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Xanthion In-furrow fungicide receives registration


Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF has recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on corn.

Stalk and crown rot diseases likely in many fields


Much of the 2014 Nebraska corn crop has experienced repeated and prolonged stress and wounding. While most of the crop looks good, we are beginning to see early evidence of problems developing.

Common rust vs. Southern rust on corn


Identifying plant diseases is often very difficult and requires practice and experience. Questions always come in about what rust is affecting corn and whether to utilize a fungicide.

Southern rust confirmed in South Dakota (09/12/14)

An overview of corn ear rots (09/08/14)

LSU researchers look for biological controls for aflatoxin (08/21/14)

Goss’s wilt confirmed for first time in 2014 in Wisconsin (08/20/14)

Goss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight of corn (08/18/14)

Southern rust confirmed in southeast Nebraska (07/31/14)

Corn foliar disease update (07/30/14)

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Afternoon Comments 10/31

Resurgent soybeans pulled corn higher Friday. Prospects for good early-November harvest weather and today’s big U.S. dollar jump pushed corn futures lower around midsession Friday. However, talk of extreme short-term tightness apparently powered the soy complex higher once again, which then pulled corn upward as well. December corn futures closed up 2.75 cents at $3.7675/bushel Friday, while May added 2.25 to $3.98.
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