Corn and Soybean Digest en Midwest crops update: Still time to apply a fungicide? <div class="node-body gallery-body">Agronomists are finding pests, plant diseases and in some areas weather related crop damage in corn and soybean fields. Find out what they are finding in the Corn Belt states of South Dakota, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals corn production Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:24:00 +0000 105571 at Corn and soybean producers may want to check the costs when it comes to applying fungicide <div class="field-byline"> By Tristan Mueller, Iowa Soybean Association </div> <div class="field-deck"> Farmers may want to rethink the idea of aerial fungicide application in 2016. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The low corn and soybean prices combined with the disease risk may not make it profitable for farmers to use the aerial application of fungicide.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals Fungicides Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:47:00 +0000 105561 at Cover crop survey reflects enthusiasm for the soil-saving practice and boosts corn and soybean yields <div class="node-body gallery-body">Crimson clover was the most widely planted legume cover crop. Find out what other cover crops, farmers are using in the gallery.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation cover crops Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:06:00 +0000 105551 at Don't underestimate the need for extreme weed control <div class="field-deck"> Palmer’s explosion is causing soybean field destruction, hand weeding and burning windrows behind the combine. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A University of Arkansas weed scientist says the only way to rid corn and soybean fields of herbicide-resistant weeds is to use cultivation and burning in the fields.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Weeds Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:19:00 +0000 105521 at 4 Tips to get the most out of your crop insurance <div class="field-byline"> John Berry, Penn State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> If you suspect a loss, call your crop insurance agent before you do anything. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers need to be proactive when it comes to filing a claim with their crop insurance agent, Call the agent and make the claim as soon as you know there is a crop loss.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Crop Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:25:00 +0000 105511 at 5 Ag stories: Crop costs, drought expansion and Fall armyworms <div class="node-body gallery-body">In the 5 ag stories of the week, find out how much of the United States is now considered in a drought condition and if the fall armyworm is a problem for your farming operation.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Field Crops Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 105531 at My current view of the bean market and what lies ahead <div class="node-body blog-body">Relief in the soybean market does not appear to be in the cards for producers in 2016.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:28:00 +0000 105501 at In 2016 and 2017, it's not about the corn and soybean yields, it's the efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Kristy Foster Seachrist </div> <div class="field-deck"> It's not how about the yields, it's about cutting costs to get the yields. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For some corn and soybean producers, becoming a leaner more efficient farm is the only way to a profit in 2017 and 2018.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Farm Equipment Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:07:00 +0000 105491 at 2016 Mid-year outlook; shows corn and soybean prices taking their toll on operations <div class="field-byline"> Jerry Lehnertz </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bumper crops are going to force producers to cut operation costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some corn and soybean producers won't make it through this down cycle, but the ones that do will be will have great opportunity. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Marketing and Promotion Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:09:00 +0000 105481 at Got waterhemp? Find out the best herbicide resistance characteristics now <div class="field-byline"> Mark Loux, Ohio State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> The location of waterhemp may decide which herbicide to use. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest mistake farmers can make is to not detect waterhemp in fields right away and to let it grow.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals Herbicides Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:39:00 +0000 105471 at The achilles heel of larger operations <div class="node-body blog-body">Large operations are being targeted by lenders because they are the most vulnerable because they can quickly lose six figures of net worth and profits.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Accounting System Road Warrior Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:25:00 +0000 105461 at Strip till builds soil conditions, root strength and better yields <div class="field-byline"> By Jonathan Eisenthal </div> <div class="field-deck"> The strip promotes uniform emergence and builds soil biology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Minnesota researchers found that strip-till benefits soil conditions by measuring an 8.6 percent increase in soil organic matter in five years. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tillage Tillage Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:19:00 +0000 105441 at Two congressional candidate forums at IDEAg Farmfest <div class="node-body blog-body">IDEAg Farmfest to host ag water quality and farm financial strategies forums as well as two congressional forums.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Election Focus on Ag Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:23:00 +0000 105431 at Soybean producers: Don't be shy, tell your conservation story! <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Soybean Association </div> <div class="field-deck"> Soybean producers can win a trip to Commodity Classic in March </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soybean producers can tell the story of their farm and their conservation efforts by applying for the Conservation Legacy Award.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Conservation Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:39:00 +0000 105421 at Will the soybean bulls remain on the sideline? <div class="node-body blog-body">U.Ss dollar, crude oil, soybean demand. They are all important in the soybean market right now.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:18:00 +0000 105401 at Researchers revisit USDA corn and soybean stock estimates <div class="field-byline"> Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois </div> <div class="field-deck"> USDA grain stocks reports gives market a surprise </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Report states that the USDA grain stocks report has more of an impact on corn stocks than previously thought.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Marketing and Promotion Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:59:00 +0000 105411 at Feeling the heat? Corn production can be hurt by high temperatures and drought <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan Kleinjan, South Dakota State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> The drought and heat can result in reduced kernel size. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The heat and even dry conditions can impact corn yields. The good news is that in the later stages, it has less of an impact.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Field Crops Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:32:00 +0000 105391 at 4 Ways to minimize soil compaction <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> 4 Management decisions to minimize soil compaction </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soil compaction can cost producers yields, but with proper field management, compaction can be minimized.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tillage Drainage Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:50:00 +0000 105381 at Your farm is worth more than its parts, if you protect your intellectual property <div class="field-deck"> Don't underestimate the value of a farm's intellectual property </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Up to now, family farms have not placed much value on their intellectual property, but there may be change in the next 5-10 years with the next generation of farmers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Grid Sampling Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:48:00 +0000 105371 at Corn and soybean producers find retailer who supports sustainable farming <div class="field-deck"> Retailer supports sustainable farming </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Program centers on using data to use less nitrogen which results in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and improving water quality.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Precision Ag Fertilizers Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:32:00 +0000 105351 at 6 States report on what pests producers are finding in the corn and soybean fields <div class="node-body gallery-body">Find out what producers are finding in the corn and soybean fields in SIX states.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Field Crops Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:57:00 +0000 105341 at Farmers apply science to optimize nitrogen on corn <div class="field-deck"> Producers are using science to get more out of their buck </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“First, I was surprised that Adapt-N and our Soil Scan 360 testing found so much of the 150 to 160 pounds of N applied in the spring could be lost by the summer. And then I was surprised that when we added 50 pounds of N per acre by plane in June, there was a 30 bushel per acre yield increase.” -- Brent Hall, agronomy manager, South Central Co-op, Lacona, Iowa </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Fertilizers Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:47:00 +0000 105331 at 6 Pigweed management tactics for late summer <div class="field-byline"> William S. Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> Managing pigweed can be very challenging, here are six simple options </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Managing pigweeds can be difficult. Check out these six steps to stop the weeds from spreading to your other fields. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Weeds Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 105321 at 5 Ag stories: Mite management for soybeans, corn pollination and La Nina <div class="node-body gallery-body">Find out what states have increased their corn acreage in the past few years. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Energy Crop Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:49:00 +0000 105311 at How big is the market for U.S. corn? <div class="field-byline"> Darrel Good, University of Illinois </div> <div class="field-deck"> There maybe an increase in export share this year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although the USDA expects a large corn crop harvest, the good news is that there may be room for a the U.S.A. to gain export shares this year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Brazil Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:44:00 +0000 105301 at Herbicide and cover crop challenges <div class="field-deck"> Balance weed control and cover crop strategies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"We've found you can use most herbicides with fall seeded cereal rye with very few problems, but when you get into annual ryegrass, legumes or forage radishes, you start seeing more limitations." -- Bill Curran, weed scientist, Penn State University </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals Resistant Weeds Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:27:00 +0000 105291 at Credit: Bill Curran, Penn State University Crop Progress, July 18: Good condition reported for corn and soybeans <div class="field-deck"> Soybean and corn crops are a little ahead of 2015. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Corn and soybean producers are reporting their crops are in good condition overall for the month of July.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Field Crops Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:37:00 +0000 105281 at Grain prices fall sharply after USDA releases Grain Supply and Demand report <div class="node-body blog-body">The USDA Grain Supply and Demand Report predicts good yields for the 2016 harvest in both the corn and soybean fields. This news sent prices falling and is expected to have a significant financial impact on Midwest farmers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Marketing and Promotion Focus on Ag Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:07:00 +0000 105271 at Check soybean fields for defoliating insects before damage is too great <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln </div> <div class="field-deck"> The most common pest is the first generation bean leaf beetle. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Get out and check soybean fields for defoliation in plants. July is the time, the problem can develop from several types of insects.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Leaf Disease Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:40:00 +0000 105261 at Knowing what's on your credit report may be key for your soybean and corn operations <div class="node-body blog-body">As agricultural credit tightens, corn and soybean producers with a keen financial IQ will remain successful.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Long- Term Operating Plan Road Warrior Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:58:00 +0000 105251 at