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Corn growers: Tips to decide if a fungicide application is warranted

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Now is the time of year when corn growers need to decide if a fungicide should be applied, and a Purdue University expert has a few guidelines to help in the decision-making process. “Deciding whether to apply a fungicide is not a straightforward question,” said Kiersten Wise, Purdue Extension field crops […]

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Western bean cutworm season beginning in Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Crop producers should start scouting for signs of western bean cutworms this week, according to a Purdue University Extension specialist, after the first signs of the corn pest were recently found in northwestern Indiana. “Typically at the end of June we start catching our first moths, and that’s what’s happened this […]

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Nitrogen losses no more than normal, despite wet spring

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Even though it’s been an unusually wet spring in Indiana, it was cold enough to limit the conversion of anhydrous ammonia to nitrate during the rainy periods, said a Purdue University expert. Nitrogen losses should be about average because of the cooler-than-normal temperatures across the state, said Jim Camberato, Purdue Extension […]

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Agricultural economists discuss USDA report in live Webcast

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Two Purdue University agricultural economists will crunch U.S. Department of Agriculture planting intentions data and share their insights during an online meeting from 7-9 p.m. March 31. Chris Hurt and Corinne Alexander will discuss the USDA’s “Prospective Plantings” report and offer marketing strategies on the same day the report is issued. […]

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New Corn and Soybean Field Guide available

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 2009 edition of the “Corn & Soybean Field Guide,” a pocket reference that covers corn and soybean production issues, is now available for sale. The guide, created and distributed by Purdue University’s Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center, is a handy resource for determining stages of plant development and identifying […]

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Yields surprising for Indiana variety trials, despite challenges

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Crop growers now have access to the 2008 variety trial yield results for corn and soybean varieties tested in Indiana. “As with a lot of people, this year we had challenges, but the yields are much better than anticipated,” said Phil DeVillez, director of Purdue’s Crop Performance Program. DeVillez and his […]

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