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Research leading to fungicide resistance prevention

Missouri soybean growers are working with Kaitlyn Bissonnette, University of Missouri Associate plant pathologist, to determine whether to apply fungicide to control disease. Bissonnette was talking about her research on fungicide resistance and on soybean strip trials at the Missouri State Fair.  To find out more, visit mosoy.org. Brought to you by Missouri’s soybean farmers and…read more »

Field camera system looks at lodging in cereal crops

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are developing a custom field camera track system to collect data on dynamic plant traits. Research lead Alex Susko says the project looks at how cereal crops respond to wind in real time to better understand lodging. “Coming up with ways you can actually quantify that and possibly look…read more »

Production, trade disputes will keep soybean prices lower

The combination of large production and trade disputes has an agriculture economist projecting pressure on soybeans in the foreseeable future.  Gary Schnitkey at the University of Illinois says soybeans will be lower than the $9.75 they’ve averaged for the last few years. “I would be betting on soybeans closer to $9 for the foreseeable future,”…read more »

Milk futures, cash dairy mixed

Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mixed Tuesday, somewhat supported by declining global prices. August milk closed a penny lower at $15.01.  September milk up a penny at $15.70.  October closed up three cents at $16.04.  November up four cents at $16.05.  December through next July contracts closed two cents lower…read more »