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Indiana crop conditions better than expected

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Although wet weather across Indiana has hampered fieldwork and raised questions about crop conditions, things may not be quite as bad as they seem. The “Indiana Crop and Weather Report,” issued June 28 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, shows 65 percent of the state’s corn crop […]

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Growers should expect budget squeeze in 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Farmers should see some relief on input costs next year, but profit margins are still likely to be squeezed. Bruce Erickson, a Purdue University agricultural economist, said growers would likely see the most savings on fertilizer costs in the 2010 planting season. “Some farmers were spending as much as $200 per […]

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Surplus U.S. crop means lower prices; need to stimulate use

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — This year could be another record-setting year for U.S. corn production, said Purdue University’s Chris Hurt, who believes those numbers will be reflected in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sept. 12 Crop Production report. USDA’s August estimate for corn was 159.5 bushels per acre for the average yield — 3 bushels […]

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Crop yield estimates to highlight annual state fair report

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A slow start to spring planting led to a mad dash by farmers to finish in June, followed by cool and wet weather that hampered crop development. Those wild fluctuations in the 2009 crop season will provide the backdrop for fall crop yield projections that will be presented Aug. 12 at […]

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Wheat harvest producing good yields, says Purdue agronomist

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana wheat yields this summer are running about good to average with less than one-fourth of the crop left to be harvested, said a Purdue University agronomist. To date, the central and southern regions of the state have 91 percent to 95 percent of wheat acres harvested, with the northern region […]

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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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