Mississippi: Bt Corn – How Effective Against Corn Earworms?

🕔Mar 15, 2019The number of commercial corn hybrids expressing the Vip trait (Leptra, Viptera, and Trecepta) is increasing, and they are being marketed for improved control of ear feeding insects, including corn […]

DTN Retail Fertilizer: Kansas Economist Creates Model to Help Forecast Prices

🕔Mar 15, 2019Retail fertilizers tracked by DTN for the first week of March 2019 show lower prices. This marks the second week in a row a majority of the fertilizer prices have […]

Iowa: Spring Planting and Wet Soil Management

🕔Mar 15, 2019The above-average snowfall and potential for significant rain events this spring could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. These conditions, on top of excessive soil moisture last fall that may have […]

Minnesota: Spring Fertilizer – What Are the Top Considerations?

🕔Mar 15, 2019After a fall when planned fertilizer applications could not be made, tough decisions need to be made in spring. Planting at the optimum time is crucial to ensure optimal yield […]

Rabobank Moves to Strengthen its Production Ag Lending

🕔Mar 15, 2019Rabobank announced this week that it will transfer the food and agriculture loan portfolio from its California retail banking operation, Rabobank, N.A., to Rabo AgriFinance, further positioning the U.S. operation […]

DTN Grain Close: Markets Higher for Day and Week

🕔Mar 15, 2019For the second consecutive day, May Chicago wheat was the leading percentage gainer among grain contracts, gaining 9 1/2 cents Friday after a week of rough weather conditions in the […]

Illinois: Bitter Cold Jan. Likely Won’t Reduce Crop Pests

🕔Mar 15, 2019Despite record cold air temperatures, soil temperatures averaged slightly warmer than normal in Illinois this winter. Consequently, the arctic conditions are expected to have little effect on overwintering field crop […]

Ethanol’s Lost Demand – No Change in RFS Waiver Policy – DTN

🕔Mar 15, 2019The EPA granted five additional 2017 small-refinery exemptions (SREs) to the Renewable Fuel Standard on Thursday, raising the agency total for that year to 34, according to an update posted […]

Arkansas: CropCheck – New Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift

🕔Mar 15, 2019As spring rolls toward Arkansas and growers begin to approach their planting dates, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is encouraging growers throughout the state to make use […]

Mississippi: Wet Conditions, Flooding May Delay Planting

🕔Mar 15, 2019Recent rainfall in north Mississippi has flooded many areas and made much Delta farmland unworkable as the time approaches for planting and other traditional tasks. Mike Brown, state climatologist and […]

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