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A slight improvement in IL crop conditions

Illinois corn and soybean conditions improved the last week of July. USDA says 49% of the corn crop is rated good to excellent, an increase of four percentage points from the previous week. Soybean conditions are rated 46% good to excellent, an increase of... Read More.

Kentucky crops see improvement

Recent rain has improved some Kentucky corn and soybean yield expectations. Corn is rated 55% good to excellent with 59% silking, 28% milked, and 11% in the dough stage.  Soybeans are rated 59% good to excellent with 42% blooming, and 20% setting pods.  Winter wheat... Read More.

Spray drone applications need improvement

A weed science professor at the University of Missouri says the effectiveness of herbicide applications with spray drones could improve, but more research is necessary. Kevin Bradley tells Brownfield… “To dial those in correctly, that really hasn’t been done by the manufacturers and I think... Read More.

Crops in Arkansas see improvement

Arkansas farmers have nearly finished wheat harvest. The USDA reports as of Sunday 72% of corn, 74% of cotton, 83% of peanuts, and 58% of soybeans is rated good to excellent. The alfalfa hay crop is 39 percent good to excellent. Some crop progress remains... Read More.