These sunflowers are just about ready for dessication and harvest. Farmer Edward Fiveash says they aim for pie plate size heads. The head size has to do with the plant spacing. The further spread out the plants are the bigger
Farmers intended to plant about half of the 2015 soybean crop during June, but rains and flooding have delayed planting into July for some of those acres.
We had some high winds or tornadic activity in Southern Seminole and Decatur Counties this week. Here we see a couple of corn fields that were partially flattened. They were about a week from being made, a week from black
Producers of Mississippi’s four major row crops have managed heavy spring rains followed by extended windows of muggy but mostly dry June conditions with mixed results. These weather extremes have had different effects on corn, cotton, soybean and rice crops
The quest for GE wheat was dealt another setback this month, when UK scientists revealed that an aphid-repellant wheat variety didn’t hold up under field conditions. The five-year venture was a lesson in the difference between laboratory results and real-life
Even though essentially all of Indiana’s 2015 corn crop was planted on the first go around, frequent and excessive rains from late May to date, and the subsequent ponding, flooding, or saturated soil conditions have caused extensive damage to the
The latest harvest reports for the 2015 U.S. hard red winter (HRW) wheat crop indicate better than expected results despite the challenging weather events farmers faced earlier this year. Areas of extreme drought and excessive rain still threaten overall yield
Summary A strong ridge over the west and a deep trough over the east dominated the weather this past week. Record high temperatures were recorded over much of the west, with many locations reaching temperatures in the 110 degree range
Flood Conditions Continue to Hamper Barge Traffic Extreme rainfall events have caused flooding on much of the inland waterways and hampered barge traffic. During June, the flooding caused several lock closures on the Mississippi, Illinois, and Arkansas Rivers. During the
Most corn is between the V6 and V12 growth stages. Growers, seed companies, and agronomists are monitoring northern corn leaf blight in the area as lesions are now visible. Scouting will be important especially on more susceptible hybrids following corn.
Here is another round of production tips from Clemson Peanut Specialist Jay Chapin. An application of Cobra + crop oil went out on killable pigweed and it didn’t even slow