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March 2008


(31 Mar)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Starting Clean in No-till
  • Winter Annual Weeds and SCN – Is There Cause for Concern?
(31 Mar)
Three Friendly Reports for Corn
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(31 Mar)
Prospective Plantings Report PDF-formatted document
USDA-NASS
(28 Mar)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Winter Conditions and Insect Survival
  • Comparison of Rootworm Product Performance Under Low to High Pressure
  • Identifying Wheat Growth Stages
  • Fungicides for Wheat
  • Foliar Fungicides on Corn
(28 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • Managing Nitrogen in Winter Wheat
  • Combining Weed and Feed Treatments
  • Wheat Condition in Western Nebraska
  • Assessing Potential Damage And Estimating Yields
  • Timing Wheat Fungicide Applications for Top Effect
  • Managing Wheat Diseases for Higher Yields
  • WeedSOFT Tank-Mix Tool Calculates, Generates Load Ticket
  • Tune up Planters to Improve Crop Yields, Quality, Ease of Harvest
  • Using Rhizobium Inoculants For Legumes
  • Control Weeds Early In Spring-Seeded Alfalfa
  • Early Graze To Control Weeds In Native Pastures
  • Managing Financial Risk During a Boom Period
(28 Mar)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Missouri
  • Insect Larvae in Early Season Alfalfa
  • Pink Spotted Lady Beetle
  • Take Steps Now to Manage Soybean Cyst Nematode During 2008
  • Planning Your Weed Management Program in Corn
  • Accounting for Fertilizer Value in Purchased Feeds for Beef Cows
  • Soil Temperature Information Available Online
  • Wireworm Baits and Preplant Decisions for Corn
  • Nitrogen Loss in Wheat
  • Evaluating the Fertilizer Value of Alternative Nutrient Sources
  • Nutrient Management Planning Courses in April and May
  • Nitrogen Prices Through the Roof Again
(27 Mar)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Seed Treatments Containing Lindane: Time is Running Out!
  • Early Season Wheat Stand and Yield Assessment
  • Early and Reduced Rate Applications of Foliar Fungicides for Wheat
  • New Corn and Soybean Herbicides for 2008
  • Orion: Another New Wheat Herbicide
  • Fertilizer Management Considerations for 2008
(26 Mar)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Soil Compaction Threat Continues
  • Weed Control in Winter Wheat
  • Can Early Fungicide Applications Pay Off in Wheat?
  • Glyphosate Resistant Johnsongrass
  • 2007 Herbicide Evaluation Trials Report Available
  • Forage Seedbed Preparation
(24 Mar)
Kentucky Pest News
Univ. of Kentucky.
  • Early fungicide applications of Headline to wheat
(24 Mar)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Foliar Fungicides Publication Available
  • Be Careful with Susceptible Soybean Variety in Rotation to Manage SCN
(21 Mar)
Pathologist: Be wary of fungicide crop yield boost claims
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(21 Mar)
Michigan Field Crop Team Advisory Alert
Michigan State Univ.
  • 2008 weed control guide for field crops available online
  • New herbicide options in corn and soybeans
  • New weed scientist
  • New MSU nitrogen recommendation for field corn
  • Use your soil nutrient bank
  • Early season fungicide use on wheat for foliar diseases
  • Sprayer calibration is important
  • Check your planter before you go to the field
(21 Mar)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
  • An IPM Checklist for Commercial Corn and Soybean Production
  • Will Economic Thresholds for Making Insect Control Decisions Be Lower in 2008?
  • Insect Resistance Management for Bt Corn Hybrids
  • Glyphosate-Resistant Waterhemp in Illinois: Recommendations for Management
  • Early Foliar Fungicide Applications for Wheat
  • Corn and Nitrogen Prices and Spring Nitrogen Management
(20 Mar)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Early-spring Weed Control in Wheat
  • Wheat Assessment and Considerations
  • Transgenic Corn and the 20 Percent Refuge
  • Why I Inoculate Soybeans
  • Crop Production Basics Still Deliver the Most Profit
(20 Mar)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Pesticide Drift Reduction Starts Now
  • Should I Be Concerned About Corn Rootworms Now?
  • Soybean Rust Overwintering in the South
  • Check Fields for Soybean Cyst Nematode
  • How Soon Should I Start Field Operations?
  • March 2008 La Nina Update
  • Try Side-by-Side Trials to Check Fungicide Impact on Corn Yield
(17 Mar)
Kentucky Pest News
Univ. of Kentucky.
  • Telone II 2(EE) for Nematode Suppression in Corn
  • Are Seed Treatments Enough Control on Corn?
  • Alfalfa Weevil
(17 Mar)
Focus On Soybean Oil
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(16 Mar)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Carbon credits available for no-till and strip-till crop production
  • Project to look at nutrient stratification in Wisconsin’s agricultural soils
  • Avitec™ Approved for 2008: Corn Seed Treatment to Protect Against Sandhill Crane Damage
  • Using Herbicides for Mid-Contract Management of Fields Enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
  • Sweet Corn Tolerance to Accent, Callisto, Impact, and Laudis
  • Winter Wheat Herbicide Comments
(13 Mar)
Glyphosate resistant johnsongrass confirmed in two U.S. locations
SeedQuest News Section
(13 Mar)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Spring Weed Control in Alfalfa
  • Gully Erosion
  • Help for Identifying Common Pennsylvania Grasses
  • Threat of Soil Compaction
  • So, You Want to Conduct Your Own On—Farm Research?
(13 Mar)
Pesticide Drift Reduction Starts Now!
Bob Hartzler, Iowa State Univ.
(13 Mar)
Organic Corn Cultivar Performance
L. Abendroth and R. Elmore, Iowa State Univ.
(11 Mar)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Missouri
  • When Fertilizing Go Easy on the Sea Salt
  • Pest Update: Star-of-Bethlehem
  • Soil Testing Labs Approved by the Missouri State Soil Test Approval Program
  • As Glyphosate Prices Rise, Preemergence Herbicides Become More Feasible
  • Soybean Seed Germination
  • Crop Production Costs
(10 Mar)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching; New Issues to Consider
  • Assessing the Relative Value of Soil Testing and Nutrient Accounting
  • Protecting Your Nitrogen Fertilizer Investment
  • Download Your Corn Nitrogen Calculator
  • Factors Leading to Increased Fertilizer Costs
  • Foliar Fungicides On Corn: Label Changes And Potential Phytotoxic Effects
  • Proline Fungicide Added for Wheat
  • Changes in Foliar Fungicides for Soybean
  • New Wheat Herbicides for 2008
  • Research Assesses Nitrogen Use and Recommendations for Winter Wheat
  • Brown Mid-Rib Varieties Improve Quality
(10 Mar)
Weeds in the Concrete Jungle
Bob Hartzler, Iowa State Univ.
(10 Mar)
Production Prospects Will Become the Focus in Crop Markets
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(7 Mar)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Winter Temperatures, Corn Flea Beetle Survival, and Potential for Stewart’s Wilt
  • Select Max Before Corn
  • A Little Burndown Madness
(7 Mar)
Scientists Determine Farm Costs of Producing Switchgrass for Ethanol
USDA-ARS News Release
(4 Mar)
USDA, DOE to Invest up to $18.4 million for Biomass Research, Development and Demonstration Projects
USDA News Release
(4 Mar)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Our Annual Prediction of Flea Beetle Activity and Stewart’s Disease for the 2008 Corn Crop
  • Preventive Insect Control on Field Crops
  • Nitrogen Credits for Corn after Soybeans
  • Urease Inhibitors
  • Weed Management Webpage Updates
  • Plan Now for Double Cropping Wheat & Soybeans
(3 Mar)
A Little Burndown Madness PDF-formatted document
Glenn Nice, Bill Johnson, and Tom Bauman; Purdue Univ.
(3 Mar)
Select Max Before Corn PDF-formatted document
Glenn Nice & Bill Johnson, Purdue Univ.
(3 Mar)
Yesterday's Herbicides
Bob Hartzler, Iowa State Univ.
(2 Mar)
Kentucky Pest News
Univ. of Kentucky.
  • Possible Limits to the Value of Seed-Treatment Fungicides in Corn