Nebraska Cover Crops: Termination Factors, Burndown Considerations

🕔Apr 23, 2018With cold spring conditions this year, cover crop plant growth has been delayed and questions have come up as to whether that should affect timing of cover crop termination. In […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Costs of Production in 2017

🕔Apr 23, 2018In 2017, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $876 in the northern section, $868 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Corn: Neighbor Farmers Growing Different Hybrids – It Takes a Village – DTN

🕔Apr 23, 2018Low commodity prices are prompting some farmers to plant specialty corn to boost their income. But care must be taken when planting different hybrids next to each other, or farmers […]

DTN Grain Open: Spring Rains Bring Green Grains

🕔Apr 23, 20186:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 2 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher. CME Globex Recap: The […]

Midwest Planting: Is it Spring Yet? Farmers Waiting for Sunshine – DTN

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cold, snow and rain have kept farmers out of the field across the Midwest, but once the sun starts shining, watch out. “We do have a good forecast, and when […]

Mississippi: Corn Planting, Progress Hindered by Cold, Rain

🕔Apr 20, 2018More than half of Mississippi’s expected corn crop has been planted and is emerging, although cool and wet weather have made progress difficult. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist with the […]

Minnesota Corn: Weather Delays Planting, Optimal Window Remains Open

🕔Apr 20, 2018Much of Minnesota has been covered in snow past mid-April and it will take some time for field conditions to dry enough for field work and planting to begin. Farmers […]

Midwest Corn and Soy: Are You Really Planting More Acres Per Week?

🕔Apr 20, 2018The number of 30-, 40-, and 60-ft wide (or larger) field crop planters across the U.S. Midwest is greater today than, say, twenty years ago. Certainly, individual farmers can plant […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 5 Tips for Slug Management

🕔Apr 20, 2018Slugs can be a difficult pest to manage when conditions are favorable for them, which has been the case often (particularly in southern Illinois) over the last couple of years. […]

North Carolina Corn: Time to Control Seedling Insect Pests

🕔Apr 20, 2018Almost no one scouts their corn until it is too late. While insecticide seed treatments work some of the time and for some insects, they can’t eliminate all problems. This […]

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