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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Soil temperatures from around the state are highly variable still on the cool side. Cool, wet soils promote the growth of one of the major seed and seedling pathogens of corn and soybean, Pythium. Read more on soil temperatures and Pythium from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
As prospects for a timely start to spring planting diminish, growers need to reassess their planting strategies and consider adjustments. Since delayed planting reduces the yield potential of corn, the foremost attention should be given to management practices that will expedite crop establishment. This C.O.R.N. Newsletter article offers some suggestions and guidelines to consider in dealing with a late planting season.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Beekeepers in Ohio suffered substantial losses of colonies over the exceptionally long and cold winter of 2013-2014. However, the spring build-up of honey bee colonies can be directly threatened by corn planting. Read more on being mindful of bees from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
With potentially just weeks to go before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could announce a final decision on the renewable fuel standard, U.S. ethanol and agriculture interests launched a television and digital advertising campaign to counter months of national advertising by the U.S. oil industry attacking ethanol. Find out more on the campaign from this AgFax.com story.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Achieving consistently high yields in corn and soybean production requires uniform crop emergence and plant spacing. Del Voight discusses planting tips and the effects of spacing deviations on final yield in this Field Crop News story.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Air temperatures and soil temperatures are linked but as you would expect, soils warm up much more slowly than the air and show little variation over time while air temperatures can easily vary by 30 degrees or more in a single day. Read more on measuring soil temperatures from this iGrow article.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
A wet spring that has delayed fieldwork in Indiana has created conditions ideal for slugs to thrive, a Purdue Extension entomologist says. Read more on the conditions from this AgAnswers article.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Despite the wet conditions that have affected many Ohio corn fields so far this season, growers who haven't started planting shouldn't be concerned yet, says an agronomist with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Read more from this Ag Answers article.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Farmers who have grain from last growing season still in storage this spring need to closely monitor its condition - especially if corn was stored at moisture contents higher than 15 percent, a Purdue Extension agricultural engineer says.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
In recent years, there have been shifts in corn and soybean acres in Illinois. Prospective plantings released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture do not suggest large shifts in acres for 2014. Of course, actual planting could vary from prospective plantings. Read more on historical acres versus projected plantings for 2014 from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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