Midwest Corn: Hybrid Maturity Decisions for Delayed Planting

🕔May 6, 2019Delayed planting seasons create a lot of frustrations for everyone involved with planting crops. One of the agronomic questions that comes up when planting is seriously delayed is whether farmers […]

Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum

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🕔Apr 15, 2019Conventional wisdom says that the prime planting “window” to maximize corn yields in much of Indiana opens about April 20 and closes about May 10. This “window” typically opens about […]

Weed Control: Top Priority in Delayed Spring Planting – DTN

🕔Apr 12, 2019With major storm systems working their way across the Plains, Midwest and South this week, planting may seem a more distant dream than ever. For some farmers, it may be […]

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 […]

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