corn Water Use and Evapotranspiration

Iowa: Corn Water Use and Evapotranspiration

👤By Mark Licht, Iowa State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Crop water use (transpiration) during the growing season is a major factor in attaining high yield potential. Soil water loss (evaporation) and crop water loss (transpiration) occur simultaneously; making predictions of evapotranspiration complex. Actual evapotranspiration values vary greatly from day to day

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Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Richard Rubin reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Republicans looking to rewrite the U.S. tax code are taking aim at one of the foundations of modern finance—the deduction that companies get for interest they pay on debt.

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Winter Wheat: More Fields Abandoned Due to Wheat Streak Mosaic Infection – DTN

Winter Wheat: More Fields Abandoned Due to Wheat Streak Mosaic Infection – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 26, 2017

The winter wheat harvest will be a lot shorter than usual this year for Kent Eddy. The western Kansas farmer estimates he will only harvest 60% of his wheat crop where he farms near the town of Syracuse. The culprit?

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Kansas Farmers Awarded $217.7Mln in Suit Against Syngenta, Appeal Expected – DTN

Kansas Farmers Awarded $217.7Mln in Suit Against Syngenta, Appeal Expected – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 26, 2017

A Kansas jury has awarded farmers $217.7 million in compensatory damages in the first of several class-action lawsuits filed against Syngenta over the shipment of Viptera corn to China.   The jury in the U.S. District Court for the District

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Nebraska Corn: Wheat Stem Maggot Infestation

Nebraska Corn: Wheat Stem Maggot Infestation Updated

👤By Justin McMechan, Robert Wright, and Gabriela Inveninato Carmona, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Jun 26, 2017

On June 13 we reported on an insect suspected to be wheat stem maggot infesting corn fields following wheat and rye cover crops. Twenty-five corn plants were sampled from these fields for dissection to isolate larvae or were transplanted into

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