Weather Woes + Trade Fears + Political Turmoil – Sound Familiar? It’s the 1970s.

🕔May 31, 2019History can be a difficult teacher. Whatever clarity may be found in hindsight, the lessons for the present (or future) remain obscure, enigmatic.  Part of the challenge is unravelling the […]

Indiana Corn: How Late Is “Too Late” to Plant? Key Points to Consider.

🕔May 31, 2019As May transitions to June, many Indiana corn growers are faced with substantial acreage yet to plant. Statewide, as of May 26, only 22% of the state’s corn crop was […]

WOTUS Sent Back to EPA by Texas Court – DTN

🕔May 31, 2019The 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule may have suffered a final defeat, as a Texas court Tuesday granted a motion for summary judgement to the American […]

Livestock: Don’t Ignore Toxic Butterweed – DTN

🕔May 31, 2019Those yellow flowers filling fields across the Midwest aren’t buttercups, baby. They are weeds and consumed in enough quantities, cressleaf groundsel, also called butterweed, can be toxic to livestock. Ohio […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southeast Dry, Hot; More Rains for Plains, Midwest

🕔May 30, 2019Summary During this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week, a strong high pressure ridge was anchored over the southeastern contiguous U.S. (CONUS) while an upper-level trough dominated the West. This pattern […]

Iowa: Delayed Planting and Disease Expectations in 2019

🕔May 30, 2019This growing season, delayed planting, combined with continued cool and wet conditions have taken their toll on crops that were planted in the brief periods of optimum weather. Given that there […]

Corn: How to Determine Growth Stages of Young Plants

🕔May 30, 2019Corn vegetative growth stages are designated by a V with a number following representing fully developed, emerged leaves. Only those leaves which have a leaf collar visible are fully developed […]

Moving Grain: Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic

🕔May 30, 2019Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic On-going highwater conditions continue to disrupt barge traffic on most of the inland waterways. On the Upper Mississippi River there are multiple lock closures. […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Time to Scout for Black Cutworm Damage

🕔May 30, 2019As we have reported previously in our newsletter, our Black Cutworm Monitoring Network detected five significant flights of black cutworm moths in our pheromone traps. In these areas, one should […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Herbicide Application Timings and Restrictions

🕔May 30, 2019In the past there were generally two or three times when herbicides were applied in corn — preplant, pre or postemergence. Now with more and newer products, post application timings […]

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