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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Soybean pod shattering (10/27/14)

Stalk and Crown Rots (10/06/14)

Sudden death syndrome or brown stem rot (09/02/14)

Soybean diseases to watch for (07/14/14)

Fungicide applications in corn (06/30/14)

Watch for Japanese beetles (06/23/14)

Postemerge herbicide applications in corn (06/16/14)

Sidedressing corn (06/09/14)

Spotted wing drosophila and brown marmorated stink bugs (06/02/14)

Black cutworms and wheat disease update (05/24/14)

Time to check your corn (05/20/14)

Soybean planting date and depth (05/12/14)

Micronutrients for your crop (05/05/14)

Nitrogen fertilizer for soybeans (04/28/14)

Planting soybeans early (04/21/14)

New technology to change the potential of crops (04/14/14)

Corn planting time (04/07/14)

Sulfur for your crop (03/31/14)

Checking stored grain (03/24/14)

Topdressing wheat (03/17/14)

Maximizing corn yield (03/10/14)

Resistant weeds (03/03/14)

Chicken litter applied in the spring (02/24/14) 1

Wheat -- early season management (02/17/14)

Winter wheat survival (02/10/14)

Soybean cyst nematode (02/03/14)

New herbicides for 2014 (01/27/14)

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth (01/20/14)

Spray drift and insurance (01/13/14)

Corn seeding rates (01/06/14)

Poultry litter (12/30/13)

Red root rot of corn (12/23/13)

Corn rootworm (12/17/13)

Continuous corn (12/09/13)

Missouri variety testing results and new insect traits (12/02/13)

Managing stored grain (11/26/13)

2014 Seed Supply (11/19/13)

Tillage Systems (11/11/13)

Fall Fertilization (11/05/13)

Roundup Ready soybean patent expiration (10/29/13)

New soil test (10/21/13)

Fall tillage (10/14/13)

Corn drydown (10/14/13)

Fall herbicide applications (10/02/13)

Managing the 2013 corn crop harvest (09/26/13)

Soybeans: A possible forage crop (09/19/13)

Crop update: Corn and soybean (09/13/13)

Corn condition (08/30/13)

Late season soybean insects (08/30/13)

Will the late planting and cool weather affect maturity of late planted crops? (08/19/13)

Time to check for spider mites and corn pollination success (08/13/13) 1

Mid-season soybean diseases (08/13/13)

Mid-season corn leaf diseases and Japanese Beetles (08/02/13)

Fungicides on corn (08/02/13)

Controlling and managing Marestail (horseweed) and Japanese Beetles (08/02/13)

Controlling waterhemp in emerged soybeans (08/02/13)

Wheat update (05/21/13)

More farmers adding sulfur to soil (02/07/13)

Fungicides can help with protection (01/31/13)

Fungicides can help with protection (01/31/13)

New herbicide choices for 2013 (01/21/13)

Bt resistant rootworms starting to show up in surrounding states (12/19/12)

Sample for SCN before picking out 2013 seed (10/23/12)

Climate change and its effect on agriculture (10/18/12)

New traits available for 2013 seed (09/27/12)

Mold can spread quickly in grain bins (09/18/12)

Watch out for herbicide carryover (08/23/12)

Spider mites bugging area soybean fields (08/02/12)

10 ideas for improving bean yields (02/02/12)

New herbicides coming for 2012 (01/10/12)

Getting to 300 per bushels per acre (01/03/12)

Managing volunteer corn may be a problem in 2012 (12/27/11)

Palmer amaranth can cause considerable yield reduction (12/20/11)

Flooded field syndrome could be an issue in 2012 (12/13/11)

What weeds should you watch for? (12/06/11)

Check grain bins for insect infestation (11/30/11)

Selecting the right seed (11/14/11)

Fall anhydrous ammonia application (11/08/11)

New traits coming from seed companies will help with moisture, fertilization and chemicals (10/31/11)

Some old solutions to new weed-control problems (10/24/11)

Dry weather can affect results of early fall soil tests (10/17/11)

There are several considerations when applying fertilizer in the fall (10/03/11)

Use your time in combine seat to scout fields (09/19/11)

Managing corn stover with Fall nitrogen applications (09/16/11)

Carefully check for drought-stressed corn (08/29/11)

Soybean podworms can strip field quickly (08/22/11)

What is causing yellow flash in soybeans? (08/17/11)

Hot, dry weather always a concern (08/09/11)

Hot weather just right for spider mites (08/01/11)

How much is heat affecting corn and soybeans? (07/25/11)

Fescue - New beneficial endophytes coming soon (07/20/11)

It is time to consider applying fungicide (07/13/11)

Japanese beetles found in area traps (07/05/11)

Japanese Beetles are showing up in local traps (06/29/11)

Current maps show area not at risk for nitrogen losses in corn (06/22/11)

Cutworms showing up in area corn and soybeans (06/13/11)

Recent cold snap ideal for corn diseases (06/06/11)

Early insects may start showing up in corn (05/27/11)

Early planted corn still a concern (05/16/11)

Insects starting to show up in area fields (05/09/11)

Several considerations to use before replanting corn (05/02/11)

Corn Planting -- Soil Temperature and black cutworms (04/12/11)

Important to control weeds early in corn (04/05/11)

How important is stand uniformity when planting corn? (03/28/11)

How deep should corn be planted? (03/24/11)

Refuge requirements change for Bt corn (03/14/11)

Pigweed is proving to be stubborn weed (03/09/11)

The good, bad and the ugly for corn planting season (02/21/11)

Podworm infestations in soybeans may be a cause for concern in 2011 (02/14/11)

Early Season Weed Management (01/31/11)

Strip-till practices being researched (01/24/11)

Sudden Death Syndrome always a concern in soybeans (01/17/11)

Today's better air quality means sulfur levels in fields are lower (01/10/11)

Know what you are getting when buying seed treatments (01/03/11)

Many new herbicides will be on the market this year (12/27/10)

Take care when using and storing poly tanks on the farm (12/20/10)

Seed choices are multiplying, becoming more complicated (12/17/10)

New invention may help control soybean cyst nematode (12/06/10)

Frogeye Leafspot may become resistant to fungicides (11/29/10)

Simple strategies may help in buying fertilizer (11/26/10)

Corn nematodes are becoming a problem (11/16/10)

And you thought Asian ladybird beetles were bad (11/12/10)

It's a good time to adjust fertilizer for higher yields (11/01/10)

Just when you thought all the pests were done with your crop... (09/13/10)

Check corn stalks for ability to stand this fall (09/08/10)

New pest may cause damage to area soybeans (08/30/10)

Great opportunity to analyze your 2010 nitrogen program (08/27/10)

Diplodia showing up in some area cornfields (08/09/10)

Crops growing well despite soggy start (08/02/10)

Soggy fields can cause a variety of diseases (07/26/10) 1

As our local University of Missouri Agronomy Extension Specialist, Crook has been writing a column for the print edition Agriculture page for the past three years and we will now be sharing it on our web version. Crook has a bachelor and masters degree in agronomy from University of Missouri and received his doctorate in Agronomy from Kansas State University. He was in soybean variety development research for 22 years for various seed companies and has been Saline County's agronomy specialist for 10 years.
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