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Aphids appearing in Iowa corn fields

Some Midwest farmers are finding aphids in corn fields. Iowa State University Extension entomologist Erin Hodgson says reports of the pest started coming in a couple of weeks ago. “We can have a couple different species infesting corn, and you can have multiple species infesting... Read More.

Pests showing up in Minnesota fields

It was another mostly dry week across Minnesota. USDA’s latest crop update says precipitation was limited to the northwest, which did slow down the harvest of small grains. West-central Minnesota farmer Tom Frisch tells Brownfield insect populations are increasing. “Aphids and spider mites are just starting... Read More.

What are your fields missing?

In this Managing for Profit, we’ll hear how mass tissue sampling over the past few years has found some common nutrient deficiencies in row crops.  Helena Agri-Enterprises national agronomist for Derek Emerine spotted the trend and shares what growers can do to update... Read More.

Fields showing signs of split growth patterns

Crop conditions remain variable in Michigan following inconsistent rains across the state. Golden Harvest Seeds Michigan agronomist Charles Scovill tells Brownfield crop emergence is dependent on if seeds found moisture at planting. “We’ve got crop out there right now that’s two to three inches tall... Read More.