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8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
As the growing season wraps up, producers have an opportunity to further improve their water use efficiency by properly timing their final irrigation application. Read more on the timing of the final irrigation from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Variety selection is key to managing all of the late season diseases. Begin to scout your fields, and look for the diseases covered in this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
With harvest approaching, questions on whether crop insurance will make payments this year are beginning to arise, particularly for corn where the prospects are for the harvest price to be below the projected price. In this farmdoc daily article, Gary Schnitkey evaluates whether crop insurance will make payments for Midwest farms purchasing Revenue Protection (RP).

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8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
As we get into the R5-R6 growth stage of soybean, now is the time to look out for pod and seed feeding insects, especially bean leaf beetles, grasshoppers, and stink bugs. Read more on their damage from this C.O.R..N. Newsletter article.

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8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
The welcome rains have refreshed our crops but made the soil moist just prior to corn silage harvest. The soil compaction threat therefore has increased significantly. Read more on soil compaction from this Field Crop News article.

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8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Many producers would like to estimate the yield potential of their soybeans well before reaching the end of the season. Read more on estimating yield potential from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
The current USDA projections indicate that U.S. corn and soybean supplies will be record large for the 2016-17 marketing year that begins on September 1. Read more on supplies from this farmdoc daily article.

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8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
High levels of corn and soybean production in 2017 have led to low projections of commodity prices and returns for 2017. Had more normal yields occurred, the 2017 return outlook could have been different. A $.50 increase in corn and soybean prices results in near financial stability on many farms.

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8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Palmer amaranth was first detected in Iowa in 2013 in Harrison County, and until recently the invasive weed had been found in four additional counties. About a month ago, two landowners (both professional agronomists) detected Palmer amaranth in fields planted in spring 2016 with native seed mixes for conservation purposes. Read more on the weed and what is known about it from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Once again, statewide surveys of insects in corn and soybean fields were conducted during the summer of 2016. A total of 33 counties were surveyed this year. Read more on insect densities in 2016 from this bulletin article.

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