Pennsylvania Corn: Time to Switch Corn Hybrid Maturities?

🕔May 28, 2018Looking at USDA’s Weekly Crop Progress as of May 20, planting progress is certainly behind where we would normally be on this date. Statewide, corn is reported as 35% planted, […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Impacts of Planting Green on Emergence

🕔May 11, 2018The practice of planting a cash crop into a living cover crop is still is in its infancy. Fortunately, we’ve had the opportunity to learn from many early adopters of […]

Tennessee Corn: Destroying a Poor Stand in Order to Replant

🕔May 1, 2018A number of questions have come in over the past several days on how best to destroy a partial stand of corn and replant back to corn. Apparently there will […]

Tennessee Corn: Patience Needed to Finish Planting

🕔Apr 27, 2018Wet weather this week is giving us time to formulate a plan to work with what is turning out to be a delayed planting year for corn. Other states, including the Midwest, are also […]

Corn: Will the 2018 Crop Get Planted ‘On Time’?

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🕔Apr 26, 2018It is generally acknowledged that the U.S. average corn yield is largely determined by weather conditions during the reproductive and grain filling stages during the summer months. Still, weather conditions […]

Ohio Corn: Adjusting Management Practices for a Late Start

🕔Apr 24, 2018As prospects for a timely start to spring planting diminish, growers need to reassess their planting strategies and consider adjustments. Since delayed planting reduces the yield potential of corn, the […]

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 […]

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