Corn and Soybean Digest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/rss.xml en Soybean bulls backpedal as prices give back recent gains http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/soybean-bulls-backpedal-prices-give-back-recent-gains <div class="node-body blog-body">Soybean prices have fallen 50 cents since the beginning of the week. However, the future is still up in the air due to crop disease and weather worries. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/soybean-bulls-backpedal-prices-give-back-recent-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/soybean-bulls-backpedal-prices-give-back-recent-gains#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:02:00 +0000 106341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Ag stories: ear rot; sudden death syndrome; and crop insurance pay outs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-ag-stories-ear-rot-sudden-death-syndrome-and-crop-insurance-pay-outs <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out this week's top 5 ag stories to find out to identify ear rot and if crop insurance will pay out in 2016. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-ag-stories-ear-rot-sudden-death-syndrome-and-crop-insurance-pay-outs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-ag-stories-ear-rot-sudden-death-syndrome-and-crop-insurance-pay-outs#comments Crop Chemicals Diplodia ear rot Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:16:00 +0000 106331 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Watch Palmer weed seed sources http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/watch-palmer-weed-seed-sources <div class="field-byline"> Mark Loux, Ohio State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> Producers may want to test all cover crop seed for the presence of Palmer amaranth seed prior to planting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This powerful pigweed hits Midwest in feed, in combines and in cover crop sources from the South.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/watch-palmer-weed-seed-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/watch-palmer-weed-seed-sources#comments Crop Chemicals Weeds Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:07:00 +0000 106321 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com University of Illinois Same story line for yield prediction, different story at harvest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/same-story-line-yield-prediction-different-story-harvest <div class="node-body blog-body">Every new crop has a story line, it doesn't always have the same one at the end as it did in the beginning. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/same-story-line-yield-prediction-different-story-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/same-story-line-yield-prediction-different-story-harvest#comments Marketing Marketing and Promotion Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:42:00 +0000 106311 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 10 Top management practices for weed control http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/10-top-management-practices-weed-control <div class="field-byline"> Gared Shaffer, South Dakota State University Extension </div> <div class="field-deck"> Don't wait until next year to start a better weed control program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It maybe too late to address all of your weed problems for this growing year, but it's not too late to work on a weed control program for your corn and soybean fields.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/10-top-management-practices-weed-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/10-top-management-practices-weed-control#comments Crop Chemicals Weeds Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:23:00 +0000 106301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com NCGA yield contest outdated? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ncga-yield-contest-outdated <div class="node-body blog-body">Corn and Soybean Digest Editor Kurt Lawton questions whether farmers should be honored for efficiency over yields. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ncga-yield-contest-outdated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ncga-yield-contest-outdated#comments Corn National Corn Growers Association Think Different Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:11:00 +0000 106291 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com The Precision Ag “Easy” Button http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/precision-ag-easy-button <div class="node-body blog-body">Find out what ADAPT is and how it is working to help farmers understand what to do with the data they collect in their operation. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/precision-ag-easy-button" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/precision-ag-easy-button#comments Precision Ag Data Decisions Think Different Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:34:00 +0000 106281 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Stop! Things to consider before a late-season soybean insecticide application http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/stop-things-consider-late-season-soybean-insecticide-application <div class="field-byline"> Bruce Potter and Robert Koch, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="field-deck"> Longer, cooler nights will soon move aphids to buckthorn. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers must check soybean aphid populations and for fungal diseases before making any final applications. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/stop-things-consider-late-season-soybean-insecticide-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/stop-things-consider-late-season-soybean-insecticide-application#comments Soybeans Soybean aphids Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:03:00 +0000 106271 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New soil health management manual, field guide and assessment card available http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/new-soil-health-management-manual-field-guide-and-assessment-card-available <div class="field-byline"> Iowa State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> Materials provide information on Iowa soil management practices for farmers and agronomists. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Iowa Soil Health Field Guide highlights the relationship between soil health and its importance to sustainable agriculture systems.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/new-soil-health-management-manual-field-guide-and-assessment-card-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/new-soil-health-management-manual-field-guide-and-assessment-card-available#comments Conservation soil health Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:28:00 +0000 106261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com What a difference $.50 (or a summer) makes http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/what-difference-50-or-summer-makes <div class="field-byline"> Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois </div> <div class="field-deck"> Farmers can't count on next year's yields to determine marketing strategy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers are going to be forced to cut costs with low grain prices for 2017, the silver lining is that once prices do happen, it will result in more profits. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/what-difference-50-or-summer-makes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/what-difference-50-or-summer-makes#comments Marketing Marketing and Promotion Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:21:00 +0000 106251 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Crop progress, Aug. 22: Majority of corn and soybeans remain good to excellent http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-progress-aug-22-majority-corn-and-soybeans-remain-good-excellent-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The USDA NASS crop condition report shows that corn and soybeans are in good to excellent condition.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-progress-aug-22-majority-corn-and-soybeans-remain-good-excellent-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-progress-aug-22-majority-corn-and-soybeans-remain-good-excellent-0#comments Corn Field Crops Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:43:00 +0000 106241 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Late season soybean diseases are making their appearance http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/late-season-soybean-diseases-are-making-their-appearance <div class="field-byline"> By Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fungal diseases and stem rot are impacting some soybean fields. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fungal diseases, stem rot and stem canker diseases are being found because of recent rainfall. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/late-season-soybean-diseases-are-making-their-appearance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/late-season-soybean-diseases-are-making-their-appearance#comments Soybeans White mold Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:10:00 +0000 106221 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Daren Mueller, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org Prevention is the key to managing stored grain pests http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/prevention-key-managing-stored-grain-pests <div class="field-byline"> Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="field-deck"> Insects can infest any grain that is stored longer than six months. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High moisture content and temperatures are not the only causes of grain spoilage. Pests can also damage the crop and kill profits. The only way to stop pests from invading is to prevent them from infecting the crop. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/prevention-key-managing-stored-grain-pests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/prevention-key-managing-stored-grain-pests#comments Corn Soybeans corn harvest Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:11:00 +0000 106211 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com The loan process isn't easy, you have to get past the review and the regulator http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/loan-process-isnt-easy-you-have-get-past-review-and-regulator <div class="node-body blog-body">Getting the loan may not be as easy as you think. Loans require a financial review and getting past the regulator. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/loan-process-isnt-easy-you-have-get-past-review-and-regulator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/loan-process-isnt-easy-you-have-get-past-review-and-regulator#comments Marketing Long-Term Operating Loans Road Warrior Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:23:00 +0000 106201 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Late season corn and soybean crop challenges remain http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/late-season-corn-and-soybean-crop-challenges-remain <div class="node-body blog-body">The USDA Crop Report may say big yields are likely this harvest, but not everyone appears to be convinced yet. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/late-season-corn-and-soybean-crop-challenges-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/late-season-corn-and-soybean-crop-challenges-remain#comments Marketing Field Crops Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:33:00 +0000 106191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Taking a look back at the 1980s farm crisis and it's impacts http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/taking-look-back-1980s-farm-crisis-and-its-impacts <div class="field-deck"> Check out our look back on csdigest.com, decade by decade. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Check out our editorial and advertising look back on csdigest.com, decade by decade.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/taking-look-back-1980s-farm-crisis-and-its-impacts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/taking-look-back-1980s-farm-crisis-and-its-impacts#comments Marketing Marketing and Promotion Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:30:00 +0000 106181 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 4 Things to checkoff before harvest when it comes to yield monitors http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/4-things-checkoff-harvest-when-it-comes-yield-monitors <div class="field-byline"> By Jordan Dittmer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Update your firmware for your yield monitor now. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don't wait until harvest time to check your yield monitoring system. Four quick tips so you can stop wasting time when you could be in the field.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/4-things-checkoff-harvest-when-it-comes-yield-monitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/4-things-checkoff-harvest-when-it-comes-yield-monitors#comments Equipment corn harvest Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:50:00 +0000 106171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Where are we headed with soybean price risk premium? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/where-are-we-headed-soybean-price-risk-premium <div class="node-body blog-body">The swings in soybean prices and contracts won't be ending anytime soon. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/where-are-we-headed-soybean-price-risk-premium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/where-are-we-headed-soybean-price-risk-premium#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:34:00 +0000 106161 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Midwest crops update: Predicted yields variable; keep scouting for diseases, pests http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/midwest-crops-update-predicted-yields-variable-keep-scouting-diseases-pests <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Agronomists for WinField have been out in corn and soybean fields and working with farmers this growing season. Early yield predictions are highly variable, ranging from lower than normal to higher than normal across the Midwest. But one thing is constant: Keep scouting fields for diseases and insects.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/midwest-crops-update-predicted-yields-variable-keep-scouting-diseases-pests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/midwest-crops-update-predicted-yields-variable-keep-scouting-diseases-pests#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:24:00 +0000 106151 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com The case for strip till: Healthy soil, less tile, better root growth http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/case-strip-till-healthy-soil-less-tile-better-root-growth <div class="field-deck"> Can’t get enough residue. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After 11 years of strip till, Dennis Smith has built his night crawler numbers up to the point that there’s not enough soybean residue to go around. He also doesn't need to tile or use grass waterways because of better water infiltration.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/case-strip-till-healthy-soil-less-tile-better-root-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/case-strip-till-healthy-soil-less-tile-better-root-growth#comments Conservation Tillage Strip Till Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:27:00 +0000 106141 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Dennis Smith committed to strip till 11 years ago, sold his field cultivator, and hasn&rsquo;t looked back. He says there&rsquo;s a learning curve with strip till, and you have to commit to the time it takes to see soil changes, but he&rsquo;d never go back to full width tillage.</p> Photo: Lynn Betts The moving parts to watch in the corn market http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/moving-parts-watch-corn-market <div class="node-body blog-body">Excessive rains have the corn trade taking about stronger basis, along with the USDA's heavy ear weight estimate. Kevin Van Trump urges farmers to keep hedges in place.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/moving-parts-watch-corn-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/moving-parts-watch-corn-market#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:40:00 +0000 106131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Potential for nitrate problems in drought stressed corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/potential-nitrate-problems-drought-stressed-corn <div class="field-byline"> Peter Thomison and Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> It's best to delay harvesting to maximize grain filling in drought stricken corn. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The bulk of the nitrate in a drought-stricken corn plant can be found in the bottom third of the stalk. The good news is that if moisture conditions improve, the conversion process accelerates.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/potential-nitrate-problems-drought-stressed-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/potential-nitrate-problems-drought-stressed-corn#comments Corn Field Crops Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:11:00 +0000 106121 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Kurt Lawton Stay alert: Screen cover seed for Palmer amaranth presence http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/stay-alert-screen-cover-seed-palmer-amaranth-presence <div class="field-byline"> Mark Loux, Ohio State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> As of 2016, Palmer amaranth outbreaks can be traced to three sources. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Knowing what the sources of palmer amaranth are means that we should be able prevent any additional new infestations.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/stay-alert-screen-cover-seed-palmer-amaranth-presence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/stay-alert-screen-cover-seed-palmer-amaranth-presence#comments Crop Chemicals Weeds Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:46:00 +0000 106111 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Land value wave dips; corn and soybean rental ground is next http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/land-value-wave-dips-corn-and-soybean-rental-ground-next <div class="field-deck"> Retiring farmers may also impact agricultural land values. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Agricultural land rental prices will have to fall or farmers will be forced to make cuts in fertilizer, pest control and other inputs. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/land-value-wave-dips-corn-and-soybean-rental-ground-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/land-value-wave-dips-corn-and-soybean-rental-ground-next#comments Marketing Crops Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:07:00 +0000 106101 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com All eyes are on the declining U.S. corn and soybean exports in 2016 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/all-eyes-are-declining-us-corn-and-soybean-exports-2016 <div class="field-byline"> By David A. Widmar </div> <div class="field-deck"> The strength of the U.S. dollar is making exports more expensive. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. ag export markets are changing. The nations purchasing the most ag exports today accounted for less than half of their current market share just 25 years ago. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/all-eyes-are-declining-us-corn-and-soybean-exports-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/all-eyes-are-declining-us-corn-and-soybean-exports-2016#comments Marketing Import and Export Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:00:00 +0000 106091 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Soybean aphids show resistance to pyrethroids http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/soybean-aphids-show-resistance-pyrethroids <div class="field-byline"> By Robert Koch and Bruce Potter, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="field-deck"> Check out the tips for managing soybean aphids resistant to pyrethroids . </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soybean producers need to be diligent in applying pyrethroids in order to prevent future resistance. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/soybean-aphids-show-resistance-pyrethroids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/soybean-aphids-show-resistance-pyrethroids#comments Crop Chemicals Soybean aphids Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:12:00 +0000 106081 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Bugwood.org Stopping the spread of Palmer Amaranth http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/stopping-spread-palmer-amaranth <div class="field-byline"> Iowa State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> The immediate need is to stop the weed from spreading. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Palmer amaranth could have a significant economic impact due to higher weed management costs and greater yield losses.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/stopping-spread-palmer-amaranth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/stopping-spread-palmer-amaranth#comments Crop Chemicals Weeds Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:51:00 +0000 106071 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Family living conundrum: Expenses have doubled but farm income has fell http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-living-conundrum-expenses-have-doubled-farm-income-has-fell <div class="node-body blog-body">With farm income down, families must find ways to cut their costs in order for a farm to make a profit.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-living-conundrum-expenses-have-doubled-farm-income-has-fell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-living-conundrum-expenses-have-doubled-farm-income-has-fell#comments Marketing Long- Term Operating Plan Road Warrior Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:01:00 +0000 106061 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Crop progress, Aug. 15: Most corn and soybeans, good to excellent http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/crop-progress-aug-15-most-corn-and-soybeans-good-excellent <div class="node-body gallery-body">According to the latest NASS crop condition report, 73 percent of the corn crop is in the corn dough stage and 21 percent is in the dented stage.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/crop-progress-aug-15-most-corn-and-soybeans-good-excellent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/crop-progress-aug-15-most-corn-and-soybeans-good-excellent#comments Marketing Crops Field Crops Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:20:00 +0000 106051 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Nebraska study shows how cover crops in corn and soybeans fare http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/nebraska-study-shows-how-cover-crops-corn-and-soybeans-fare <div class="field-deck"> This study used five types of cover crops. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Nebraska-Lincoln researches whether or not cover crops can provide benefits in the limited growing climate in the state. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/nebraska-study-shows-how-cover-crops-corn-and-soybeans-fare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/nebraska-study-shows-how-cover-crops-corn-and-soybeans-fare#comments Conservation cover crops Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:25:00 +0000 106041 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com