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Be mindful of bees during delayed planting this season

04/23/14

The spring build-up of honey bee colonies can be directly threatened by corn planting. Insecticide seed treatments used on corn seed produce an insecticidal dust when they are planted.

Black cutworm spring arrival has hostile welcome

04/23/14

Many of Purdue's pheromone trapping cooperators throughout Indiana captured a significant number of black cutworm moths over the April 12-13 warm spell, just before another wave of freezing temperatures.

Shift in corn susceptibility to rootworms in Nebraska

04/17/14

During 2011-2013, greater than expected root injury by western corn rootworm larvae to hybrids expressing the Cry3Bb1 protein has been reported in some Nebraska fields.

Harsh winter’s effect on corn rootworm eggs (04/08/14)

WCR resistance confirmed in three more Illinois counties (04/08/14)

Resistance to Bt corn by WCR is a growing concern (04/04/14)

Western corn rootworm egg survival and winter (03/26/14)

Winter weather may not knock out insects and disease (03/17/14)

Cold weather effects on insect populations? (03/17/14)

Corn flea beetle and Stewart's leaf blight prediction (03/17/14)


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Afternoon Comments 04/24


Corn futures reacted poorly to good export numbers Thursday. The corn figure on the weekly USDA Export Sales report came in toward the upper end of the forecast range, while shipments were huge. Futures reacted little despite big wheat gains, possibly due to formidable overhead resistance. Futures ended the day rather weakly. May corn sagged 2.25 cents to $5.0125/bushel late Thursday, while December inched down 1.75 to $5.0275.
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