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Scouting time for western bean cutworm

By Amy Raudenbush, John Schoenhals, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, Amanda Bennett, JD Bethel, Bruce Clevenger, Sam Custer, Tom Dehass, Allen Gahler, Mike Gastier, Jason Hartschuh, Ed Lentz, Rory Lewandowski, Cecilia Lokai-Minnich, David Marrison, Sarah Noggle, Les Ober, Eric Richer, Garth Ruff, Jeff Stachler, Alan Sundermeier, Curtis Young, Chris Zoller, Andy …

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NCGA testifies on EPA’s RFS

This week Michigan farmer Russell Braun provided testimony on behalf of National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) during an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on the agency’s proposed biofuel targets for 2019. Braun encouraged EPA to maintain a strong, equitable Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and stressed the need to follow Congressional …

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Soybean and corn export outlook

By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics The escalating trade issues between the U.S. and many of our trading partners continue to affect the outlook in both corn and soybean markets. Drastic price declines since Memorial Day show the impact of trade uncertainty and yield …

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Frogeye leaf spot

By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. Frogeye leaf spot is a disease that can impact soybean yields across this eastern Corn Belt.. Typically, more prevalent in the southern growing regions, the disease can occur farther north as a result of weather favorable to its development. The fungus that causes Frogeye …

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Project grain fill

By John Brien, AgriGold Grain fill is a critical part of a corn plant’s life, but is often overlooked because it is kind of slow, boring and uneventful to watch. What is actually occurring soon after pollination is utterly amazing considering an acre of corn has to “build” over 11,200 …

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Assessing hay quality

By Mark Landefeld, Ohio State University Extension ANR Educator, Monroe County “You gotta make hay while the sun shines”. How many times have you heard that said throughout the years? We’ve had some sunshine this spring/summer, but making first cutting “dry” hay has really been challenging for most farmers this …

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Marestail control in double-crop soybeans

By Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension herbicide specialist A uniform wheat crop can provide effective suppression of marestail, especially when combined with some in-crop herbicides. It is nonetheless typical for marestail plants to be evident after the wheat is harvested, and these should be controlled prior to double crop soybean …

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Frogeye and fungicides for soybeans

By Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist From the scouting reports from the county educators and crop consultants, most of the soybeans in the state are very healthy with no disease symptoms. However, as the news reports have indicated, there are a few varieties in a few locations …

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