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Corn flea beetle and Stewart's leaf blight prediction


Being early March, it is time to put out the annual corn flea beetle and Stewart’s leaf blight prediction based on the average temperatures the past three months (Dec, Jan, and Feb.).

Delaware to study genomics of corn disease resistance


Researchers at the University of Delaware will lead a project funded with $3.9 million from the National Science Foundation to study how genes in one type of corn may influence the plant's resistance to diseases, and compare the genomes of many types of corn to better understand how that resistance works.

MANA introduces Custodia premix fungicide


MANA introduced Custodia premix fungicide for use on corn, soybeans and wheat.

Revisions in corn field guide reduce uncertainty (11/26/13)

Stalk rot and lodging problems in corn (10/30/13)

Selecting corn hybrids to minimize diseases in 2014 (10/16/13)

Several corn ear rots possible this year (09/30/13)

Stalk breakage and rot caused by Physoderma in Iowa (09/25/13)

Check out what stalk rots have shown up (09/16/13)

A guide to late season corn stalk and ear rot diseases (09/11/13)

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Morning Comments 04/24

Corn futures built on recent gains Wednesday night. Recent weather news has supported new crop corn price prospects, since late-April conditions look less than conducive to accelerated plantings. Meanwhile, old-crop demand appears persistently robust. Traders are seemingly expecting a sizeable result on the Export Sales report again today. May corn rose 2.25 cents to $5.0575/bushel early Thursday morning, while December inched up 2.25 to $5.0675.
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