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....More
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.
Check this gallery of five ag stories, that can tip you off on to what is happening in your fields. Find out what pests are lurking, when it's time to spray insecticide to control soybean aphids and what might be causing an increase in plugged drainage tile.
Soybeans caught a slight bid Friday morning, but many insiders believe the market now looks poised to test major psychological and technical support in the $10-10.20 range vs. the NOV16 contract....More
Soybean traders continue to aggressively doubt the balance sheet. The bulls are saying despite the USDA forecasting a new record number of soybean acres being planted, 83.7 million, we could still be looking at ending stocks sub-200 million....More
The June USDA Acreage Report is always highly anticipated, because it becomes the first hard data after the March USDA Plantings Intentions Report to give an indication of crop production levels in a given growing season, as of June 1....More
Overall average values of crop ground and grasslands have slipped from the highs of several years ago, but are still historically strong, according to Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch real estate company.
As soybean crops enter the growing season, be sure to get into the field and scout for mid-season soybean diseases. Anne Dorrance, professor of soybean pathology, Ohio State University, recommends growers be on the lookout for frogeye leaf spot, soybean rust and brown spot....More