Soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Less time for planting http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/less-time-planting <div class="field-deck"> Compared to 35 years ago, there are fewer hours to plant crops. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It’s official now: some major Corn Belt states’ corn and soybean planting weather windows have officially shrunk. Purdue Professor Ben Gramig found that Illinois and Iowa have on average 11-12% fewer hours per week to plant, when comparing 1980-1994 to 1995-2010.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/less-time-planting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/less-time-planting#comments Corn Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:49:00 +0000 90331 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Another late spring on the horizon http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/another-late-spring-horizon <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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.</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/another-late-spring-horizon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/another-late-spring-horizon#comments Corn Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Focus on Ag Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:56:00 +0000 90241 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Is a perfect storm brewing for old-crop soybeans? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/perfect-storm-brewing-old-crop-soybeans <div class="node-body blog-body">Will Tight stocks, Exports, Weather Push Beans to New Highs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/perfect-storm-brewing-old-crop-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/perfect-storm-brewing-old-crop-soybeans#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:29:00 +0000 90231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New weed identification mobile app available http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/new-weed-identification-mobile-app-available <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>There's a new weed identification mobile app available for download. The Ag Weed ID app offers an image library, as well as control measures for about 75 of the most common weeds in a variety of crops, including corn and soybeans.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/new-weed-identification-mobile-app-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/new-weed-identification-mobile-app-available#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans Weeds Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:58:00 +0000 90191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Find your corn, soybean profit numbers http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/find-your-corn-soybean-profit-numbers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>You know these tight margins are playing havoc with crop budgets and potential profits. The University of Wisconsin has a tool to run various scenarios and calculate your profitability for the coming year. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/bottom-line">Bottom Line</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/find-your-corn-soybean-profit-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/find-your-corn-soybean-profit-numbers#comments Corn Soybeans Prices Bottom Line Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:34:00 +0000 90141 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 3 tips for managing Palmer amaranth http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/3-tips-managing-palmer-amaranth <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To manage Palmer amaranth weeds, growers must prevent the spread of the seed, or the weed; use multiple herbicide applications to control; and have a zero threshold of plants after control measures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/3-tips-managing-palmer-amaranth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/3-tips-managing-palmer-amaranth#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans Resistant Weeds Weeds Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:15:00 +0000 90121 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: University of Illinois Will funds continue to push soybeans higher? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-funds-continue-push-soybeans-higher <div class="node-body blog-body">I might be the odd man out on this, but I actually believe one saving grace might be the fact U.S. soybean acres move lower NOT higher. I just think with the rally in corn prices, many of the guys that were going to make the switch to more beans are going to go ahead and roll the corn again. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-funds-continue-push-soybeans-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-funds-continue-push-soybeans-higher#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:14:00 +0000 90111 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com March 31 USDA reports recap http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/march-31-usda-reports-recap <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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. </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/march-31-usda-reports-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/march-31-usda-reports-recap#comments Corn Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Focus on Ag Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:23:00 +0000 90101 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com March 2014 Prospective Plantings Report: Corn planted acres down 4%; soybean acres up 6% http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/march-2014-prospective-plantings-report-corn-planted-acres-down-4-soybean-acres-6 <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the March 2014 Prospective Plantings Report, USDA estimates corn planted area at 91.7 million acres, down 4% from last year and 6% from 2012. Soybean planted area for 2014 is estimated at a record high 81.5 million acres, up 6% from last year, according to the report. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/march-2014-prospective-plantings-report-corn-planted-acres-down-4-soybean-acres-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/march-2014-prospective-plantings-report-corn-planted-acres-down-4-soybean-acres-6#comments Corn Soybeans USDA Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:39:00 +0000 90061 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Soybean diseases to monitor in 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/soybean-diseases-monitor-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Resistant Cercospora, soybean rust impact and a new soybean fungicide were topics at a recent meeting of soybean disease workers. Researchers will continue monitor the diseases and their spread, as well as host plants.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/soybean-diseases-monitor-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/soybean-diseases-monitor-2014#comments Soybeans soybean production Conditions and Diseases Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:44:00 +0000 90051 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com