Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Is Impacting Yields, Causing Stalk Lodging

🕔Nov 7, 2018Tar spot, a fungal leaf disease of corn, was first reported in the U.S. in 2015 and in southwest Michigan’s Allegan County in 2016. As fields have been opened up […]

Nebraska Corn: Stalk, Grain Quality Decline in Wet Weather

🕔Oct 17, 2018Stalk and ear rot diseases continue to become more evident in many cornfields across Nebraska where prolonged periods of wet weather have delayed corn harvest. Producers should monitor for diseases […]

Ohio Corn: Harvest Delays Impact Crop Performance

🕔Oct 16, 2018Leaving corn to dry in the field exposes a crop to unfavorable weather conditions, as well as wildlife damage. A crop with weak plant integrity is more vulnerable to yield […]

Soggy Harvest Delays – Some Farmers Seed Shopping for 2019 – DTN

🕔Oct 9, 2018Even as wet weather stalls the 2018 corn and soybean harvest in parts of the Midwest, many farmers have their eyes on 2019 seed selection.   “It does seem early to […]

Ohio Corn Harvest: Stalk Quality Concerns

🕔Oct 3, 2018Poor stalk quality is being observed and reported in Ohio corn fields. One of the primary causes of this problem is stalk rot. Corn stalk rot, and consequently, lodging, are […]

Ohio Corn: Premature Kernel Sprouting

🕔Oct 3, 2018We have received several reports of premature corn kernel sprouting across Ohio. The ear in the picture exhibiting premature sprouting was sampled from one of the Ohio Corn Performance Test […]

Michigan Corn: Evaluate Stalk Strength Prior to Harvest

🕔Sep 28, 2018The 2018 growing season has been pretty quiet in many locations across southern Michigan when it comes to thunderstorm activity. While we have not seen too much in the way […]

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 […]

Iowa Corn: Drydown – How Will It Move Along This Fall?

🕔Sep 24, 2018Corn and soybean harvest has started across many parts of Iowa. Some areas of the state have swung between warm-dry and cool- wet weather within the last few days. With […]

Heavy Rain Continues Falling on Upper Midwest Harvest – DTN

🕔Sep 21, 2018Forecasts for heavy rain in the Upper Midwest for the final days of the official 2018 summer season have been verified — and the result is not favorable for harvest.  […]

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