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7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Actual cropland returns in 2013 and projected returns in 2014 and 2015 are considerably below returns from 2010 through 2012. In many cases, projected 2015 returns will be lower than current cash rents, likely require renegotiating for lower cash rents. Read more on these renegotiations from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
The "walls" of dark green corn as the crop begins its push to fill grain and make yield is always an inspiring sight, and the 2014 crop is the best Emerson Nafziger has seen at this stage of development. Read more on the makings of a good crop from this Bulletin article.

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7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
From a field crop entomology perspective, this summer remains exceptionally quiet across most areas of Illinois. Japanese beetle and soybean aphid densities have remained very low, seemingly near absent in many fields. Read more on the quiet insect season from this Bulletin article.

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7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
A journal article published recently (July 2014) confirms that rotation resistant and rotation susceptible western corn rootworms are affected by Bt root tissue in a similar fashion. Read more on these findings from this Bulletin article.

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7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Heavy rains in the past few weeks were conducive for bacterial disease development in corn and soybean. A few cases of Goss's wilt and holcus spot have been found in the north central part of the state. Read more on disease activity from this iGrow article.

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7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Overall, growing degree days (GDD) in the corn/soybean regions have been near average or just slightly below average, despite the apparent cooler than average weather. Read more on the cooler weather and its impact on crops from this iGrow article.

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7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
As expected, we are now between generations of corn earworms. Now is a good time to save some time and money by avoiding sprays in sweet corn that is silking. Read more on these other pests of sweet corn from this Vegetable Crops Hotline article.

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7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Remember to make a full-tassel application to control ECB larvae as they leave the tassel and travel down the stalk to re-enter the plant near the ear shank. This last application is often critical to controlling ear infestations from ECB. Read more on corn borer and corn earworm populations from this Plant & Pest Advisory article.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
The University of Idaho states that summer CEW moths will begin laying eggs in fresh corn silk at approximately 1300 growing degree days (GDD). Egg hatch and larvae attack will begin about 73 GDD later. According to the Oregon State University GDD model for Corn Earworm, we are currently at 1219 GDD in the Caldwell area and 1327 in the Parma area. Read more on corn earworm control from this alert at the link below.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
A repeat performance of 2013 has not been expected this year, but so far crop conditions are keeping pace. And the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service information denoted an increase in planted acres of corn and soybeans. Read more on the possibility of another record year from this Kentucky Forward article.

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