Editor's Note: DTN Canadian Grains Analyst Cliff Jamieson, who usually blogs for DTN's Canada Grains Pro site, wrote today on Statistics Canada releasing its first report of expected 2014 production levels for Canadian crops. The report was based on results from a survey of 12,850 producers during the July 23 to Aug. 4 period. We're sharing the comments with U.S. customers interested in how Canada's harvest might affect world grain and oilseed stocks.
A University of Illinois entomologist and his grad student endure summer heat and impressive heights to track the dispersal habits of the western corn rootworm, which is proving to be alarmingly mobile.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produces semi-determinate soybean plants, in the hopes that their smaller stature could help farmers with lodging in high-yielding environments.
With reports of heavy rootworm pressure surfacing in the Corn Belt, entomologists are urging growers to get out and dig roots to check their level of rootworm pressure before they select seed for next year.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected this weekend in the northwest Midwest, Northern Plains and into the Canadian Prairies. Central areas of the Midwest and Plains may get some light rains, while other crop areas are expected dry. » More DTN Weather Commentary