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10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Many are understandably trying to find ways to cut input costs for the 2015 crop. One area that some have targeted for potentially reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bt protection for European corn borer, corn rootworm or both will greatly reduce seed costs. Read more on this decision from this Minnesota Crop News article.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Syngenta has released a new series of Crop Talk videos showcasing growers' biggest challenges and how the company is committed to providing solutions.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
We recommend fall-applied herbicides target fall-emerging winter annual species, biennials, and perennials. We do not recommend fall application of residual herbicides for control of any spring-emerging annual weed species. Read more on the species to target from this Bulletin article.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Several research projects have focused on field dry down rates on corn. Temperature, humidity, hybrid and planting date influence the rate at which corn will dry down. But are corn dry down rates affected by maturity? Read more in this MSU Extension article for the answer.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
The changing of the color of the leaves and the advent of falling temperatures at night along with pumpkin, broccoli, potato and apple harvest signals that cooler weather is just around the corner. This Vegetable, Small Fruit, and Mushroom Production article shares some tips on winterizing irrigation systems so that your system will be ready for next spring.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Though this year's El Niño is now predicted to be a weak one, it still spells more a chance of a wet, cool winter for most of Texas rather than a dry one, according to the Texas State Climatologist. Read more on regional crop and weather details from this full report.

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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
The local Syngenta team and a Missouri corn grower teamed up to help needy families in central Missouri by donating 1,041 pounds of sweet corn to The Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri.

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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Per acre gross revenue for corn in 2014 is projected to be $808 per acre in northern Illinois, $292 lower than the 2011 through 2013 average of $1,100 per acre. Read more on corn gross revenues from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Persistent rains have delayed corn harvest across the state and are not helping with field drying. Many growers are delaying harvest until grain moisture drops further. However, leaving corn to dry in the field exposes a crop to unfavorable weather conditions, as well as wildlife damage. Read more on the impact of harvest delays from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
It is already the third week of October and most of the corn is still standing in the field. Some of the earlier-planted fields are being harvested, but at relatively high moisture levels. This is causing some concern among producers as to the potential for ear rot and mycotoxin problems. Read more on the potential for ear rots from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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