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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
This year's wheat crop produced a good amount of straw and many producers have chosen to cut and bale the straw to gain some extra income. It is tough to put a dollar value on crop residue and its contribution to land productivity. However, there are some important considerations that producers may want to examine before baling small grain residue. Read these considerations in this Pest & Crop Newsletter article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Plentiful rainfall late last year combined with mostly hot, dry weather since have helped growers produce vigorous crops of cotton, grain sorghum and corn and healthy yields, according to experts with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Read more on crop development from this news release.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
A lot has happened in July, and the market is now at a critical point. Read more on market happenings and pricing from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
One of the main driving factors behind the high wheat yields we had in Kansas in 2016 is that the temperatures were normal to slightly below normal during grain fill, from May to about mid-June. Read more on the wheat crop of 2016 from this full wrap-up in the Agronomy e-Update.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
This farmdoc daily article examines why revenue is more variable over the growing season for Kansas than Illinois farms. Revenue variability is a function of 3 factors: (1) variability of price, (2) variability of yield, and (3) the correlation between changes in price and yield.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Good spring rains and ample soil moisture has accelerated cotton maturity across wide areas of South Texas, especially in the Rio Grande Valley where early reports indicate "fields of intense white" are an early indication that yields may be up this year "if the weather holds." Read more on this outlook from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Corn harvest has widened in the lower South. Worm pressure in soybeans varies, both by counts and species mix. Read more on insect pressures and the corn harvest from the regional reports in this AgFax Southern Grains newsletter.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
There is a method you can estimate corn yield by thoroughly sampling random ears in a field. Read how to use this method from the Mississippi Crop Situation article at the link below.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
This summer's drought has been hard on Charlie Briolat's sugar beets. "They're not really doing much growing, they're just trying to stay alive," he said. Read more on the moderate drought conditions from this Huron Daily Tribune article.

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7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
It is the key time of the season to be scouting our post-tassel corn for pests. Watch this post tassel corn scouting video as produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension West Texas IPM Team.

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