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    Crop Tech Corner

    In this week's Crop Tech Corner, Monsanto licenses CRISPR-Cas gene editing technology and Pioneer finds a new insect-killing protein and harnesses RNAi against the pest, as well.

  • Calibrating mass flow sensor, moisture sensor and measured area harvested are important steps to ensuring accurate yield data this fall. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Harvest Tech Alert

    Producing accurate yield data requires properly calibrating equipment and taking steps to keep it calibrated and accurate throughout harvest.

  • Clean seed is an important precaution while seeding cover crops, says Darrin Sass, Streator, Illinois. Here he custom seeds cereal rye into standing corn near Tuscola, Illinois. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Cover Crop Considerations

    The discovery of Palmer amaranth in some conservation and pollinator plantings has also put cover croppers on alert.

  • Anhydrous tanks lie in wait for the fall nitrogen season, but it's time to take a hard look at this practice. (DTN photo by Jim Patrico)

    Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy

    With low commodity prices and environmental pressures, take time to get your fall nitrogen application plan right.

  • Tar spot produces small, black bumps on corn leaves, which do not rub off the way some late-season fungal spots do. (Photo courtesy of Russ Higgins, University of Illinois Extension)

    Corn Disease Alert

    For the second year in a row, a tropical corn disease has been identified in northern Illinois cornfields, leaving scientists scratching their heads.

Crop Perspectives

Production Blog

Roger Johnson of the NFU, Chris Novak of the NCGA and Bob Young of Farm Bureau talk in their cramped quarters in front of the Senate Judiciary committee during a hearing on ag consolidation. (Photo by Emily Unglesbee)

Crop Markets

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2.9542 -0.0047
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Open: 2.9542
Close: 2.9542
Volume: 3
Previous: 2.9589
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YTD Change: -0.3822
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Low: 2.9542
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Trade Time: 9/23/2016 7:00 PM
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Previous: 9.2349
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YTD % Change: 9.84
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Trade Time: 9/23/2016 7:00 PM
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3.5189 -0.0049
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YTD % Change: -17.28
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Trade Time: 9/23/2016 7:00 PM
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Previous: 3.0888
% Change: 0.19
YTD Change: -0.9866
YTD % Change: -24.17
Low: 3.0946
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Trade Time: 9/23/2016 7:00 PM
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4.4691 0.0327
Symbol: SW.X
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Trade Time: 9/23/2016 7:00 PM

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