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3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Spring burndown has been challenging this year because of excessive rain and cold temperatures. As the optimum planting window for soybean approaches, careful consideration should be given to herbicide options for burndown or cleanup prior to planting. Read more on burndown scenarios from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
As Indiana frees itself from the grip of a harsh late winter, the State Climate Office says a developing weather pattern is likely to produce variable conditions this spring. Read more on the impact of the weather from this Ag Answers article.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
The WSMB sponsors free nematode testing to help producers stay ahead of the most important nematode pest of soybean, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Find out more on the testing from this Soy Report article.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Farmers are facing difficult planting choices this year, and many expect USDA's Prospective Plantings report to show an increase in soybean acres from last year's 83.7 million acres. Read more on acreage from this AgFax.com story.

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3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to high corn and soybean prices and late grain harvests. As farmers get ready to kick off the 2015 growing season this Soy Report article offers a few suggestions to help get your 2016 winter wheat crop established on time.

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3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Prices obtained, or "discovered," through active negotiations between buyers and sellers are considered to be the fairest for both parties, because they provide the highest selling price and the lowest buying price at any particular point in time. However, many producers have abandoned negotiated prices and instead rely on other people's transactions to determine the price for a purchase or sale. Read more on this approach from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
New soybean oil research by scientists at the University of California Riverside suggest genetically modified varieties have more health benefits than conventional. Read more on these findings from this Brownfield AgNews story.

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3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Stressed margins continue to roil farmer planting decisions this spring, forcing major shifts in crop choices for 2015, according to Farm Futures' latest survey of growers. In addition to planting less corn and more soybeans, producers are searching for other crops to grow as they try to pencil out a profit. Read more on acreage from this Farm Futures' article.

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3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
In April 2014 Emerson Nafziger wrote on the topic on N fertilizer on soybeans, reporting that their research at the University of Illinois has rarely shown a benefit in yield to applying N fertilizer during the middle part of the season. But it seems that some people, perhaps reacting to testimonials of high yields after using N fertilizer in the high-yield conditions of 2014 remain convinced that adding N fertilizer "makes high yields higher." Read more on the role of nitrogen on soybeans from this Bulletin article.

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3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Along with the continuing emphasis on getting soybean planted early - in late April to early May - comes the question of soybean maturity rating, and whether early planting benefits fuller- or shorter-season varieties the most. Read more on soybean planting dates and maturity ratings from this Bulletin article.

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