Corn: Current Crop Ratings Similar to 2017 Record – DTN Sep 17, 2021

🕔Sep 17, 2021
The U.S. 2021 crop season is well into the homestretch. Harvest is underway. Very warm to hot daytime conditions now tail off with the earlier onset of evening. Neighborhood conversation […]

Breeding Better Seed to Withstand Weather Disasters – DTN Sep 4, 2021

🕔Sep 4, 2021
Only one corn-breeding line out of about 150 remained standing after a derecho slammed into Beck’s Superior Hybrids nursery, near Marshalltown, Iowa, last summer. Winds exceeding 100 mph are an […]

Spring Crops Benefitted from May Rains, More Heat Needed – DTN May 21, 2021

🕔May 21, 2021
May’s chilly start wasn’t welcomed by many this spring. Cool soils slowed emergence, stymied pre-plant herbicides and took a toll on young crop stands. But by golly, cereal crops were […]

Plains Winter Wheat Mostly Escaped Freeze Damage – DTN May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
The winter wheat crop mostly escaped disaster from a late-April freeze in the Central and Southern Great Plains, though reports of isolated damage have surfaced. Record- or near-record-low temperatures were […]

Midwest: Weather Gives Planting the Cold Shoulder – DTN Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
“Send it” may be a popular phrase when it comes to planting, but this week, many farmers across the Midwest are contemplating whether they should “park it” for a few […]

Farm Family Shares Lessons Learned from Derecho Damage – DTN Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
Some people chase storms. The Stalzer family are starting to wonder if they attract them. The Haverhill, Iowa, farmers spent $150,000 to rebuild grain bins after a 2011 derecho. If […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Derecho Residue Management Tips – DTN Apr 1, 2021

🕔Apr 1, 2021
Corn residue management could be more challenging this spring in fields affected by last summer’s derecho. But there are steps farmers can take to minimize residue issues before and during […]

Midwest Weather: Dry Forecast Continues – DTN Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
If drought predictions issued March 18 verify, the record-setting rain and snow event across the western and southern Plains during the March 12-14 weekend may not have a long shelf […]

Weather: La Nina Dryness Forecast for Spring – DTN Feb 23, 2021

🕔Feb 23, 2021
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the USDA Midwest Climate Hub have drought in focus for much of the central region of the United States through […]

Midwest Soybeans: Early Planting – Is It Worth the Risk? – DTN Nov 13, 2020

🕔Nov 13, 2020
Farmers aren’t ready to give early-planted soybeans the cold shoulder after a late frost damaged young plants this year, which forced some to replant a limited number of acres. Producers […]

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