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Delayed corn planting affects crop management decisions

Farmers that have not completed corn planting may be considering switching from corn to soybean or keeping corn, but switching to an earlier hybrid. Both of these decisions can be complicated and depend on yield and other information that are imprecise estimates and highly dependent on weather conditions the crops experience throughout the rest of the growing season.

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Phenotyping wheat breeding lines takes on new look

Jackie Rudd, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeder, and Srirama Krishna Reddy, Ph.D., assistant research scientist, both in Amarillo, said their new walk-behind phenotyper is still a work in progress with respect to data analysis and management, but strapping new technology with old technology is certainly making the process quicker and more reliable.

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Service-Drone announces Multirotor UAS

Multirotor service-drone announces the upcoming availability of its Recon One multirotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Specifically developed for reliable, autonomous long-duration flights of up to 90 minutes, the Recon One is capable of carrying payloads of 500g and up under special configurations.

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Norac releases boom height control for TerraGators

Using Norac's Standard Control technology, boom height control is now available for TerraGators with Airmax Precision 2 and Benson Booms. This newly released system controls wing lift using TerraGator’s existing on/off valves while utilizing the same core components as Norac’s UC5 and UC4.5 Spray Height Control systems.

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Silver leaf symptom in corn

Forecasts of unusually low temperatures in late May or early June can set off warning bells for corn growers and lead to fearmongering about frost damage to young corn. Even if frost does not form during these cool nights, minor leaf surface damage can still occur as a result of radiational heat loss from the leaves during cool, calm, clear nights. Such leaf damage results in a curious leaf symptom that may remind you of freezer burn.

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Seed law: Why is rye showing up in my wheat field?

There have been some surprises this spring with rye showing up in fields when there was no rye planted previously, at least not intentionally. I figured it would be worthwhile to briefly discuss seed purity standards and control options.

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