Much-needed rain was reported across the state, according to the July 17 USDA Crop Progress report. Statewide, the average temperature was 76.5 degrees, 0.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.30 inches, 0.53 inches above normal.
Ideal temperatures and adequate rain allowed crops to progress, according to the July 17 USDA Crop Progress report.
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The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced July 13 it was ending the temporary ban on the sale and use of dicamba products, with certain conditions.
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Fieldwork continued over the past week with limited rain in parts of the state, according to the July 10 USDA Crop Progress report. Precipitation averaged 0.46 inches, 0.34 inches below normal.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced July 7 it is banning the sale and use of dicamba products in Missouri effective immediately, after a second summer with numerous complaints of dicamba herbicides drifting and causing damage.
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — After a mild winter and warm start to summer, insects of all kinds seem to be doing well this year.
ALBURNETT, Iowa — Farmers, agronomists, financial agents and insurance adjusters met in a field north of Cedar Rapids June 20 to discuss the status of corn and beans after a series of severe storms crossed the area.
Hot, dry weather has kept early season disease risk low in corn and soybean fields in the central Corn Belt, but if the weather turns cool and wet, areas with disease pressure in recent years could see a resurgence of pathogens like northern corn leaf blight.
Cooler, dryer weather prevailed throughout the state last week as the wheat harvest and double crop planting continued, according to the June 26 USDA Crop Progress report.
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Cooler temperatures and clear skies helped farmers make good progress harvesting wheat last week, according to the June 26 USDA Crop Progress report.
Despite market challenges, the latest USDA trade data show exports of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have remained steady due to prices, available supply and market development efforts.
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AMES, Iowa — Crop advisers, agronomists and agribusiness professionals can learn about diagnostics and identification of common issues in corn and soybean fields at the Field Diagnostics Clinic, hosted by Iowa State University Extension July 12.
Farmers made good progress on harvesting wheat last week, according to the June 19 USDA Crop Progress report.
Farmers made good progress harvesting wheat last week, according to the June 19 USDA Crop Progress report. Temperatures averaged 78.5 degrees, 5.0 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.96 inches statewide, 1.09 inches above normal. There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the …
Editor’s note: The following was written by Robert Wright, University of Nebraska Extension entomologist, for the university’s Cropwatch website.