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Georgia Corn: Yields Lower Than Last Year’s Crop

Georgia Corn: Yields Lower Than Last Year’s Crop

👤By Julie Jernigan, University of Georgia 🕔Nov 30, 2017

Georgia’s corn yields were lower than expected this season due to prolonged cloudy conditions this summer, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn, soybean and small grains agronomist Reagan Noland. Following this harvest season, Noland said that farmers reported

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Alabama Corn: Good Sunlight Critical for High Yields

Alabama Corn: Good Sunlight Critical for High Yields

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Nov 20, 2017

The poet Robert Frost penned that good fences make good neighbors. Just as good fences make good neighbors, good sunlight is critical for high corn yields if it is supplemented with adequate moisture.  There’s the rub, getting good sunlight when

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Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

👤By Todd Whitneym University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialist 🕔Nov 14, 2017

Grain test weight, often used as a grain quality indicator, is a volumetric measurement based on an official bushel being 1.244 cubic feet. For U.S. No. 1 yellow corn, the official minimum test weight is 56 pounds per bushel. If

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Iowa Corn: Addressing the Edge or Border Effect on Yields

Iowa Corn: Addressing the Edge or Border Effect on Yields

👤By Mark Westgate and Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University Extension Agronomists 🕔Nov 8, 2017

There have been many reports of corn along the edge of the fields yielding drastically less than the remainder of the field. In many cases, the yield loss is most obvious on the southern edge of the field, but it

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Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields?

Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields?

👤By Scott Irwin, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Nov 2, 2017

In the Crop Production report released on October 10, 2017 the USDA estimated the U.S. average yield of corn to be 171.8 bushels per acre and the average yield of soybeans to be 49.5 bushels per acre. The October yield estimates confirmed

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Grain Markets: Don’t Tunnel Vision on Yield Estimates, More Factors Are at Play – DTN

Grain Markets: Don’t Tunnel Vision on Yield Estimates, More Factors Are at Play – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman, DTN Analyst 🕔Aug 30, 2017

As we get ready to turn out the lights on August 2017, we have to admit this has been a bearish time for corn prices. As of Monday, DTN’s national index of cash corn prices had dropped more than 25

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Nebraska: Estimating Potential Corn Yields

Nebraska: Estimating Potential Corn Yields

👤By Roger Elmore, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 28, 2017

What will corn yields be like for the 2017 harvest? The biggest unknown now is seed weight. All the other yield components are set — plants per acre, ears per plant, rows per ear, kernels per row. The USDA yield forecast,

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Corn Yield Estimating: Start at Dough or Beginning Dent Stage – DTN

Corn Yield Estimating: Start at Dough or Beginning Dent Stage – DTN

👤By Daniel Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist 🕔Aug 25, 2017

August makes for a lot of interest in yield estimates. Recent USDA and other estimates have many of us wondering how many bushels are out there.   With all the hot and dry weather my area of eastern Nebraska experienced

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Iowa Corn: Yield Estimates – Using the Yield Component Method

Iowa Corn: Yield Estimates – Using the Yield Component Method

👤By Mark Licht, Iowa State University Extension Specialist 🕔Aug 22, 2017

It’s that time of year when corn yield estimations increase. The USDA NASS objective yield survey came out on August 17. This report indicates the third highest yield on record (behind 2016 and 2015) at 188 bushels per acre. Moderate

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Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest – 2 Prediction Methods

Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest – 2 Prediction Methods

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Fancy colored yield maps are fine for verifying grain yields at the end of the harvest season, but bragging rights for the highest corn yields are established earlier than that down at the Main Street Cafe, on the corner of

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