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5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
The scene at most full-season soybean fields resemble this....... a wooly mess. A wet spring has created spraying delays that allowed weeds to grow much longer than many growers are accustomed to. This Kentucky Ag Production article offers a couple of tips to get a handle on the situation.

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5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Consider delayed planting in areas with a history of sudden death syndrome (SDS) or brown stem rot (BSR) until soils warm. Cool, wet soils are favorable for disease development. Read more on disease management from this Crop Watch article.

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5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Applying residual herbicides immediately after planting corn or soybean can provide effective weed control. Read more on why residual herbicides are important from this Crop Watch article.

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5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Soybean is a crop that can remove significant amounts of nutrients per bushel of grain harvested. Because of this, soybeans can respond to starter fertilizer applications on low-testing soils, particularly phosphorus. Read more on the value of starter fertilizers from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Deciding the right seeding rate is one of the most influential factors for increasing soybean profitability, as seed cost is one of the most expensive inputs. Read more on determining seeding rates from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
The 2015 soybean crop booking market gained just over half of the old crop market surge with a 5 cent weekend rise. Read more on soybean markets from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Planters are rolling this week as growers race to get corn in the ground. Some producers have reported starting on soybeans or grain sorghum, as they wait for wet fields to dry up enough to get back to corn. Read more on planting from this UTcrops News blog.

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4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
The University of Arkansas' MP44 adopted the HRAC system of naming herbicide families to make it easier for growers and consultants to quickly determine the modes of action of the herbicides they are using. Read more on the system from this Delta Farm Press article.

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4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Light rain showers on the weekend of April 18-19 put a temporary halt to planting operations in North Dakota, but prior to that farmers made good seeding progress, according to the report issued by USDA's National Ag Statistics Service. Read more on progress from this Tri-State Neighbour article.

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4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Soybean market prices are projected to be near the cost of production for the 2015-2016 marketing year. Because of this, soybean producers will need to increase efficiencies and reduce production costs in 2015. This article provides a list of recommendations from Michigan State University Extension for reducing soybean production costs without significantly affecting yields.

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