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Xanthion In-furrow fungicide receives registration

10/23/14

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

09/25/14

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

09/17/14

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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Midday Report 10/24


Crop traders may be taking profits before the weekend. The grain and soy markets have performed well this week despite generally bearish fundamentals. That latter fact is probably the underlying reason for today’s CBOT slippage, with bullish corn traders taking profits on long positions ahead of the weekend. December corn futures dipped 4.5 cents to $3.5525/bushel late Friday morning, while May lost 4.5 to $3.775.
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