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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.
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URBANA, Ill. — When Patrick Tranel was hired as the first molecular weed scientist at the University of Illinois 20 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined how relevant his work would be to herbicide resistant weeds these days.
Warm weather and limited rain assisted farmers in the early wheat harvest, according to the June 12 USDA Crop Progress report.
Dry weather allowed fieldwork to progress last week, according to the June 12 USDA Crop Progress report.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economists, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.
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The corn crop in the 18 major corn-growing states is rated 8 percent excellent, 57 percent good, 28 percent fair, six percent poor and 1 percent very poor, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Crop Progress and Condition Report released May 30.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, for the university’s Cropwatch website.
Blake Hurst is a third-generation Atchison County farmer in northwest Missouri. He also serves as the president of Missouri Farm Bureau. Hurst recently answered questions about soil and water conservation and its importance for farmers.
Mark Mueller grows corn, soybeans and alfalfa for a nearby dairy on his family’s large row crop operation east of Waverly in Bremer County. Mueller is a strong proponent of cover crops and is participating in a 10-year study on long-term effects of cover crops with the Soil Health Partnership.