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Market Analyst Asks, ‘More Of The Same?’

By Carroll Smith Editor Melvin Brees, the market/policy Extension associate, FAPRI, University of Missouri, writes an insightful grain column each month titled “Decisive Marketing.” Highlights from this column are typically …

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Target Problem Weeds

Tennessee and Mississippi Delta soybean farmers share their strategies for putting together effective weed control programs. Two Mid-South soybean producers have found a way to knock out glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth. …

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Why Irrigate?

Whether surface or sprinkler irrigation methods are used on soybeans, the moisture availability that they provide creates the potential for increased yields over dryland production. Availability of moisture always ranks …

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MS Delta Retailer Named ‘Resistance Fighter’

Special program recognizes retailers, consultants and county Extension agents who are proactively involved in the fight against weed resistance. From a personal perspective, Chuck Foresman, manager for weed resistance strategies …

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Most Unwanted Soybean Pests

Redbanded stink bug, the brown marmorated stink bug and the kudzu bug are ‘the big three’ to watch for. By Carroll Smith The redbanded stink bug, a recurring problem in …

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CruiserMaxx Plus hits the market

The EPA has approved registration of CruiserMaxx Plus insecticide/fungicide seed treatment for use on soybeans. It will join the CruiserMaxx beans brand family as a new formulation and will offer …

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Early Season Weed Control Options

Glyphosate-resistant weeds, especially Palmer amaranth, have soybean growers in the South once again pondering their early season weed control options. By Bob Scott Before the introduction of Roundup Ready soybeans, …

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Alternate MOA Postemerge

North Carolina producer gets postemerge control of glyphosate-resistant weeds in soybeans from a product that he typically uses in his cotton defoliant program. North Carolina grower Kip Roberson makes short …

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Market Price Factors

Acreage surprises, poor growing season weather, energy prices, dollar value, economic conditions and policy decisions create a complex environment for managing price risk. By Melvin Brees The USDA’s February world …

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