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Corn flea beetle and Stewart's leaf blight prediction

03/17/14

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

03/03/14

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

01/15/14

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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Afternoon Comments 04/17


Corn traders seemed disappointed by Thursday’s Export Sales report. Potential improvements in spring planting conditions have been weighing corn futures. Traders also seemed less than impressed by the weekly USDA Export Sales report, which stated last week’s result toward the lower end of the forecast range. May corn slid 2.75 cents to $4.9475/bushel in late Thursday trading, while December lost 2.25 to $4.9675.
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