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9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The marketplace pays farmers as if they delivered soybeans at 13% moisture. That's why 13% moisture needs to be the goal - delivering soybeans below or above that goal reduces profits. So what can you do? Read the harvest tips in this Crop Watch article.

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9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
As the 2016 cropping season winds down, soybean growers have some important decisions to make for next year's cropping season - in particular, what soybean varieties they're going to plant next year. Nathan Mueller, University of Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, notes the most important thing is to do your homework. Read more on seed selection decisions from this Wallaces Farmer article.

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9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Palmer amaranth and waterhemp were once again fairly prevalent in many Kansas soybean fields this year. Many of the uncontrolled pigweeds have produced seed and will be a continuing problem in those fields in future years. Read more on the ongoing battle from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The outlook going forward into October is continued above average temperatures and above normal rainfall. While yield is determined over the full season, crop quality is often established by conditions at the very end of the growing season. Read more on the wet weather challenges for harvest from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Corn and soybean seeds possess several mechanisms that prevent sprouting before maturity. However, the two primary requirements for seed germination are temperature and moisture. Read more on these factors and sprouting from this Integrated Pest & Crop Management article.

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9/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Soybean rust has been found in southern Illinois. While this very late in the season, there are still many fields in southern Illinois that are green and producers should consider scouting for soybean rust. Read more on the finding and the disease from this Bulletin article.

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9/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Some areas have received several inches of rainfall since Sept. 1, during a time when corn and soybean water use declines significantly. This lack of water use by the plant creates saturated soil conditions susceptible to compaction this fall. High soil moisture increases soil compaction caused by field traffic and machinery. Find out how to minimize it from this Integrated Crop Management news article.

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9/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Growers may be interested in wide-row wheat production due to reductions in equipment inventory (lack of grain drill) and to allow intercropping of soybean into wheat. With funding from the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program and the Michigan Wheat Program, several wide-row wheat trials have been conducted. Read more on wide row production from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
Following the release of the USDA's September Crop Production report, market discussion immediately turned to the likely size of the final corn and soybean production estimates to be released in January. Those estimates will reflect possible changes in both yield and acreage estimates. Some historical perspective might be helpful in anticipating changes this year.

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9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
While the earliest planted and maturity soybeans are drying down and being harvested many later planted and maturity soybeans are exhibiting multiple diseases and some pre-mature defoliation may be occurring due to diseases. Read more on soybean diseases observed from this UTcrops News blog.

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