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Nitrogen management in sugar beets important

BURLEY — Managing nitrogen has always been a balancing act for sugar beet growers. Plants need nitrogen early in the season to put on weight, but too much late in the year can cause sugar levels to fall.

Study warns of blackspot bruising potential

The accumulative impact of Idaho’s hot days, combined with warm evenings that failed to cool down, could result in blackspot bruising early in the harvest season, according to a recent study.

Ag Futures: Corn can’t pop

Corn prices continued lower this week, dropping underneath $3.50 per bushel for the first time this year after the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed improving corn crop quality on Monday.