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7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Trying to decide whether or not to spray fungicide on your corn? First, you should scout for diseases which is one of the key factors when considering a fungicide application. Read more on fungicide applications from this UTcrops News blog.

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7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
One of the challenges with controlling insect pests in field crops is knowing when the damaging stage of the insect will be present in the field. Aiming to improve predictions of cumulative western bean cutworm (WBC) moth flights and efficiency of field scouting a new model for the flight of western bean cutworm was developed. Read more on the model from this Crop Watch article.

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7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Consumers who buy fresh food online are often disappointed, according to a new survey of more than 1,100 online grocery shoppers. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Several diseases have begun to develop in corn during recent weeks, including Northern Corn Leaf Blight. Fungicide applications may be necessary to slow disease progression in susceptible hybrids and should be seriously considered in fields at high risk for severe disease. Read more on fungicide applications from this Crop Watch article.

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7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
A Yield Forecasting Center (YFC) has been established at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in collaboration with agronomists and extension educators from universities throughout the Corn Belt. Read more on the forecasts from this Minnesota Crop News article.

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7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Millennial shoppers are the most susceptible to impulse purchases, according to research published by Food Marketing Institute. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
On the first of June, it looked like there would probably be a few corn fields with nitrogen problems in Missouri. Now, on the first of July, it looks like there will probably be a few corn fields that don't have nitrogen problems. Read more on losing and replacing nitrogen from this Integrated Pest & Crop Management article.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Kudzu bugs are building on a wider basis this week. Pressure was light in much of the Southeast over the last couple of years, but kudzu bugs appear to be turning up more solidly in 2015 in Georgia and South Carolina. Read more on their increases from this AgFax Southern Grain newsletter.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Recent warm, wet weather has favored development of foliar diseases in corn and other crops. Northern corn leaf blight has been confirmed in southeastern Virginia over the past week, and gray leaf spot has been observed on corn in the region. Read more on disease presence and fungicide decisions from this Virginia Ag Pest and Crop Advisory article.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
As many have asked or made note, insect numbers, other than mosquitoes and fungus gnats, seem to be lower. No surprise that the moisture extremes have had an impact on those insects depending on the soil to complete at least a portion of their life cycle. Read more on insects being seen from this Pest & Crop article.

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