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Corn rootworms – low root damage ratings

09/22/14

Corn rootworms are becoming a more common insect pest of corn in North Dakota. Northern corn rootworms are more common this year than the western corn rootworms.

Syngenta, Gavilon enhance Duracade support in 2015

09/15/14

Syngenta announced that it has renewed and enhanced its program with Gavilon Grain, LLC, to provide grain marketing opportunities for U.S. farmers who plant Agrisure Duracade in 2015.

Entomologist tries to stay ahead of insect resistance to Bt corn

08/19/14

Fall armyworms and corn borers have long been a concern for Louisiana corn growers. While farmers in the U.S. have planted transgenic Bt corn varieties since the 1990s to biologically control pests, staying ahead of their ability to develop resistance is a constant battle.

Watch for mites in this dry weather (08/13/14)

Suspected Bt corn rootworm resistance in Pennsylvania  (08/13/14)

Texas fall armyworms out early due to unseasonable rains (07/31/14)

Scout for western bean cutworm, western corn rootworm in Ohio (07/31/14)

Six steps to identify corn rootworm damage (07/28/14)

Rotation resistant and rotation susceptible WCR  (07/23/14)

What insects to watch for in corn, beans and wheat (07/21/14)


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Afternoon Comments 10/22


Wednesday’s soy reversal weighed on corn futures. The corn market seemed to power higher today, especially with the soy complex leading the way higher. However, bullish bean traders couldn’t sustain early gains, with the reversal sending a decidedly bearish technical signal as well. That apparently spurred bullish profit-taking in corn. December corn futures settled 3.0 cents lower at $3.53/bushel Wednesday afternoon, while May sagged 2.5 to $3.76.
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