Delaware Soybeans: Record Harvest in 2017

🕔Jan 19, 2018Last week USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final crop production summary for 2017. Overall, Delaware farmers had a good year with some of the crops breaking records. […]

Proposed Senate Bill Would Limit Venue for Companies Filing Bankruptcy – DTN

🕔Jan 12, 2018On Oct. 11, 2008, one of the nation’s largest ethanol producers, VeraSun Energy, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The action left thousands of farmers who sold corn to the […]

High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN

🕔Oct 20, 2017High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto’s Vistive Gold soybeans will see a […]

Delaware: Sussex County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

🕔Oct 17, 2017USDA has designated Sussex County in Delaware as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by excessive rainfall that occurred from July 28, 2017, through Sept. 21, 2017. […]

Fungicide Research: Small vs. Large Plots for Field Trials

🕔Oct 4, 2017Over the last 10-15 years there has been much discussion in the agricultural realm about the utility of fungicide trials conducted on small plots, vs those on larger plots.  Small plots typically are 5-10’wide, […]

Delaware Soybeans: Increasing Reports of Sudden Death Syndrome

🕔Aug 24, 2017Over the past three weeks there have been increasing reports of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) in full season soybeans. SDS is one of the top ten most important diseases affecting soybeans, […]

Delaware Soybeans: Stem Canker – Identification and Management

🕔Aug 8, 2017Stem canker is a disease that has been observed at increasing levels in many regions where soybeans are produced. In Delaware and Maryland we typically observe both Northern and Southern […]

Delaware Corn: Does Your Crop Need a Foliar Fungicide?

🕔Jul 7, 2017We are entering that time of year when growers start to think about fungicides for corn. Depending on who you speak to you will hear that they range from being […]

Delaware Corn: Watch for Stink Bugs Moving in from Wheat

🕔Jun 16, 2017As wheat matures and is harvested, watch for stink bugs moving into adjacent corn fields. Brown stink bugs are the most common species found in wheat in Delaware. Corn is […]

Delaware Soybeans: Early Season Pests to Watch For

🕔Jun 16, 2017Scout soybeans for early season pests including grasshoppers, bean leaf beetles, slugs, and deer. Continue to sample fields for slugs and other defoliators. The past few weeks, I have seen […]

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