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10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Soybean crop conditions have been highly variable across Minnesota, as has been the soybean disease situation. Several mid to late season soybean diseases have appeared in multiple fields, including pod and stem blight at significant levels, and sudden death syndrome, brown stem rot, and white mold. Read more on all these diseases from this Minnesota Crop News article.

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10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Iowa farmers are using cover crops for erosion control and soil nutrient and pest management in their fields. There are two aspects of cover crops that relate to the biology and management of the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Read more on these aspects from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Every year brings on a new set of challenges for harvest and grain management. Read more on the quality of the corn and soybean crop in Iowa in 2014 and how to manage that quality from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rain has been plentiful across most of northern Indiana this growing season. Soils will be wetter than usual after harvest. Fall and winter rainfall will saturate soils earlier; potentially increasing the loss of fall-applied nitrogen. Read more on fall-applied nitrogen from this Soil Fertility Update.

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9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2014 totaled 1.24 billion bushels, up 50 percent from September 1, 2013. Read more on corn as well as other grain stocks from this AgFax.com article.

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9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Environmental and management practices that contribute to lodged soybeans in 2014 are outlined in this MSU Extension article and recommendations for reducing lodging in the future can be found as well.

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9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Specific recommendations for reducing losses and improving efficiency when harvesting lodged soybeans are provided in this MSU Extension article.

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9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
The corn and soybean markets appear to be expecting the USDA's already very large U.S. production forecasts to be increased in the October 10 Crop Production report. The implication of large crops for the magnitude of year-ending stocks obviously depends on the consumption response. Read more on consumption from Darrel Good's commentary at the link below.

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9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Many producers have judged current prices to be "too low" and will choose to own some of their production beyond harvest. The purpose of this Farmdoc Daily article is not to determine if ownership should be retained, but to explore the expected cost of retaining ownership in various forms. The goal of producers will be to select the lowest cost form of ownership that is available.

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9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Corn and soybean revenues in 2013 and 2014 will be much lower than revenues from 2009 to 2012, leading to hopes that non-land costs also may decrease. Read more on these costs from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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