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User Picture Kent Bennis
  • 2710
  • Delmar, Iowa

Tar Spot

 
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The Tar Spot came in late enough it didn’t affect the yield  I applied fungicide on July 20th.  August 30th there wasn’t any Tar Spot present,  This is a hybrid that has good tolerance to Tar Spot  Growers will need to evaluate hybrids and plan on a fungicide treatment going fo…

User Picture Darcie Gallagher
  • 380
  • Jefferson County, Nebraska

Koch Announces Cost Increase for N Stabilizers

 
    • 7
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Koch Agronomic Services has announced that some of the Nitrogen Stabilizer products that they produce will increase in price. This increase is from November 1st and on, like other sectors the price increases stem back to price increases on the materials and supply chain disrupti…

User Picture Jaci Hickey
  • 360
  • Oklahoma

Christmas List

 
    • 2
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It always feels good to raise children in an agriculture home. 
Our family is a foster family, and hopefully we are adopting later this month. 

Our kids are 4 and 5. 

My son asked for a BB Gun for Christmas. So he can hunt the howling coyotes. 

My daughter wants a pillow. She is…

User Picture Jaci Hickey
  • 360
  • Oklahoma

John Deere Strike

 
    • 4
    • votes

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/john-deere-workers-vote-contract-strike-leads-major/story?id=80901513

 

"Members of the United Auto Workers Union are set to vote Tuesday on a tentative agreement that would end the ongoing strike of more than 10,000 John Deere workers."

 

What ar…

User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 2650
  • Boone County, IN

Tarspot in Nebraska. What to do next year?

 
    • 6
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Tarspot was identified in eastern Nebraska according to this report. If growers plan on going back to corn, how should they go about scouting for the disease next spring?  Drones?  Also, can a curative fungicide application work if made earlier enough?  If so what stage of co…

User Picture Eduardo Moncayo
  • 190
  • Palm Beach, Florida

SUGARCANE BORER PEST

 
    • 6
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There is a pest that makes a lot of damage to sugarcane. That is the Sugarcane Borer. It is very similar to the Corn Borer. The main damage is done when it is a worm and it eats through the new sprouts coming out. This can really affect plant population and therefore affect yiel…

User Picture Kent Bennis
  • 2710
  • Delmar, Iowa

Nitrogen Pricing

 
    • 6
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The current price for 32% nitrogen in Eastern Iowa for 2022 crop is $600/ton.

At $0.94/unit corn on corn acres will evaporate.  Nitrogen pricing has already reduced forecasted acres nearly 2 million for the US next year.

North Dakota will plant wheat, barley, canola, soybeans, s…

User Picture Darcie Gallagher
  • 380
  • Jefferson County, Nebraska

Rural Broadband

 
    • 5
    • votes

Vilsak states in this article that “For too long, the ‘digital divide’ has left too many people living in rural communities behind.” And let’s be honest, this could not be any truer! The USDA has pledged $1.15 billion to bring high-speed internet to rural communities across the …

User Picture Cheryl Mitchell
  • 1200
  • Champaign County, Illinois

Women In Agriculture

 
    • 6
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Happy Tuesday,

My  Tuesday post-I'm continuing with Sean McMahon's theme and add one about Women in Ag. This article was in FarmWeekNow.com. This young woman lives about 10 miles from me. And YES, I hope to meet her soon and invite her to TopYield!

User Picture Emma Spurgeon
  • 70
  • Trafalgar, Indiana

Who I Am!

 
    • 7
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My name is Emma Spurgeon and I am a Junior at Purdue University studying Agronomy with a concentration in Ag Business and Marketing with a minor in Farm Management.