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  • Apr 29, 2014
    blog

    Slow start to spring fieldwork 1

    Very cool temperatures have existed across the region during most of the month of April, resulting in cold soil temperatures and soil conditions, which have not been conducive to the initiation of corn planting in Minnesota and northern Iowa. In addition, heavy rainfall in late April across large areas of the Upper Midwest has added to the planting delays in most of the region....More
  • Apr 8, 2014
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    Another late spring on the horizon

    It appears that 2014 will likely be similar to 2013, with a later-than-normal initiation of spring fieldwork in many areas of the Upper Midwest. This year, we are not likely to see much full-scale field work in much of southern Minnesota until after April 20, and it will probably be late April or early May before a significant amount of corn is planted. Soil temperatures are still well below minimal acceptable levels for planting corn....More
  • Apr 1, 2014
    blog

    March 31 USDA reports recap 1

    On March 31, USDA released the Prospective Plantings Report and quarterly Grain Stocks Report. These were very highly anticipated USDA Reports, due to the uncertainty in corn prices and soybean prices in recent months, as well as with the potential for large increases in USDA estimated grain stocks in the coming year....More
  • Mar 4, 2014
    video

    Gavilon Grain markets Duracade corn 2

    Gavilon Grain LLC has partnered with Syngenta to market the new rootworm-resistant Duracade corn. While growers of the new corn are free to find their own markets, if they can't, Gavilon will step in to find a buyer and set up a grain contract, offering growers a local market price for the corn....More
  • Mar 4, 2014
    video

    Duracade corn: Growing and marketing basics 2

    Chuck Lee, Syngenta, talks about the new rootworm-resistant Duracade corn. With a limited launch in 2014, the company expects to have about 250,000 acres of the new-traited corn planted under the NK and Golden Harvest brands....More
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