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Market Feed Blog

June, 2018


Update from the Field: Growing Pains

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on June 25, 2018

As the days start getting shorter and the weeds start getting taller in the soybean fields, our collective attention starts to focus on post applying herbicides.  In past years, when 99% of the U.S. soybean acres were glyphosate tolerant, there were no worries, as we could [...]

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Update from the Field: Twisted Sister

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on June 18, 2018

As the corn growing season moves from cooler, spring-like weather to the heat of summer, it is not uncommon to see fields with scattered plants whose leaves appear twisted or wrapped.  This phenomenon is known as rapid growth syndrome.  It can occur when the corn plant [...]

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Agronomy Update June 2018

Posted on June 13, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

When my kids start complaining about their teenage angst, the saying around my house is: “Do you need a tissue for your issue?” In the agriculture world, sometimes taking a tissue sample can make you aware of an issue before [...]

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Organics: Machinery Innovations for Organic Weed Control

Posted by Dani Kusner on June 13, 2018

For farmers who are transitioning into organics from conventional farming, their number one concern is likely weeds. Since herbicides are prohibited under the National Organic Program, organic farmers have historically managed their weeds with tillage.

Throughout this year’s sustainable and organic meetings, there was a [...]

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Update from the Field: Smoke ‘em, Don’t Burn ‘em

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on June 11, 2018

Weed resistance is becoming a nationwide epidemic. Long-term resistance management requires more than pest control aimed only at minimizing crop loss in any one season. In this week’s post, I would like to show some of the weeds prone to resistance and provide some suggestions for controlling [...]

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Update from the Field: A Tissue for an Issue

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on June 4, 2018

When my kids start complaining about their teenage angst, the saying around my house is: “Do you need a tissue for your issue?”  In agriculture, sometimes taking a tissue sample can make you aware of an issue before yield damage has occurred.

Tissue sampling [...]

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