Minnesota Corn: Rotating from Alfalfa? Don’t Compromise on Best Practices.

🕔Apr 23, 2018There are many advantages to planting corn after alfalfa, including greater yield potential, reduced nitrogen needs from fertilizer or manure, and reduced pest pressure compared to when corn follows other […]

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 Planting: Positive Signs after a Slow Start

🕔Apr 20, 2018Parts of Illinois received some precipitation for the third Sunday in a row (starting with Easter) on April 15, and in a few places, also for the third Sunday in […]

Corn: How Many Days Does It Take to Plant the U.S. Crop?

🕔Apr 20, 2018Corn planting progress in the U.S. is always a staple of market conversations this time of year. The cold and wet conditions (snow!) in the Corn Belt during the first […]

Iowa Corn: 4 Planting Considerations for 2018

🕔Apr 18, 2018This spring has already brought on concerns about poor weather resulting in delays on corn planting. At this point in time, there is still time. It is highly important to […]

Nebraska Corn: Cold Soil and Planting Windows

🕔Apr 16, 2018Mid-April approaches and days slowly grow longer. But, irrespective of the calendar, soil temperatures at 4 inches hovered around 40⁰F early this week and seven-day lows stayed near freezing. Our hopes […]

Pennsylvania: Strategies for Planting Corn and Soybean Varieties

🕔Apr 13, 2018Having a range of variety maturities is a good strategy for spreading risk on many farms. Earlier corn hybrids and soybean varieties provide some advantages for earlier planting of cover […]

Michigan Corn: When Is the Best Time to Plant?

🕔Apr 12, 2018Planting date research has shown that the optimum corn planting period for much of Michigan is from the beginning to middle of May. Numerous studies have shown that there were […]



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