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  • Soybean gall midge leads to dying soybean plants along field borders. The larvae feed within the soybean stem at the base of the plant.   (Photo by Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska)

    Gall Midge Infests 155 Counties

    The pesky soybean gall midge continues to expand its range in a handful of states. Wilting or dying soybean plants along field borders are a sign of infestation that is confirmed by splitting stems to look for larvae.

  • Brown marmorated stink bugs are one of several species that can infest late-season soybeans and cause both yield and quality loss. (Photo by Russ Ottens, University of Georgia)

    Scout Soybeans for Stink Bugs Now

    Soybean fields should be scouted for stink bugs through the R6 growth stage to prevent yield and quality loss. If an infestation meets the economic threshold and merits treatment, producers should remain mindful of the pre-harvest intervals for any...

  • DAP was 5 percent less expensive in the last week of August compared to last month. The phosphorus fertilizer's average price was $952/ton. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    All retail fertilizers' prices are lower for the fifth straight week. DAP led the way to the low side, down 5 percent compared to last month, with an average price of $952/ton. The remaining seven fertilizers, meanwhile, were just slightly less expensive.

  • Sam Eathington (left), Corteva Agriscience executive vice president, chief technology and digital officer, and Peter Eckes, BASF Agricultural Solutions president of R&D and regulatory, announced on Aug. 30 a formal collaboration between the two companies to develop future herbicide-tolerant soybeans and complementing herbicides. (DTN photo by Matthew Wilde)

    Corteva-BASF Create Innovation Partnership

    Corteva Agriscience and BASF Agricultural Solutions announced a new collaborative effort to develop herbicide-tolerant soybeans and complementary herbicides during a press conference on Aug. 30 at a farm show in Boone, Iowa.

  • It's important to take a moment or two to celebrate a sunset and harvest, according to DTN farmer adviser John Kowalchuk, who farms in central Alberta. (Photo courtesy of John Kowalchuk)

    DTN Field Roundup

    Can you say the word variable? It's been a rollercoaster crop season so far and it's influencing how DTN Farm Advisers plan for next year.

  • The average retail price of anhydrous the fourth week of August 2022 was $1,331 per ton, down 7% from last month. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Prices for retail fertilizers are lower for a fourth consecutive week. Anhydrous led the way, down 7% compared to last month, with an average price of $1,331 per ton. The remaining seven fertilizers were just slightly lower.

  • The average retail price of anhydrous is 7% lower than last month and costs an average of $1,336/ton. It's 80% more expensive than last year. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    All retail fertilizers' prices are once again lower for the third consecutive week. Anhydrous led the way to the low side, down 7% compared to last month, with an average price of $1,336/ton. The remaining seven fertilizers, meanwhile, were just slightly...

  • Ann Sutton, left, known as Farmer Gale, talks about her transition to organic farming with Jenny Moffitt, undersecretary of agriculture for marketing and regulatory programs, during a USDA webinar on Aug. 22. The USDA unveiled the $300 million Organic Transition Initiative. (DTN screenshot of USDA webinar)

    USDA Announces Help for Organic Farmers

    USDA revealed details of its new $300 million Organic Transition Initiative to provide opportunities for new and beginning farmers to transition to organic production to boost income potential and expand direct consumer access to organic foods.

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