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9/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Bob Nielson is still hopeful that most of Indiana's 2014 corn crop will physiologically mature in September and that the bulk of the harvest will occur in its usual October timeframe. As the 2014 corn crop heads down the "home stretch" toward physiological maturity and harvest, there are a few items you may want to add to your "honey do" list. Read the list at the link below.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Indiana corn is developing ahead of the weather-damaged crop of 2009 when similarly wet conditions left much of the grain infected with fungal diseases at harvest, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen says. Read more on corn development from this Ag Answers article.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Thanks to the network of pheromone trap cooperators throughout the state, an assessment of the flight of western bean cutworm moths was made this summer. This year's numbers have been much lower, though the peak period of mid-July remained. Read more on trap catches from this Pest & Crop report.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Torrential rain fell across areas of central and eastern Nebraska this week, causing creeks and fields to flood. With more rains predicted for Sunday, how may flooding affect corn productivity? Read more on the topic from this Crop Watch article.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Plastic. It's one of those things that you forget how useful and valuable it can be. Cover freshly chopped silage with black plastic immediately after you finish filling the trench, bunker, or pile. Read more on protecting silage from this Crop Watch article.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Numerous grasshoppers are currently present in grass pastures, waterways, field borders and many soybean and corn fields throughout most areas of the state. Read more thresholds and treatment options from this Integrated Pest & Crop Management article.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant operators expressed a mixed outlook for future business in the latest survey from the National Restaurant Association. Read more on the outlook from this Packer story.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
The next incarnation of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety rule for fresh produce is expected to be made public in September, with agency officials hopeful that they will be scheduling meetings before the end of the year to gather more industry input. Read more on the new rule from this Grower article.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
The California drought still hasn't had a major effect on consumer-level fruit and vegetable prices, but economists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture say the potential remains for large and lasting effects on how much they cost. Read more on price levels from this Grower article.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Just when you thought the drought in the Southwest couldn't get much worse a joint university study predicts a "megadrought" within the next century. Read more on the prediction from this Grower article.

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