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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
With the start of the new marketing year only a week away, the process of monitoring corn consumption and corn consumption prospects in the three major categories of feed, ethanol, and exports is underway. Not much is yet known about consumption prospects, but in this Farmdoc Daily article Darrel Good starts what will be an ongoing process of updating those expectations.

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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Late planted crops and cooler than normal temperatures may result in a later end to the irrigation season. We expect to see some fields irrigated well into late September this year. Read more on the late irrigation from this MSU Extension article.

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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Expected corn yields are high for many areas of the corn-belt. In central Illinois, for example, corn yields may average 220 bushels per acre on many farms. However, a 220 bushel yield will not result in positive returns for corn, given current expected 2014 crop prices and given that farmland is rented near the average cash rent. Read more on yields and returns from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Looking at current Ohio field research and the literature available on the topic of minimizing losses of phosphorus at the edge of the field the recommendations in this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article offers a starting point to maximizing productivity while minimizing environmental impacts on water quality.

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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
A soil analysis will tell whether a field needs lime to raise the soil pH. The lime rate per acre will be determined from the buffer pH or lime test index of the soil analysis. Lime recommendations are generally given as tons per acre. Read more on liming recommendations from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Proper harvest timing of silage corn is critical because it ensures the proper dry matter content required for high quality preservation, which in turn results in good animal performance and lower feed costs. Read more on silage harvest timing from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
In general, farmers should avoid planting grass cover crops before corn due to a high carbon to nitrogen ratio unless they are willing to apply a large amount of N fertilizer or have manure to help decompose the cover crop biomass. Read more on cover crops after corn silage from this C.O.R.N . Newsletter article.

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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Soybean aphid populations are increasing in some fields that were previously treated with foliar insecticides for soybean aphid. Soybean fields should continue to be scouted until the R6.5 growth stage, even if they were previously treated. Read more on the flares from this Minnesota Crop News article.

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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
An update on corn rootworm and soybean aphid populations, as well information on when and if to spray for soybean aphids this late in the season is provided in this MSU Extension article.

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8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Certainly this is the time to be checking your soybeans for the presence of stink bugs. Doug Johnson has not noticed economically important problems in the beans he sampled, but stink bugs are certainly common and the light traps have been capturing very large numbers compared to previous years. Read more on the stink bugs being found from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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