Corn: Here We Go Again – How Long to Plant the U.S. Crop?

🕔Apr 18, 2019USDA’s release of the March Prospective Planting report indicated an increase in planted acreage for corn in 2019.  At 92.8 million acres, the report shows approximately 3.7 million additional acres […]

Arkansas Corn: Stand Establishment Issues, Replant Considerations

🕔Apr 17, 2019Sometimes a picture tells a story better than words like the 30 day precipitations map of the Mid-South shown below from March 16-April 16, 2019. As you might expect many […]

Illinois Corn: Variable vs. Uniform Seeding Rates

🕔Apr 17, 2019Along with colleagues from Ohio State University, we took a look recently at data from a lot of corn plant population trials in both Ohio and Illinois to see if […]

Ohio Corn: Assessing the Value of Variable Seeding Rates

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔Apr 16, 2019Finding the best seeding rate is important for efficient corn production, but the “optimum” seeding rate – the one that maximizes profitability – can vary within and among fields with […]

Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔Apr 15, 2019Conventional wisdom says that the prime planting “window” to maximize corn yields in much of Indiana opens about April 20 and closes about May 10. This “window” typically opens about […]

Mississippi Corn: How Late Can We Plant?

🕔Apr 10, 2019Recent rains have temporarily halted planting progress across much of the state. It is well known that corn is normally more productive when planted early, primarily because its’ sensitive reproductive […]

Minnesota: Corn Planting – Reduce Risk, Maximize Economic Return

🕔Apr 9, 2019Successful corn stand establishment is the foundation for high yield and profitability. It is driven by soil conditions during preplant tillage and planting, along with the date, depth, and rate […]

Corn: Tar Spot – Things to Keep in Mind Ahead of Planting – Podcast

🕔Apr 3, 2019University of Illinois Extension Plant Pathologist Nathan Kleczewski recently conducted an interview through the Illinois Extension news service regarding pre-season management and preparation for tar spot in 2019. Some quick […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Planting with Seedling Diseases, Low Germination Rates

🕔Apr 2, 2019You know what they say: March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well, it certainly feels like this past winter was just one extended lion. While […]

Texas LRGV: Cotton Planting Slowed by Cold; Corn Looks Good

🕔Mar 29, 2019Welcome back everyone for another growing season in the LRGV!  All county cotton and grain sorghum variety trials have been planted. A big thank you to our cooperating growers: Chuck McCutchen, […]

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