Kentucky Soybeans: Seed Quality Moving Backwards in the Field

🕔Oct 9, 2018The excessive rains of September and early October are more than many soybean plants can handle. The wet weather occurred as soybean seeds were at physiological maturity or approaching it. […]

Kentucky Corn: Impact of July, Aug. Weather on Yields

🕔Sep 14, 2018Rainfall and temperatures influences corn yield throughout its lifecycle, but especially during the seed fill period. Dr. Bob Nielsen at Purdue recently wrote an excellent article on temperatures, rainfall and […]

Kentucky Corn: Late Season Flooding – What Can We Expect?

🕔Sep 12, 2018Northern and eastern Kentucky received as much as 6 to 8 inches of rainfall the last 7 days. Some cornfields were flooded. The heavy rains north of the Ohio River […]

Kentucky Corn: Current Yield Prediction Might Be High

🕔Aug 15, 2018The USDA Crop Forecast from August 10, 2018 predicted Kentucky corn at 175 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from 2017. They forecast a national yield that is about 2 […]

Kentucky Corn: Erratic Crops in an Erratic Spring

🕔Jun 1, 2018Corn across Kentucky has had a difficult week. Corn looks erratic in many fields, especially in the eastern half of the Commonwealth. Much of the crop is finally large enough […]

Kentucky Wheat: Harvest Aid Options and Considerations

🕔May 23, 2018Cool temperatures during late-winter and early-spring delayed wheat development across much of Kentucky earlier this year. Even as recently as early May, some reports that wheat was around 5 to […]

Kentucky Corn: Late Planting Start? Don’t Make it Worse.

🕔Apr 11, 2018The calendar says that farmers in western and southern Kentucky should be planting corn. The weather says something very different right now. At some point, the temperatures will increase and […]

Kentucky: Yield Goals Could Cost You Alot of Money in 2015

🕔Feb 14, 2015Recently, I worked with a small group of farmers who were interested in trimming costs, but not yield, in 2015. They provided their soil test values, historical yields, crop history, […]

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