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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
It is difficult to even think about insects when many producers have not even had a chance to work the fields, let alone plant. However, two items of note to think about over the next week or two are provided in this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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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
High quality and often expensive seed can be planted at lower populations if you have the correct equipment for the task. A well maintained and calibrated drill can improve your stands, and increase yields while lowering your seed costs. Read more on calibrating your grain drill from 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
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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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Louisiana, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 20, 2014. Read more on field work and planting progress from this AgFax.com article.

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4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
It's official now: some major Corn Belt states' corn and soybean planting weather windows have officially shrunk. Purdue's Ag Econ Prof Ben Gramig compared two time frames (1980-1994 versus 1995-2010). Read more details of the comparison from this Corn & Soybean Digest article.

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