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Replanting Corn and Soybeans

Both corn and soybean planting progressed at about normal speed into May, with 56 percent of the Illinois corn crop and 31 percent of the Illinois soybean crop planted by May 3. Unfortunately, the period of warmer, drier weather we have been hoping for has not yet materialized. Over the ten days through May 5, […]

Tips for In-season Nitrogen Management in Corn

For much of Nebraska, spring precipitation has been slightly below normal (Figure 1), providing some of the best field conditions for pre-plant fertilizer nitrogen applications in recent years. Great weather is appreciated, but there are still considerations that justify shifting more nitrogen application to in-season versus pre-plant. One concern is N loss when fertilizer-N was […]

Palmer Amaranth and Velvetleaf Control in Conventional Soybean Using Overlapping Residual Herbicide Programs

The cost of soybean seed has been increasing over the years, with herbicide-resistant soybean seed cost being higher than that of conventional soybean for having a technology fee. With the depressed corn and soybean prices in recent years in the United States, growers have shown interest in conventional soybean for better after-harvest incentives. A survey […]

Tariff Revival and Soybean Exports

Recent soybean price weakness reflects the new tariff threats against China that emerged as an option for retaliation against Chinese behavior regarding the coronavirus.  A collapse of the phase one trade deal looks politically feasible this year.  If the U.S. and China rekindle the trade war, lower export totals, growth in ending stocks, and limits […]

USDA Announces $100 Million for American Biofuels Infrastructure

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants for activities designed to expand the availability and sale of renewable fuels. “America’s energy independence is critical to our economic security, and President Trump fully recognizes the importance of our ethanol and […]

Recent News

Corn Ear Development Impacts from Post-emergence Pesticide Applications

Corn ear abnormalities have been noted the past few years. Tracing back the information on various field calls often pointed to a misunderstanding of proper growth stages when making post-emergence herbicide applications in addition to pre-tassel fungicide and insecticide applications. Please see Figures 1 and 2 and this article for more information on proper growth staging […]

EPA Offers Clarity to Farmers in Light of Dicamba Court Ruling

Late last week, Wall Street Journal writer Jesse Newman reported that, “Bayer AG was dealt a setback in its efforts to provide farmers with new weapons against hard-to-kill weeds, after a federal appeals court vacated the Trump administration’s approval of a controversial weedkiller made by the agribusiness giant. “The U.S. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that […]

Export Update for the Corn Complex

As the focus turns to the growing season and markets look to recover from the worst of the pandemic, export markets continue to reveal consumption information relevant to corn price formation during 2020.  Exports in the corn complex will play a significant role in determining prices moving forward. Current marketing year estimates for corn exports […]

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