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December 2008


(24 Dec)
Five Fertilizer Mistakes to Avoid
Lloyd Murdock, Univ of Kentucky (via AgWeb.com)
(24 Dec)
Wholesale fertilizer prices finally turn lower
Jeff Caldwell, AgricultureOnline
(24 Dec)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • Fertilizer Prices: Big Changes Ahead
  • Dry Bean Collection From Around The World Helps Nebraska Breeding Efforts
  • Beyond Roundup Ready: Genetics will Address Other Crop Challenges in the Future
  • Surviving High Input Prices in Nebraska Crop Production Web Site
  • Setting Realistic Yield Goals (Save $7.50-$42.50/acre)
  • Repair Leaky Gates/Gaskets And Eliminate A Set (Save $32.10/acre)
  • Eliminate Unnecessary Use of Phosphorus, Potassium and Sulfur Fertilizer (save $118.56)
  • Test Before Feeding Corn Stalk Bales
(24 Dec)
Corn & Soybean Science Newsletter
Univ. of Kentucky
  • Soybeans for 2009: GMO or non-GMO?
  • Yield Advantage for GMO Corn
  • Ear Injury Possible from Application Targeting Corn Diseases
  • What Are My Crop Residues Worth? – A Case Study
(19 Dec)
Hybrid Selection: Where’s the Beef?
Bob Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(19 Dec)
80 Million Soybean Acres Possible For 2009
John Pocock, Corn & Soybean Digest
(19 Dec)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Missouri
  • Missouri New Herbicide/Label Update for 2009
  • Nutrient Management Courses Scheduled for 2009
(19 Dec)
What's Cropping Up? PDF-formatted document
Cornell Univ (New York)
  • Recommended Corn Silage Hybrids for New York
  • Recommended Roundup Ready Soybean Varieties for New York
  • Dandelion Management Guidelines for Zone/No-Tillage Corn
  • Nitrogen Benefits of Winter Cover Crops
  • Trefoil Wilt in New York and Vermont is Caused by a Unique Plant Pathogen
(16 Dec)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Hybrid Corn Response to Foliar Fungicide Treatment: A 2008 Update
  • 2008 Organic Corn Performance Test
  • Crop Performance Trial Information
  • Upcoming Agronomy Training, Meetings and Workshops
  • Insect/Pathology Workshop
(15 Dec)
Nitrogen Management Update for Indiana
Jim Camberato, Bob Nielsen, & Brad Joern. Purdue Univ.
(15 Dec)
Purdue Weed Science Update
Glenn Nice, Bill Johnson, Vince Davis, Greg Kruger, Paul Marquardt, Tom Bauman, and Tom Jordan. Purdue Univ.
(15 Dec)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Soybean cyst nematode confirmed in Ida County in 2008
  • Is All Well that Ends Well? Iowa Corn – 2008
  • Effects of N-Hibit™ Seed Treatment on Soybean Yields – 2008 Iowa Research
(15 Dec)
What's Up With Corn Prices?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(13 Dec)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Feed Value of Transgenic Corn
  • Leguminous Cover Crops—Results 2008
(13 Dec)
Corn & Soybean Science Newsletter
Univ. of Kentucky
  • Reducing Fertilizer Rates While Maintaining Yields
  • “Risk Scale”, When Fungicide Use on Grain Crops Might Pay
  • The Kentucky Soybean Performance Test Puts Money in Your Pocket
  • Soybean Seed Rates for 2009
  • Choosing Fields for Grid Sampling/Precision Nutrient Management
(9 Dec)
Arrested Ears Resulting From Pre-Tassel Applications of Pesticide & Spray Additive Combinations
Bob Nielsen, Kiersten Wise, & Corey Gerber; Purdue Univ.
(8 Dec)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Collaborative Training Results in Safer, Wiser Pesticide Use
  • Soil Sample Results Can Reveal if SCN Management is Working
  • Fall is Ideal Time to Check for Presence of SCN
  • Crop Market Outlook
  • Soybean Rust - 2008 in Review
(8 Dec)
Are Crops Undervalued?
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(1 Dec)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • Using Resistant Varieties to Combat Soybean Diseases
  • Surviving High Input Prices in Nebraska Crop Production Web Site
  • Eliminate One Field Operation, Save $8-$10 an Acre
  • Giving Proper Nitrogen Credit for Legumes in Corn and Milo Rotations (Save $30-$80 an Acre)
  • Credit Soil for Nitrate Nitrogen (Save $24/acre)
  • Renovate Windbreaks to Bolster Effectiveness
  • Decommissioning Old Wells Protects Water Quality
(1 Dec)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • 2008 Ohio Corn Performance Test: An Overview
  • Have Triple and Quad Stacks Become the New “Conventional” Hybrids?
  • Key Steps in Corn Hybrid Selection
  • New Herbicide Update
  • 2008 Soybean Performance Trials
  • Central Ohio Agronomy Day
(1 Dec)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • New Field Guide for Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Available
(1 Dec)
Soybean Exports Strong, but Crush Is Slow
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois