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MU: Cool weather slows weed burndown; spray when warm


Weed control at spring planting, an increasing challenge with herbicide-resistant weeds, presents extra concerns when temperatures stay low, day and night. Weather bears watching more than usual.

Know your enemy: The importance of weed identification


With this growing problem of weed resistance spreading across the United States, it is important to take a comprehensive approach to fighting resistance and controlling weeds. Proper weed identification is fundamental to any effective weed control program.

LSU finds herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass


Louisiana State University AgCenter weed scientists confirmed that farmers will now have to contend with another herbicide-resistant weed, Italian ryegrass.

Cheminova launches Cercobin fungicide (04/16/14)

Been leaf beetle mortality rate to be highest in 25 years (04/14/14)

Kudzu bugs’ impact on 2013 yields (04/11/14)

SCN populations thrive despite very cold winter  (04/09/14)

A growing problem with glyphosate-resistant waterhemp (04/09/14)

New DuPont herbicide for soybeans introduced (04/07/14)

ASA/ISGA discusses biotech approvals on mission to China (04/07/14)

Commodity Info



Interior Iowa Elevator Grain Prices (04/17/14)

Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (04/17/14)

Montana Cash Grain Prices (04/17/14)

East River South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (04/17/14)

Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (04/17/14)

Kentucky Daily Barge Report (04/17/14)

Grain Prices @ Illinois Interior Country Elevators (04/17/14)

North Carolina Grain (04/17/14)

Soybean Crush Report (04/17/14)

Export Grain Bids (04/17/14)

Key Reports/Outlook

Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)

Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)

USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)

WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)

USDA: Corn net sales dip slightly (02/06/14)

Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)

USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)

Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)

Corn exports rebound slightly after slow slide (12/12/13)

$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)

Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 04/17

The export data seemed to exacerbate today’s early soy pullback. Soybean and product prices had proved extremely strong in the wake of Tuesday’s bullish NOPA crush report. However, beans were backing away from overnight highs in early trading and the decline accelerated after the export sales result proved mediocre. May soybeans declined 4.75 cents to $15.14/bushel at their Thursday close, while May soyoil sagged 0.30 cents to 43.41 cents/pound, and May soymeal dipped $2.7 to $488.3/ton.
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