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MRTN/Split Rate Calculator apps available

The MRTN Android app has been updated to include a split rate and cost comparison calculator. The new version is also now available for the Apple iPhone and iPad. The Apple app is available in the iTunes app store listed as " MRTN/Nitrogen Application Calculator ". To download the Android app, click on this link...

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Aspergillus ear rot. Photo by Robert Bellm

Aflatoxin Alert

Pouring salt into a wound- Despite recent rains the drought continues to reduce the value of this year's corn crop. To some area farmers' dismay, elevators are rejecting truckloads of grain based on the detection of aflatoxin in the grain. Aflatoxin is a toxic and carcinogenic compound produced by the Aspergillus fungus. This ear rot fungus occurs most often in hot dry years. It will in...

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