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Issue No. 14/July 8, 2011

White Mold Q&A
White mold, also known as Sclerotinia stem rot, is the source of many recent questions from producers.

Is Wheat Straw Worth Anything?
Removing straw means exporting nutrients from the field. How to determine the amount being taken out is detailed.

Applying Nitrogen Late in the Game
Symptoms suggesting nitrogen deficiency will disappear from many fields as soils dry. But where more nitrogen is indeed needed, the sooner it is applied, the better the yield response is likely to be.

The Illinois Corn Crop in Midseason
Sugar levels should be high in most corn plants at present, but the effect of good conditions can be overcome if it turns dry and hot later in July.