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Evening Markets: Strong US Yield Talk Sinks Soy. Wheat Gains

Strong US Yield Talk

Soybeans started firm, but couldn’t end that way, as strong results from the early harvest trumped putative concerns over the impact of a debilitating disease. The talk over “sudden death syndrome”, or SDS, which Agrimoney.com highlighted on Friday hit the mainstream. In Chicago, Richard Feltes at RJ O’Brien noted “reports of soybean SDS”, while in Minneapolis, CHS Hedging flagged that “sudden ... Read More »

Wheat Yields Good in University of Missouri Variety Tests

Wheat Fields Good in University Fields

Wheat yields at Missouri tests sites were good, according to the 2014 Missouri wheat variety crop performance report. Bill Wiebold, University of Missouri Extension specialist, said tests plots from southwestern and southeastern Missouri showed the highest yields. Variety tests help farmers pick what seeds to plant this fall. Results of the 2014 tests are available at http://varietytesting.missouri.edu. Printed copies are available from county ... Read More »

Dry July Could Have Capped Yield Estimates

Dry July Could Have Capped Yield Estimates

Crop yields are easily overestimated when dry weather hits in July. The kernel count is there, but without rain the corn doesn’t fill. Bill Wiebold, University of Missouri agronomist, warned that “You can’t see yields and won’t know until harvest.” “I don’t want to be Doctor Doom, but you must be cautious in estimating yields on how the crop looks ... Read More »

Crop Update Photos 8-28-14

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Wheat Numbers Look Good

Wheat Numbers Look Good

Bill Wiebold, University of Missouri Extension specialist, said tests plots from southwestern and southeastern Missouri showed the highest yields. Variety tests help farmers pick what seeds to plant this fall. Results of the 2014 tests are available a thttp://varietytesting.missouri.edu. Printed copies are available from county extension offices or by calling 573-882-2307. For 75 years, seed companies have supported the program ... Read More »

Soybean Cyst Nematode Comeback

Nematode Comeback

The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) never really went away, so comeback is the wrong word. Let’s just say the battle is not going well in many areas. University plant pathologists say the tiny roundworm nemesis that feeds on soybean roots is still the industry’s biggest yield-robber. You can buy soybean seed on the basis of SCN resistance, and you may ... Read More »

MU Agronomist: Rain Restores Crop Potential Just In Time

Rain Restores Crop Potential Just In Time

August rains, after a dry July, came just in time to fill corn ears and set soybean pods, says a University of Missouri agronomist. “Timing of these rains could not be better,” says Bill Wiebold with MU Extension plant science. “These rains set the table for excellent possibilities.” Rains fell, and continued, in a large midsection of Missouri starting Wednesday ... Read More »

Agronomist Urges Caution in Estimating Corn Yields

Do Not Estimate Your Yield

Crop yields are easily overestimated when dry weather hits in July. The kernel count is there, but without rain the corn doesn’t fill. Bill Wiebold, University of Missouri agronomist, warned that “You can’t see yields and won’t know until harvest.” “I don’t want to be Doctor Doom, but you must be cautious in estimating yields on how the crop looks ... Read More »

Corn Crop Could Use Approaching Thunderstorms

Corn Crop Could Use Approaching Thunderstorms

If you don’t own an umbrella, now might be a good time to get one. Thunderstorms from Kansas will roll across Missouri starting Wednesday and extending through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Jayson Gosselin, meteorologist for the St. Louis National Weather Service, estimated that 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain will fall in Columbia between Wednesday and Saturday night, but ... Read More »

Darren Eck Discusses Double Crop Advantages on Milo with BP In Furrow

Darren Eck Discusses Double Crop Advantages on Milo with BP In Furrow

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