Corn: Optimize Planting Rates to Maximize Return on Investment – DTN Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
John Verell III is a corn-yield champion, but pushing seeding rates is not part of his winning strategy on his farm, near Jackson, Tennessee. In 2019, a yield of 320.8 […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Seed Quality Moving Backwards in the Field Oct 9, 2018

🕔Oct 9, 2018
The 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, 2018

🕔Sep 14, 2018
Rainfall 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, 2018

🕔Sep 12, 2018
Northern 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, 2018

🕔Aug 15, 2018
The 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, 2018

🕔Jun 1, 2018
Corn 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, 2018

🕔May 23, 2018
Cool 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, 2018

🕔Apr 11, 2018
The 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, 2015

🕔Feb 14, 2015
Recently, 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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