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AgDay Daily Recap -July 19, 2013

July 19, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

JULY 19, 2013

 

DROUGHT MONITOR:

THE NEW DROUGHT MONITOR CAME OUT THURSDAY. IT SHOWS ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS RE-ENTERED THE PICTURE IN PARTS OF THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN CORNBELT.

CROP WATCH:

SHOWERS THIS WEEK MAY PROVIDE SOME HELP IN TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO, BUT THE SOUTHWEST REMAINS IN AN INTENSE DROUGHT. FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, IT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE FROM LAST YEAR. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS THAT AND MORE IN TODAY'S CROPWATCH, MIKE.

CORN COLLEGE:

SELECT FARMERS FROM FLORIDA TO NORTH DAKOTA ARE GATHERING THIS WEEK FOR THE ANNUAL FARM JOURNAL CORN COLLEGE. IT'S UNDERWAY IN HEYWORTH, ILLINOIS. THE GOAL OF THE COLLEGE IS HELP FARMERS GET MORE BUSHELS PER ACRE.  ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS IS NOTED FARM JOURNAL ASSOCIATE FIELD AGRONOMIST MISSY BAUER. CLINTON GRIFFITHS TALKED WITH MISSY ABOUT THE MIDWEST HEATWAVE AND IT'S IMPACT ON THE LATE CORN CROP.

ERGOT DISEASE:

EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE CAUSING A FUNGUS INFECTION ON MISSOURI PASTURES. AND UNFORTUNATELY, SOME LIVESTOCK HAVE DIED AS A RESULT. IT'S CALLED ERGOT

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