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Will trade deals drive profit in 2020?

FARMING today offers margins by mere pennies for producers, and so any little bit of increased market access or new export opportunities can make the difference in being red or black for producers. After a rocky trade picture filled with uncertainty the past two years, producers are heading into 2020 with the potential to capitalize […]

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Soybean seeding rate, stand count, replant study recommendations

Few things are as important to soybean yield as planting early and achieving a final stand count close to 75,000 plants per-acre. A three-year study compared state university recommendations against a more expensive “kitchen sink” high input treatment regime to see if higher inputs would compensate for low plant populations. High inputs delivered only a […]

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What will impact the February commodity market?

Looking back at January and ahead 60 days, Duane and Chris also take a special look at February’s important role in determining the spring crop insurance values. The historical patterns associated with this time-frame are very interesting. Today’s podcast is a great prescription for the flu experience the ag markets are currently trying to deal with. […]

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Corteva shifting focus to Enlist

Corteva, Inc. is accelerating the ramp-up of Enlist E3 soybeans to U.S. and Canadian farmers over the next five years. Corteva continues to see strong demand for the technology and expects planted acreage projections in 2020 to approach 20% of the U.S. market. “The decision to accelerate production of Enlist E3 soybeans, along with the […]

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Think through approach to SDS control

Sudden death syndrome can be a real issue on our wetter soils. There are now two fungicides available, and one company is offering a third alternative. How do I know which option is best? Treatments are expensive. Should I just treat for SDS control on the wettest fields where we will plant soybeans?  The Indiana […]

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LSU AgCenter names state soybean specialist

The LSU AgCenter has appointed David O. Moseley assistant professor and state soybean specialist. Moseley has responsibilities for coordinating extension soybean activities, including oversite of official variety trials and off-station variety core block demonstrations across the state. “Optimizing production practices and addressing problems faced by producers and the Louisiana industry are my objectives,” Moseley said. […]

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Several factors influence soybean seeding rate

I backed down my soybean seeding rate to 150,000 in 15-inch, split-row beans in 2019. My seedsman says I could save more by cutting to 130,000. He’s also telling me to begin planting beans April 20 instead of May 10. Is it wise to do both this year? If not, which should I try? The […]

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Soybean seed quality update

Arkansas soybean farmers should have seeds analyzed for both germination rate and seed vigor before planting the 2020 crop. Jeremy Ross, Extension agronomist, Soybeans, Crop, Soil and Environmental Science, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, encouraged growers to review germination and accelerated aging (AA) percentage tests comparisons at the recent Tri-State Soybean Forum, in […]

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Getting bang for your buck with soybean inoculation

Temperatures are still cold in Nebraska, but planting time is only a few months away. And as spring approaches, one of the many decisions growers will make is whether to inoculate their soybeans with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. But first, there are a few things to understand about soybeans, their relationship with rhizobium, and biological nitrogen fixation, […]

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Tips for managing soybean defoliating insects

By Robert Wright, Tom Hunt and Justin McMechan Many defoliating insects may be found in Nebraska soybeans. Estimating defoliation levels in fields is the best way to decide whether it will pay to treat for these insects. We saw several different insects in parts of Nebraska causing defoliation in soybeans in 2019. These included: woolly […]