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March 2007

(31 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • No-till Corn-on-Corn: Insect and Disease Management Tips
  • No-till Corn-on-Corn: Weed Management Tips
  • Grower Questions Planting Requirements for Bt Corn
  • New Herbicides for 2007
  • Controlling Winter Annual Weeds
  • Managing Pesticide Applications to Avoid Drift
  • Controlling Winter Annual Weeds in Winter Wheat
  • Fertilizing Winter Wheat
  • Winter Wheat Condition Varies Across the State
  • Sainfoin May be Best Suited for Dryland Grazing
  • Tips for Grazing Winter Small Grains
  • Have the Rain's Been Too Much, Too Little or Just Right?
  • Conduct A Pre-season Checkup For Maximum Irrigation Performance
(30 Mar)
USDA 2007 Prospective Plantings Report PDF-formatted document
USDA-NASS Full Report
(30 Mar)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management Newsletter
Univ. of Missouri
  • Check Winter Wheat Fields for Virus Diseases
  • Potential for Alfalfa Weevil Problems High
  • Days Suitable for Fieldwork in Missouri
  • Wireworm Baits and Preplant Decisions for Corn
  • Testing for wheat viruses at the MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
  • Measure Planter Maintenance and Performance in BTUs
(28 Mar)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Soybean rust found in Iowa
  • Iowa Soybean Rust Fast Track System PIPE: Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education
  • List of available fungicides for soybean shifting and growing
  • Evaluation of foliar fungicides for management of soybean rust
  • If July and August are hot and dry, expect spider mites
  • Soybean cyst nematode: Still a major threat to soybean production
  • Purdue University identifies the #1 predator of soybean aphids
  • Questions (and answers) about soybean rust
  • Soybean pests in 2006: A survey of Corn and Soybean Initiative partners
  • Brown stem rot and sudden death syndrome: Can you tell them apart?
  • Weed resistance, shifts, tactics, and alternatives in soybeans
  • Why is sudden death syndrome found in early-planted soybeans?
  • Multicolored Asian lady beetles: When good bugs go bad!
  • Protecting soybean yields from early-season competition
  • Fungicide seed treatments in soybean
  • Soybean insecticides for 2007
  • If you scout soybeans, you need a net
  • It was a cold day in Iowa, but did the soybean aphids freeze out?
  • Biological control of soybean aphids: A Web-based resource
  • Recent study brings "good news" about the soybean aphid
  • A fresh view of variety selection
  • Revisiting an integrated approach to bean leaf beetle and bean pod mottle virus management
(26 Mar)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Purdue Univ.
  • Winter Temperatures, Corn Flea Beetle Survival, and Potential for Stewart's Wilt
  • SWCB Spring Survey Update
  • What's Happening to Our Bees?!?!
  • New Canopy EX Label Allows for Application Closer to Planting
  • Roundup Ready Alfalfa in the Courts
(26 Mar)
New wrinkle on glyphosate resistant Conyza : interspecific hybridization
Micheal D. K. Owen, Iowa State Univ.
(26 Mar)
Weak Corn And Soybean Basis To Continue?
Darrell Good, Univ. of Illinois
(22 Mar)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Alfalfa—Grass Mixtures Reduce PLH Damage
  • Court Stops Spring Planting of All Roundup Ready Alfalfa
  • Grain Marketing Plans for 2007
  • CTIC produces 2006 tillage survey results
  • Carbon — a new commodity for farmers
  • 2007 Pennsylvania Custom Rates
  • Perspectives on the Upcoming Corn Season
  • 2007 Early Spring Fertility Challenges
  • New Tax Incentives for Preserving Your Land
(22 Mar)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
  • Proceedings of the 2007 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference Are on the Web
  • Recordings of Two Distance Education Short Courses Will Be Available Soon
  • First Captures of Armyworm and Black Cutworm Moths Already
  • Please Don't Forget About Non-Bt Corn Refuges
  • Loading Up for Rootworm Control
  • Hessian Flies Should Be on Our Radar Screens
  • Herbicide Changes for the 2007
  • Illinois Agricultural Pest Management Handbook
  • Should We Keep That Wheat Stand?
  • Spring Nitrogen Rates for Corn
  • Should We Increase Corn Plant Populations?
(22 Mar)
Michigan Field Crop Team Advisory Alert
Michigan State Univ.
  • Neonicotinoid seed treatments for soybeans
  • Seed treatments and soybean aphids
  • Soybean aphid update and sources of information
  • Outlook for Stewart’s disease for 2007
  • Corn nitrogen recommendation systems
  • MSU corn N research update
  • Continuous corn cautions
  • Early spring assessment of wheat to estimate yield potential
  • Winter wheat response to nitrogen
  • New seeding of Roundup Ready alfalfa halted
  • Farm sprayer “tune up”
  • Enviro-weather is geared-up for the 2007 growing season
  • Water use reporting for 2006 irrigation
(22 Mar)
Summary of 2006 Purdue N Trials in Corn PDF-formatted document
Jim Camberato, Bob Nielsen, Dan Emmert, & Brad Joern; Purdue Univ.
(20 Mar)
RoundupReady Alfalfa in the Courts PDF-formatted document
Glenn Nice & Bill Johnson, Purdue Univ.
(20 Mar)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • March Wheat Crop Update
  • Getting Your Corn Crop Off to a Good Start
  • Soybean Insecticide Seed Treatments
  • Setting Up the Sprayer to Apply 28%
(20 Mar)
In-demand switchgrass costs nearly twice as much as corn
Philip Brasher, DesMoines Register
(19 Mar)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Insect Resistance Management When Planting Bt Corn Hybrids
  • Nitrogen Management for Corn Following Corn
  • Phosphorus and Potassium Management for Corn Grain
  • Tillage Management Considerations for Continuous Corn Production
  • Converting CRP Land to Corn: Impacts and Meditation
  • Weed Management in Continuous Corn
  • Valor XLT Labeled on Soybean
(19 Mar)
Some Ohio corn fields may be at risk for Stewart's bacterial wilt and leaf blight
SeedQuest News Section
(19 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • Continuous Corn or a Corn/Soybean Rotation? UNL Spreadsheet Helps you Decide
  • Tips for No-tilling Corn on Corn
  • Nitrogen Management for Winter Wheat
  • Managing Foliar Diseases of Wheat With Fungicides
  • Clean Wheat Fields Especially Important to Following Crops
  • Judge Rules: Plant Roundup Ready® Alfalfa by March 30
  • Applying Manure in Alfalfa Boosts Yields
  • Oats Offer Versatility, Limited Risk
  • Getting the Most Benefit from Fertilizing Grass Pastures
  • New Options to be Considered in Writing Farm Bill
  • Weather Pattern Signals Potential for Continued Drought in Western Nebraska
  • Soybean Rust Found in 2006 Iowa Bin Residue
(19 Mar)
Will World Wheat Production Rebound?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(15 Mar)
Precision Agriculture Systems: Maximizing Benefits With Better Management
USDA-ARS News & Events
(15 Mar)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management Newsletter
Univ. of Missouri
  • More Roundup Ready© Corn? What Should We Prepare For?
  • Take Steps Now to Manage Soybean Cyst Nematode
  • Missouri Soil Testing Association Approval Program and Listing of Missouri State Approved Labs
  • MU Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Lab in Columbia Offers Manure Testing
  • Sprayer Calibration's Link to Energy Conservation and Productions
(15 Mar)
Corn & Soybean Science Newsletter
Univ. of Kentucky
  • Corn Seed Supplies and Planting Dates
  • Agronomic Considerations for Corn following Sod
  • Corn Hybrids for Ethanol
  • No-Tillage Makes More Corn After Corn
  • Soybean Seeding Rates – How Low Is Too Low?
  • The Challenge of Managing Corn as a Weed in Corn Fields
(15 Mar)
Kentucky Pest News
Univ. of Kentucky.
  • Southwestern Corn Borer Spring Survey Update
(12 Mar)
Spring Weed Control in Winter Wheat PDF-formatted document
Bill Johnson & Glenn Nice, Purdue Univ.
(12 Mar)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Getting the Most From Your Manure
  • The Potential for Winter Damaged Crops is Here
  • Roller Study News and Update
  • Picking Apart the Differences in Glyphosate Products
  • Corn Growth Stage Resource
  • Northeast Pasture Survey on Seeding and Seed Mixtures
  • 2007-2008 Penn State Agronomy Guide Now On-Line
  • 2007 Risk Management Planning/Crop Insurance Deadline
(12 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • Using the Right IRM Program for Your Bt Seed
  • Glyphosate Resistance Worldwide and in Nebraska
  • Spring Grain Drying Recommendations
  • Managing Urea-Based Fertilizers for Maximum Benefit
  • Consider Planting Spring Cereals for Grazing, Hay or Silage
(12 Mar)
USDA Crop Reports
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(7 Mar)
Scientists find genes involved in the battle between Hessian flies and wheat
Purdue News
(7 Mar)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Predicting Flea Beetle Activity and Stewart’s Disease for the 2007Corn Crop
  • Preventive Insect Control on Field Crops
  • Controlling Soybean Pests in 2007
  • Adjusting Soybean Seeding Rates To Maximize Profit
  • Fungicide Treated Soybean Seed Makes More Yield
  • Soybean Inoculation Pays
(7 Mar)
Hog Producers Look To The Sky For Their 2007 Fate
Chris Hurt, Purdue Univ.
(5 Mar)
Genome sequencing reveals a key to viable ethanol production
SeedQuest News Section
(2 Mar)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Winter Conditions and Insect Survival
  • Comparison of Rootworm Product Performance Under Low to High Pressure
  • Rootworm Insecticide Classification and Consistency of Performance
  • Wet Fall Leads to Spring Tillage Dilemmas
  • Spring Weed Control in Winter Wheat

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