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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Several times a year, Tom Dorn gets a phone call from someone wanting to know how to measure the bushels of grain in a round grain bin. There are two ways to calculate the number of bushels in a bin. Read about the two different ways in this Crop Watch article.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Goss's wilt of corn has been confirmed in several fields in northeast Indiana in 2015, making these the most eastern confirmations of the disease in the state to date. The disease has also been detected in northwest Indiana this year. Read more on the disease and its distribution from this Pest & Crop article.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Wheat has been harvested and sugarbeet farmers are participating in the preharvest campaign. And corn and soybean harvest will be right around the corner. Before you lose the opportunity, Tom Peters suggests walking your fields to observe weed escapes.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Issues with purple coloration of corn plants sometimes occur about mid-August or later. Read more on what's behind the phenomenon from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Weather conditions were favorable for several different ear rots of corn in Indiana this year. Currently, Diplodia ear rot has been found most frequently in the state, and as we prepare for harvest, it is important to identify fields that may have ear rots to ensure timely harvest and proper storage of moldy grain.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
With some of last year's grain crop still in storage and a bumper crop expected this year, the demand for grain storage is high. Read about the pros and cons of storing grain in alternative storage facilities from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
This year's record rainfall across parts of the Midwest could make it more difficult for grain producers to determine a late-season irrigation strategy, a Purdue and Michigan State Extension irrigation specialist says. Read more on the strategy from this Ag Answers article.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Field bindweed is a deep-rooted perennial weed that severely reduces crop yields and land value. Read more on the best control options from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
This farmdoc daily article examines the variation across counties in ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage -County program) payments per program base acre, using estimated corn and soybean payments for the 2014 crop year as an illustration.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
A study led by Indiana State Climatologist Dev Niyogi of Purdue University has determined that existing crop models can reliably forecast corn yields during times of climate variability, specifically the El Niño and La Niña systems that influence temperature and precipitation in certain growing seasons. Read more on the forecasts from this Ag Answers article.

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