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Asian Slump To Last At Least Two Years
Don't look for significant improvements in the seriously eroded Pacific Rim corn and soybean market anytime soon.Fact
Watch El Nino For Marketing Cues
You've probably heard and read all you want to know about El Nino and the coming La Nina.But listen up.Elwynn Taylor,
Serial Options Extend Crop Price Coverage
The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) has introduced a new crop price protection tool that lets hedgers manage short-term
Put The Kibosh On These Yield Bashers
Were your corn and soybean yields not quite what you'd hoped for last year?Maybe it was the weather. On the other hand,
Biotechnology Will Help Fight World Hunger
It won't help farmers in underdeveloped countries for a number of years, but biotechnology will eventually become an
They're Tops In The Corn Field
Would you dare shoot for a 350-bu/acre corn yield? Francis Childs, Manchester, IA, did last year and didn't miss by
Sidedressed Manure Benefits Soybeans
Doug Pohlman didn't realize that he was blazing a trail when he started sidedressing soybeans with manure in 1991.The
Iowa Grower 'Blows' High-Yielding Soybeans
When it's time to plant soybeans, Steve Shumaker always blows it.This Danville, IA, grower hires his local co-op to
High-Yield Soybeans Suck Up More Nutrients
As soybean yields edge upward, there's a growing risk that nutrient deficiencies will put a lid on further yield
Growers Fight Rootworms In First-Year Corn
Like most growers using a corn-soybean rotation, Jim Wilkinson never used to sweat corn rootworm problems in first-year
Soybeans And Manure Go Well Together
If you're pushing hard for high soybean yields, pay close attention to phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertility
New Spraying Equipment Controls Cost, Drift
Looking to improve weed control, cut back on chemicals or reduce the risk of drift problems?Here are some equipment
Grayleaf Spot Finds A Home
Gray leaf spot seems to have found its niche. In 1997, it was most prevalent where corn followed corn, particularly in

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