Weather, Cold Soil Holding Back Planting in Minnesota, Iowa Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

Overall, sub-soil moisture remains extremely short in most portions of the region, which could be a concern if dry weather persists later in the 2013 growing season. At many locations in southern...

7 Factors Affecting Herbicide Injury to Corn Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

During the past week, the number of observations and inquiries related to corn injury from herbicides increased, says University of Illinois Associate Professor of Weed Science Aaron Hager....

Prevented Planting Tips and Facts for Corn, Soybeans Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

Spring rains and flooded fields have delayed or prevented planting for many farmers in Minnesota. If farmers have multi-peril crop insurance and have not been able to plant by their crop's final...

Soybean Seedling Diseases Cause 37-Million-Bushel Yield Decrease Each Year Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

Chilvers’ lab, together with university collaborators from 12 major producing states, is examining soybean seedling diseases to identify the range of soybean pathogens. Testing in the laboratory...

Frost and Freezing Temperature Effects on Soybeans Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

In most crop species, a hard killing frost after physiological maturity has little effect on yields. Physiological maturity is defined as the point at which maximum dry matter accumulation has...

2012 Soybean Seed Selection Strategies Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

For multi-year corn and soybean yield champ, Kip Cullers, Purdy, MO, the 2011 growing season ranks among the worst he’s experienced, particularly for corn. “Around here, it was as bad or worse as...

Transgenic Corn Saves Farmers Big Money Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

The major benefit of planting Bt corn is reduced yield losses, and Bt acres received this benefit after the growers paid Bt corn technology fees. But as a result of area-wide pest suppression, non...

How Will Late Planting and Saturated Soils Affect Corn Diseases and Pests? Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

“Soggy soils certainly are favorable for important seed rots and seedling diseases of corn, especially Pythium diseases, which are very common in our soils,” says Paul Vincelli, University of...

14 Ways to Protect Bees when Planting Corn, Soybeans this Spring Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

First, know where beehives are located and remember that bees can forage up to 3 miles from their hive. Communication among growers, seeders and beekeepers on the timing of planting and the...

Fighting Phytophthora Commented on: 38 weeks ago (March 23, 2014)

As resistance-defeating pathotypes become more prevalent, management of Phytophthora root and stem rots will rely increasingly on the combination of resistance, tolerance, drainage and seed...

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