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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
With corn pollination underway, and in some cases near completion, many agronomists and farmers are now beginning to think about what corn yields will be. And because of that, some are even making corn yield predictions. Read more on making these predictions from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Estimation of potential corn yields can help to understand the maximum yield attainable if management is optimal and in absence of unmanageable adversities, such as hail or flooding. Read more on these estimates from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Yield forecasts for 25 locations across the Corn Belt indicate above-average yield potential for irrigated corn and well-managed dryland corn in fields unaffected by hail or flooding. Read more details of the forecasts from this Crop Watch article by clicking on the article of the same title at the link below.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Research capacity in Alberta's potato industry will be significantly enhanced due to a $1 million investment in the University of Lethbridge by a consortium of association and industry partners. The U of L will receive the funds over five years from the Potato Growers of Alberta, McCain Foods, ConAgra Lamb Weston and Cavendish Farms to establish a chair in potato science. "Growers and processors identified a need to expand research in this critical field," says Terence Hochstein, the PGA's executive director. "There are only a handful of researchers dedicated to the discipline throughout Western Canada, and we expect this new chair will greatly enhance and complement the current capacity that exists." The university will immediately begin its search for a scientist with demonstrated experience in the potato industry. As well, the U of L will be seeking a researcher who is able to collaborate with producers and industry partners.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
A decline in overall potato consumption has Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeders working on "designer" spuds that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation. Dr. Creighton Miller, AgriLife Research potato breeder from College Station, recently conducted the Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program field day at the farm of cooperator Bruce Barrett south of Springlake. "So what we are doing now is developing unique varieties that have a tendency to appeal to the younger set with high income who are willing to try something different," he said. "This has contributed to an increase in consumption of these types over the russets, which are still the standard."

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Either theme-shaped as Easter bunnies, fish, football boots, or home-style snit, sticks, wedges, wave cuts, potatoes are increasingly getting "dressed up" for various occasions and the trend is here to stay. John Kadinger, market manager with Key Technology, gave us insights what entails to achieve special cuts. Although lines that produce straight, "regular" cuts are not very different from those delivering exotic cuts, a certain degree of equipment customization is required.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Much of Indiana has experienced mild and humid weather over the past few weeks, which has influenced disease development. Read more on disease prevalence from this Pest & Crop article.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Northern corn leaf blight has developed rapidly across Indiana. The high humidity and heavy dews have contributed to disease development, and in some fields the disease is at concerning levels. This Pest & Crop video discusses diagnosis and management of this fungal disease.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
This year there are reports of outbreaks of common bunt of wheat, also known as stinking smut, in a wide area from western Nebraska into eastern Colorado. This Crop Watch article summarizes information about common bunt and its management.

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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Southern rust, which is widespread in the south, is windborne. Scouting is recommended, particularly in late planted corn fields in southern Nebraska counties. Read more on the disease from this Crop Watch article.

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