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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Continue to sample for cabbage looper, diamondback larvae, beet and fall armyworms and Harlequin bug. Although the pyrethroids will provide control of Harlequin bugs they are not effective on beet armyworm or diamondback. Be sure to scout and select controls options based on the complex of insects present in the field.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
The first silk sprays will be needed as soon as ear shanks are visible. Be sure to check both blacklight and pheromone trap catches since the spray schedules can quickly change. Trap catches are generally updated on Tuesday and Friday mornings on our website and the Crop Pest Hotline (302-831-8851). Information on scouting sweet corn and how to use the trap catch information can be found at the links in this Weekly Crop Update article.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Late blight has been reported in Benton County, MN, in commercial potatoes and been moving into additional fields in this area as a result of rains, high dew points, and cool weather. Growers in central MN should be scouting fields, applying fungicides to reduce tuber infection and killing fields to prevent further movement.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Several products can produce a phytotoxic response on soybean plants following a fungicide application. Read more on the symptoms from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
This Field Crop News article offers some management guidelines for soybean aphid and grasshoppers.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
The purpose of this Farmdoc Daily article is to examine trends in the accuracy of USDA corn yield forecasts in recent years in order to provide an additional perspective on the debate about the U.S. corn yield in 2014.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
To attain profitable wheat yields, it is important to achieve uniform wheat stands that can adequately develop before winter dormancy. Read tips on ensuring a profitable wheat crop from this MSU Extension article.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Growers need to do a maturity profile on every field as local environmental conditions can change the rate of maturity of peanuts. Not every field will be 141 days old at optimum maturity this year. Read more on assessing peanut maturity from this AgFax.com article.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
A Finland study confirms what may seem like common sense: Noroviruses are easily transferred to ready-to-eat foods via foodservice workers' handling. Read more on the study and its results from this Packer story.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Using funding from two grants received this year, University of Texas at Tyler is working to stop the spread of zebra chip. Funded by the Zebra Chip Specialty Crop Research Initiative, biology professor Dr. Blake Bextine is working on a management plan to save the potatoes. Read more on the disease from this Potato Grower article.

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