Research studies have been done in the United States and Canada to determine the tolerance of cover crops to various soil applied corn herbicides. This Field Crop News article provides an overview of the results of that work, and provides some consensus across the different locations.
Now is a great time to scout for wireworms and grubs. How much time there is to scout for these pests depends on how quickly the soil warms up and dries down. Read more on the pests and scouting from this Field Crop News article.
The recent Statistics Canada Principal Field Crops areas report, which gives a first glimpse of farmers' intentions for the upcoming crop year, shows the country's soybean acres falling for the second consecutive year to 5.306 million acres, down from a high reached in 2014 of 5.562 ma. Read more on the decline from this DTN Progressive Farmer article.
Canola futures were stronger on Friday, boosted by fund buying once again as the futures flirted with upside resistance.
Wheat and corn futures managed small gains on Friday, while soybeans ended mixed.
North American soybean producers have the misfortune of their Argentina counterparts to thank for the highest futures prices in a year.
Thanks to expected larger wheat and corn crops, the International Grains Council (IGC) has raised its estimate of 2016-17 worldwide total grain production to a potential new record high.
Projected returns for canola, soybeans, peas and durum were higher - and wheat lower - in updated Pool Return Outlooks (PROs) released Thursday by G3 Canada for its 2016-17 Early Delivery Pool.
Weaker demand and lower prices have fababeans trailing some of their more high-profile pulse counterparts when it comes to grower intentions across the Canadian Prairies this year.
Canola futures were lower at Thursday's close, retreating from earlier advances in the final minutes as early fund buying gave way to farmer hedges.