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Photo courtesy of Corey Rozenboom

Photo courtesy of Corey Rozenboom

Midwest Messenger | Unexpected Results in ’19 Plot Testing

Because nobody can really predict the weather from one year to the next, it’s wise to choose and select those corn and soybean products that have yield stability. FIRST's Corey Rozenboom explores the unexpected curve balls with the 2019 growing season.

https://www.agupdate.com/midwestmessenger/news/crop/ unexpected-results-in-19-plot-testing/article_028e21e8-281f-11ea-b73f-eb4de8192e74.html

Author: Katy Moore


Farms.com | ISA Releases Soybean Variety Value Data To Help Protect Farm Revenue

The Illinois Soybean Association has posted an updated list of high-value soybean varieties to help farmers fight back against farm revenue losses from synthetic feed ingredients. Each variety listed was planted in the 2018 F.I.R.S.T. trials and planted in at least one test plot in Illinois from 2013 to 2018.

https://www.farms.com/news/isa-releases-soybean-variety-value-data-to-help-protect-farm-revenue-152372.aspx

More Information: https://www.ilsoy.org/press-release/isa-releases-soybean-variety-value-data-help-protect-farm-revenue


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Farm Progress | Choose Right Corn Hybrids for Your Farm

Choosing the right corn hybrids every year is a top priority especially given the continuing crop market challenges. Hybrid selection is critically important for 2020, as it encompasses about 18% of total production cost of a corn-soybean rotation.

Link: https://www.farmprogress.com/corn/choose-right-corn-hybrids-your-farm

Author: Terry Basol


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Photo from G. Amaya

Iowa Farmer Today | Late plantings lead to delays and excess moisture in soybean trials

Despite snow and other delays in harvest season, soybean test results are better than expected.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/iowafarmertoday/news/crop/late-plantings-lead-to-delays-and-excess-moisture-in-soybean-trials/article_6d7d556c-0c6f-11ea-8ce7-bfba935db02a.html

Author: Aaron Viner

 


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United Soybean Board | Study Builds On Existing Data To Confirm Strategic Priorities

Researchers from several Midwestern universities collaborated on a project, funded by the soy checkoff, clarifying several issues ranging from the regional protein concentration of soybeans to the relationship between protein concentration and yield.

Link: https://www.unitedsoybean.org/article/study-builds-on-existing-data-to-confirm-strategic-priorities

Full Research Paper in Nature: Scientific Reports :  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32895-0