As the calendar continues to move deeper into spring, winter annual weeds and cover crops will become increasingly difficult to control. However, there are several management decisions related to herbicide decisions that can improve weed control in no-till fields including those tough to control winter annuals like marestail.
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Farmers who are antsy to get into their fields to complete tillage operations and plant corn should do their best to stay patient, two Purdue Extension agronomists say.
A Purdue University experiment that will test how plant cells sense and respond to different levels of gravity is scheduled to launch aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday (April 14).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's April 9 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates continued a series of recent reports that have offered corn and soybean producers a more optimistic grain-price outlook than what was expected for most of the winter, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.
An updated corn and soybean outlook from Purdue Extension economists, Chris Hurt and Corinne Alexander, is available for viewing. Hurt and Alexander presented their updated outlook during a webinar following the release of USDA's Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports.
The April 2014 edition of the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report (PAER) features two articles on the 2014 Farm Bill by Purdue agricultural economist, Roman Keeney. Roman takes a look at what the 2014 Farm Bill means for Midwest agriculture and, in a second article, examines the choices Midwest farmers will face when they enroll in the program later this year. In the April PAER's third article, Anna Josephson and Maria Marshall report on the goals of Midwest farms and small businesses.
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