Michigan: Protecting Crops from Wildlife Feeding – Webinar, March 22

🕔Mar 14, 2019Many farmers enjoy recreational hunting, and opening day of gun season for white-tailed deer is something just short of a national holiday in Michigan. Others just enjoy seeing wildlife out […]

Indiana Corn: How Does Plant Population Affect Yield?

🕔Mar 11, 2019The cost of seed corn is the largest single variable input cost for most Indiana corn growers. Minimizing that cost involves a combination of shrewd purchasing skills and wise selection of […]

Indiana Corn: How Effective Are Sulfur Applications at Boosting Yields?

🕔Dec 7, 2018Sulfur (S) deficiency is becoming more common in Indiana crops because S emissions from coal-fired power plants have decreased over the past few decades and, thus, so has atmospheric S […]

Corn: High Yields Don’t Mean High Test Weights – Why It Matters

🕔Sep 25, 2018Among the top 10 most discussed (and cussed) topics at the Chat ‘n Chew Cafe during corn harvest season is the grain test weight being reported from corn fields in […]

Indiana Corn: Field Drydown of Mature Grain

🕔Sep 24, 2018Delayed maturity of corn due to late planting or simply cool growing seasons often translates into delayed or slow drydown of mature corn grain prior to harvest and, consequently, higher […]

Indiana Corn: Short Husks and Exposed Ears

🕔Aug 31, 2018Periods of severe stress can do all sorts of strange things to crops. One oddity that has been reported by a number of folks this year is often described as […]

Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest

🕔Aug 20, 2018Fancy 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 […]

Ohio Corn: Estimating Yields at Early Stages of Kernel Development

🕔Jul 31, 2018Corn growers often want to estimate grain yields prior to harvest in order to help with marketing and harvest plans. Two procedures that are widely used for estimating corn grain […]

Indiana Corn: Effects of Severe Stress During Grain Filling

🕔Jul 27, 2018Yield potential in corn is influenced at several stages of growth and development. Ear size potential (number of potential kernels) is determined quite early, from about leaf stage V6 to […]

Indiana Corn: Unusually Long Silks – Are They a Problem?

🕔Jul 11, 2018The other day, one of the patrons of Rudy’s Bar and Grill walks in with an ear of corn that exhibited long, flowing locks of blonde silks tumbling down the […]

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