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  • Crunch time here for replanting flooded soybean fields
    Saturday, July 04, 2015 5:00 PM
    With rainy conditions expected to continue across parts of the Midwest for the next week, northern Indiana soybean farmers will have to race against the clock to get in an initial crop or replant their flood-damaged fields, a Purdue Extension specialist said. 
  • Hurt: Indiana crop losses may be $475 million
    Saturday, July 04, 2015 3:00 PM
    Indiana’s corn and soybean crops in a month of rain have gone from among the best to among the worst, with Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt now estimating that production could decline by $475 million. 
  • Storing wet hay could cause barn fire
    Saturday, July 04, 2015 1:00 PM
    With parts of the Midwest experiencing wetter-than-normal weather conditions, a Purdue Extension forage specialist urges farmers to make sure their hay is adequately dried before baling and storage to reduce the risk of barn fires. 
  • Indiana rains set record for June
    Saturday, July 04, 2015 11:00 AM
    Indiana set a record for rainfall in the month of June, with a state average of 9.03 inches, the Indiana State Climate Office said. June also was the fourth-wettest of any month on record since 1895. 
  • Illinois growers can participate in EQIP sign-up
    Saturday, July 04, 2015 9:00 AM
    The U. S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service awarded funding for a special project to the Illinois Department of Agriculture. 
  • Tips on overcoming stubborn weeds
    Resistance to herbicides has been a management challenge as long as herbicides have been used for weed control. The introduction of crops with engineered resistance to glyphosate in 1996 prompted most growers to adopt a technology that was easy and efficient. 
  • Soybeans finally in
    With the corn taking off as it is, this is a critical time in our fertility program with the beginning of sidedressing of anhydrous ammonia. This is not a new practice for our farm. 
  • Progress spotty
    Out in the cornfields, things are all over the place. The first plantings of corn around here stayed in the ground for a good two to three weeks before it all came up. 
  • Scouting, sampling
    Pulling samples provided an opportunity to scout. Weed pressure is light, stands look even and populations are on target. 
  • Rain and replanting
    This past week has seen several light rain events keeping soil conditions on the wet side after the big rain event the previous week. It appears that there will be some corn acres that will need to be replanted and also soybeans acres after the big rain from the previous week. 
 



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