Soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en August 2014 features http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/august-2014-features <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The August issue of <em>Corn+Soybean Digest</em> features many great stories, including cover crops, high-moisture harvesting, waterway reform, strip-till decisions, market tips and data decisions. Read these tips and ideas to help you with agronomic, marketing and data decisions on your farm.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/august-2014-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/august-2014-features#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans Tillage Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:52:00 +0000 92821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 6 things to know about white mold http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/6-things-know-about-white-mold <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>White mold is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and is favored by cool, damp conditions. From the edge of the field, the soybeans have a gray-green appearance. Here are some things to keep in mind when white mold has infested your soybean fields. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/6-things-know-about-white-mold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/6-things-know-about-white-mold#comments Soybeans Sclerotina Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:21:00 +0000 92801 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>White mold of soybean, also called Sclerotinia stem rot, begins to show on the lower stem in August. However, infection occurs earlier in the season during flowering.</p> Photo: Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bugwood.org Crop report recap http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-report-recap <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA Crop Report issued on August 12 estimated the 2014 total U.S. corn production to be just over 14.0 billion bushels, which would be new corn production record. This would be a slight increase from the 2013 production level of 13.9 billion bushels, and compares to 10.8 billion bushels in 2012.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-report-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-report-recap#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans corn production soybean production Focus on Ag Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:37:00 +0000 92791 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 6 ways to seed cover crops http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/6-ways-seed-cover-crops <div class="field-deck"> Overseeding extends window for fall growth </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Midwest farmers are deploying many techniques for planting cover crops: broadcasting with fertilizer spreaders, flying on the cover crop and modifying high-clearance sprayers. Others are pairing cover crop seeding with another field operation, such as vertical tillage, manure application or even combining. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/6-ways-seed-cover-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/6-ways-seed-cover-crops#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans cover crops Gold Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:57:00 +0000 92771 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Indiana farmer Cameron Mills rigged his highboy sprayer to test early seeding of cover crops in 90-foot strips to determine yield and soil benefits. He also changed herbicide use in these strips so his cover crops of annual ryegrass, crimson clover and hairy vetch would flourish.</p> Photo: Cameron Mills Watch for brown stem rot in soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/watch-brown-stem-rot-soybeans <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University and Iowa Soybean Association </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Soybean diseases are starting to show up in Iowa fields this growing season. In an On-Farm Network trial in north central Iowa, brown stem rot (BSR) was recently found. This disease is caused by the fungus Phialophora gregata, and infection can result in yield loss for Iowa farmers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/watch-brown-stem-rot-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/watch-brown-stem-rot-soybeans#comments Soybeans Stalk Rot Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:56:00 +0000 92751 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New-crop soybean markets still slumping http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-crop-soybean-markets-still-slumping <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It sounds like a broken record, but soybean futures continue their downward slope. Good weather and projections for a big crop that will swell supply numbers are more than bearish on prices, notes Dan O’Brien, Kansas State University Extension ag economist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-crop-soybean-markets-still-slumping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-crop-soybean-markets-still-slumping#comments Marketing Soybeans Strategy Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:49:00 +0000 92741 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn production, stocks up slightly; soybean production up 16%, stocks unchanged http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-production-stocks-slightly-soybean-production-16-stocks-unchanged <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>USDA released the August Crop Production and WASDE reports, predicting an increase in both corn and soybean production, and a decrease in prices. Ending stocks are increased for corn and are flat for soybeans.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-production-stocks-slightly-soybean-production-16-stocks-unchanged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-production-stocks-slightly-soybean-production-16-stocks-unchanged#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Prices Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:41:00 +0000 92651 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Aug. 8, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-8-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This installment of 5 Ag stories to read reminds growers to scout corn and soybean fields for stink bugs, and also talks about the impact cooler weather has on corn yield. Read about Russia's recent ban on food imports from Europe and the U.S., and how that's impacting markets. There's also a progress update on the implementation of new farm programs in the 2014 Farm Bill. Finally, enjoy a little trombone serenade by one farmer...to his cattle!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-8-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-8-2014#comments Corn Issues Soybeans corn production soybean production Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:36:00 +0000 92601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2014 Farm Bill program implementation progress http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-program-implementation-progress <div class="field-byline"> 2014 Farm Bill program implementation progress </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced continued progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law nearly six months ago on Feb. 7, 2014. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps grow America&rsquo;s economy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-program-implementation-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-program-implementation-progress#comments Conservation Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:39:00 +0000 92581 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Data decisions: Use technology to verify company data http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-decisions-use-technology-verify-company-data <div class="field-deck"> Trust... but verify </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As companies line up to offer you solutions based on their proprietary algorithms that you adopt the same position as President Reagan did in negotiating arms treaties with the Former Soviet Union – “trust, but verify”. If a company tells you that their proprietary algorithm says you need 50 lbs. of additional N, use your technology to verify.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-decisions-use-technology-verify-company-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-decisions-use-technology-verify-company-data#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Gold Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:48:00 +0000 92551 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com