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Keep An Eye On Winter Wheat

With the absolutely stunning warm temperatures here in November come some interesting issues from the agronomy side. One of these was just relayed to me by an agronomist at our Chamberlain location. Winter wheat, but also winter wheat pests are still actively growing out in the fields and may
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn Conditions: The Total US Corn Conditions remain at a 74% Good/Excellent rating this week, up from last year’s 69% rating at this time. Looking across the board: ND,TX,
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: This week’s Total US Corn Conditions are down 2% to a 74% Good/Excellent rating. PA, MO, NE, and CO are all down a percent. SD is down 3% while MI and IL are both -4%. OH
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn Conditions: The Total US Corn Conditions once again remain at a 76% Good/Excellent rating. Looks like there are not as many red numbers this week compared to last week. States
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: Although there is a lot of negative numbers across the board, the Total US Corn Good/Excellent ratio still remains at 76%. PA changed the most at down 9% from 71% last week to
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: Looking at the corn conditions, they remain at a 76% Good/Excellent rating. Ranging from down 6% in OH to up 4% in IL. SD is down another 4% to 63% G/E along with PA and TX
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: Total US Corn Conditions improved by a percent to 76% G/E rating. With help from MO and IL both up 4%, they are the biggest movers of this week. SD, KY, and NC are down 1% as well as TN and PA at -2% and TX down the most with a -3% move to a 68% G/E rating on the week. Over all, Corn
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: Looking at the Corn Conditions from this week to last week in North and South Dakota, they are down 5% and 1% respectively. Although Kansas and Illinois are also down 4 points
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Stripe Rust in Wheat

As we approach time for a herbice application also make sure to monitor for rust. This is a picture I took today of stripe rust in a winter wheat field in Hand County. Seeing rust this early in the season makes a fungicide application a must. Strobilurin fungicides are very effective. Yield
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Current Economics of Corn and Beans post-USDA Planting Intentions/Grain stocks

The USDA released its quarterly grain stocks as of March 1st along with its annual planting intentions report on Thursday. The report brought along with it a few surprises, mainly on the planting intentions side. Corn was estimated at 93.6 mln acres, which was 3.6 mln acres higher than the
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Early Season Diseases

Spring has certainly looked like it has sprung! As we continue to warm up, new growth on winter wheat and spring wheat planting are not far away! I have been reading the cereal rust reports published by USDA, and it really sounds like there is a high potential for rust infections this
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January Crop Report Implications

One major component that the market uses to help discover price is USDA estimates or what many refer to as crop reports. USDA estimates many things in the ag sector and releases this data weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually. The reason I bring this up is because as of this writing USDA has
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Wheat Scab Fungicides

To Spray or Not:
This is a no-brainer- ABSUOLUTELY SPRAY! We are relatively wet and humid, and with the warm weather upcoming, a scab fungicide is absolutely needed and will ACROSS THE BOARD pay for itself- both in yield, Fusarium damaged kernels and in vomitoxin
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Snow and Emerging Crops

Wow! What a crazy weekend of weather- great rainfall, but did it really have to snow? And also do keep the folks in the Delmont area in our thoughts.

To the business for the day, I have had several calls and notes today concerned with the effects of snow on emerged wheat and other
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Wheat Stubble Management

With small grain harvest rolling along and getting completed make plans to manage your wheat stubble.
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Harvest Aid Herbicide Applications In Wheat

I have received several questions recently about pre harvest burn down in wheat. I hear kochia is the main weed issue, but others are scattered throughout. There are a few herbicides registered for burn down in wheat, namely Aim, Ally, various glyphosate herbicides, various 2,4-D amine and
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Stripe Rust on Wheat

Although there have not been widespread reports of stripe rust on wheat immediately to our south, the weather pattern last week raised my level of suspicion a little.  The low pressure system sitting still and churning southerly winds all the way from Texas and Oklahoma up to us, then
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Controlling Kochia

With many areas having confirmed glyphosate resistant kochia, all fields need to be managed as if kochia is glyphosate resistant. The key for kochia control is timing. Be early with applications and don't allow kochia to grow. As you can see in the attached picture, kochia is just starting
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Seed Treatments

It’s official; this spring is nowhere near the spring of 2012. With many parts of the territory still sitting in snow and cold, it’s time to start planning for a cool, wet planting season. When we hear the term “cool, wet planting season”, the first thing to pop into
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Winter Wheat Supply

Do you have your winter wheat seed needs covered?
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July 30th Crop Condition/Progress Report

Weekly Crop Conditions released this afternoon showed a continued drop in Corn and Soybean conditions - not surprising.  Corn was down 2 percentage points in the Good/Excellent category this week to 24%.  Most notable changes were MN down 5% (rated 56% G/E) and SD down 4%, but one
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July 11th USDA Supply/Demand Recap

The USDA aggressively cut the US Corn yield by 20 bu/ac from their June estimate, now figuring 146 bu/ac.  This drops production by 1.82 billion bushels.  Total usage was lowered by 1.055 billion bushels with ethanol grind lowered by 100 million bushels, exports down 300 million, and
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June 25th USDA Crop Conditions/Progress Report

This afternoon's USDA Crop Conditions Report was out and as expected both Corn and Soybean ratings were lower than last week.  Corn was down 7% nationwide now rated at 56% Good/Excellent.  Most notable changes were: Illinois (Down 15%), Indiana (Down 10%), and Missouri (Down
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Tech Tips: Cereal Aphid Issues and Wheat Disease Control

We are receiving reports of aphids and potential issues of Barley Yellow Dwarf (BYD) showing up in wheat in SD. There are several aphid species that can be present across the Wheat Growers service area in wheat fields, but the target species right now for Barley Yellow Dwarf virus (BYDV)
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Applying Sulfur Fertilizer

One question that I commonly get asked this time of year is why do we need to apply sulfur when my soil tests indicate there is plenty available. The reason we apply sulfur to corn and wheat is to help meet the crop's sulfur needs early in the growing season when root development is
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Will Crop Insurance Affect Winter Wheat Acres?

 Winter wheat planting has begun and so far the planting pace is dragging. With a severe drought ravaging through the southern states producers are opting to wait and see if much needed rain develops before putting the seed in the ground.  The question that needs to be asked is,
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