Planting Progress and Wheat Condition, May 5, 2019

May 7, 2019
Corn planting was at 35% as of May 5, up from just 16% the week before, reported the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In soybeans, 14% was planted, compared to just 3% last week. Progress is similar to 2018, but lags the five-year average.

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Corn and Soybean Planting Near Last Year's Progress

April 29, 2019
As of Monday, April 29, corn planting at 16% was near last year, but behind average and soybean, at 3% was near last year and the average. Winter wheat condition was 68% good to excellent.

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Soybean root lesion

New CW Podcast on Soybean Seedling Diseases

April 26, 2019
Tune in to this CropWatch podcast on seed and early season issues with soybean diseases. Is your seed selection or treatment well matched with historical problems in the field? What should you be watching for at emergence and what are your management options.

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Seed corn maggots
Seed corn maggots

Avoiding Injury from Seed Corn Maggot

April 26, 2019
A new pest management resource for the seed corn maggot predicts fly development based on accumulated growing degree days. A new map, updated daily, shows degree days at multiple sites.

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Tavium: A New Premix of Dicamba and S-Metolachlor is Labeled

April 25, 2019
A new dicamba-based herbicide, Tavium, has been approved for use in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean (dicamba/glyphosate-resistant soybean). Like the other dicamba-based soybean herbicides, it requires special training before it can be used.

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Research plot with no-till corn residue, with left half planted to cereal rye in November 2018

Considerations when Planting Soybean Early

April 25, 2019
If you're planning to get an early start on your soybean planting, be sure to check for recommended soil temperatures and the forecast for the coming 48 hours to ensure optimal conditions for achieving good emergence.

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Planter ready to enter the field.

Corn and Soybean Planting Considerations

April 24, 2019
Planting sets the stage for a successful crop with an even emergence and stand. Consider these tips to help ensure you're providing favorable planting condition via proper soil conditions, planting window, planting depth, and seeding rates.

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By replacing one solid closing wheel with a spiked one, closing the seed-vee becomes easier in a variety of conditions.

Avoiding Sidewall Compaction at Planting

April 19, 2019
Don't let this season's planting conditions get the better of your crop stand. Described here are four factors contributing to sidewall compaction and steps you can take to minimize the challenge.

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