Corn: Trade Over Aid – “A Penny Won’t Cut It” with Ongoing Chinese Dispute

🕔May 20, 2019Trade disruptions add uncertainty to the U.S. agricultural economy. President Trump’s recent announcement to increase the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods continues to chip away at an […]

Corn: Germination – Identifying Emergence Issues

🕔May 20, 2019Germination is the renewal of enzymatic activity that results in cell division and elongation and, ultimately, embryo emergence through the seed coat. Germination is triggered by absorption of water through […]

DTN Grain Open: Sharply Higher on Quality Concerns, Planting Support

🕔May 20, 20196:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn is up 5 cents per bushel, July soybeans are up 7 cents, and July K.C. wheat is up 12 3/4 cents. CME Globex Recap: […]

AgFax Weekend: Bayer’s Glyphosate Problem | 1927 Flood Déjà vu

🕔May 17, 2019In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Bayer’s Glyphosate Problem | 1927 Flood Déjà vu | Prevented Planning – Not Your Daddy’s Version | and more.

Mississippi Delta: Longest Stretch of Floodwater Since 1927 – 223,700 Crop Acres – Video

🕔May 17, 2019Although the Mississippi River appears to have crested around Arkansas City, Arkansas, the devastation of Yazoo River backwater flooding in the lower Mississippi Delta will not ease up for months.  […]

Texas LRGV IPM: More Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids Take Off in Sorghum

🕔May 17, 2019General Situation Hot and muggy this week as the LRGV received some rain on Monday and Tuesday and a little on Wednesday. Harlingen, Raymondville and Weslaco areas received anywhere from […]

Indiana: Late Burndowns, Cleanup of Failed Burndowns

🕔May 17, 2019There are many no-till fields across Indiana that have either not been burned down or those that will need to be sprayed again because of wet weather and planting delays. […]

Indiana: Should Insecticide Be Included With Burn-Down This Spring?

🕔May 17, 2019Moth flights for both black cutworm and armyworm have been impressive this spring. Unworked/untreated fields are plentiful, and so is the plant life, meaning that there has been no shortage […]

Indiana: Soil Compaction – The “Gift” That Keeps on Giving

🕔May 17, 2019Soils in Indiana have been too wet for field work almost since last fall. What I mean by “too wet” is so wet that the soils would not even support […]

Michigan Soybeans: Planting – Be Patient Yet Prudent About Wet Weather

🕔May 17, 2019The weather-induced planting delays have many producers feeling pressured to plant soybeans. It seems like this is an important time to remember that 2016 was also a challenging planting season, […]

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