Crops

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  • Glyphosate resistance doesn't represent a new problem -- agriculture has been dealing with resistant weeds for 60 years. (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    Crop Tech Corner

    A dubious anniversary for resistant weeds, heat-loving wheat insects and surprises from the corn genome complete this week's Crop Tech Corner.

  • Anhydrous is now 6% lower compared to the previous month. The nitrogen fertilizer had an average price of $522 per ton the second week of August 2016. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    After months of only slight declines, average retail fertilizer prices finally appeared to be dropping substantially the second week of August 2016.

  • Some hybrids are apt to tip back, but dry conditions can lead to more rapid tip-back and some loss of grain this time of year. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy

    Corn tip-back die back starts to become a concern this time of year, especially when we have a big crop coming on.

Crop Perspectives

Ag Weather Forum

First freeze dates usually occur starting in late September in the northern Corn Belt. (Midwest Climate Center graphic)

Crop Markets

Description Last Chg More
NATIONAL CORN INDEX [ 0 ]
2.9679 -0.0115
Symbol: NCI.X
Open: 2.9679
Close:
Volume: 3
Previous: 2.9794
% Change: -0.39
YTD Change: -0.3685
YTD % Change: -11.04
Low: 2.9679
High: 2.9679
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 8/24/2016 7:00 PM
NATIONAL SOYBEAN INDEX [ 0 ]
9.7547 -0.0760
Symbol: NSI.X
Open: 9.7547
Close:
Volume: 2
Previous: 9.8307
% Change: -0.77
YTD Change: 1.5670
YTD % Change: 19.14
Low: 9.7547
High: 9.7547
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 8/24/2016 7:00 PM
SRW WHEAT INDEX [ 0 ]
3.7106 -0.0312
Symbol: SR.X
Open: 3.7106
Close:
Volume: 0
Previous: 3.7418
% Change: -0.83
YTD Change: -0.5432
YTD % Change: -12.77
Low: 3.7106
High: 3.7106
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 8/24/2016 7:00 PM
HRW WHEAT INDEX [ 0 ]
3.1741 0.0079
Symbol: HW.X
Open: 3.1741
Close:
Volume: 0
Previous: 3.1662
% Change: 0.25
YTD Change: -0.9071
YTD % Change: -22.23
Low: 3.1741
High: 3.1741
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 8/24/2016 7:00 PM
HRS WHEAT INDEX [ 0 ]
4.5528 -0.0843
Symbol: SW.X
Open: 4.5528
Close:
Volume: 0
Previous: 4.6371
% Change: -1.82
YTD Change: -0.1181
YTD % Change: -2.53
Low: 4.5528
High: 4.5528
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 8/24/2016 7:00 PM

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