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7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Planting winter wheat is probably not a priority right now. However, for those that had prevented plant acres that are considering establishing a residue crop, now is the time to act. Read more on planting winter wheat from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate decreased levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2015 season. Read more on what these levels mean from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Several field reports of low numbers of wheat stem sawfly adults flying in wheat have been received from NC (Ward-Mountrail Counties between Max and Parshall), NW (McKenzie County) and SW (Sioux County) areas of North Dakota. It is important to note its presence and numbers; however, insecticide will NOT control wheat stem sawfly. Read more on these populations from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
FThe 2015 growing season has been fairly challenging for managing winter wheat diseases. Many fields we have observed have some level of disease. Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) is the primary disease observed in all locations. Yields should be assessed now for damage by FHB to understand how much DON might be expected in grain at harvest. Read more on the significance of FHB from this Wisconsin Crop Manager article.

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7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
The quest for GE wheat was dealt another setback this month, when UK scientists revealed that an aphid-repellant wheat variety didn't hold up under field conditions. Read more on the research failure from this AgFax.com article.

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6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
On Wednesday, July 1, farmers can get an up-to-date analysis of the acreage numbers by logging on at 2 p.m. for a Webinar - Analysis of USDA's Acreage and Stocks Reports - which will be hosted by the University of Arkansas Extension Service.

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6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Corn planted area for all purposes in 2015 is estimated at 88.9 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. Soybean acreage is forecast up 2 percent, while all wheat acreage is down 1 percent with cotton acreage down 18 percent. Read more details from the full report at the link below.

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6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Grain stocks were all up in the June 30 report with corn stocks up 15 percent from June 2014. Soybean stocks were up significantly at 54 percent and all wheat stocks were up 28 percent. Read more on stocks from the full report at the link below.

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6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Wheat harvest will likely be late again this year. Late harvest coupled with excessive rainfall mean more time for late-season mold growth, mycotoxin accumulation, test weight reduction, and sprouting, all of which collectively could result in poor overall grain quality. Read more on these concerns from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Persistent rainfall for the past few months has reversed the drought trend that had hung on for more than four years in some parts of the southwest. Read more on the improvement from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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