Corn Acres Planted: ‘Rain Washed the Chalkboard Clean” – Bull Market Factors? – DTN

🕔Jun 3, 2019On May 10, USDA estimated a 15.03-billion-bushel (bb) corn crop planted on 92.8 million acres, resulting in a higher ending corn stocks estimate of 2.485 bb for 2019-20, the most […]

Corn Belt: What’s Ahead? Late Planting and Projected Yields, 2019

🕔May 2, 2019Wet conditions in much of the Corn Belt continue to hamper corn planting progress this spring.  The USDA’s most recent weekly Crop Progress report indicated that only 15 percent of the corn […]

Georgia’s Dowdy Does It Again – Tops 500 Bushels In U.S. Corn Yield Contest – DTN

🕔Dec 20, 2016Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Georgia, and Dowdy Farms produced two yields in excess of 500 bushels per acre in the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest. It is the first time […]

Nebraska Corn: Finding the Balance Between Yield and Cover Crop Biomass

🕔Dec 6, 2016Cover crops can provide either ecosystem services or forage benefits but understanding how they fit in cropping systems is still limited. In the US Midwest, fall-seeded cover crops are limited […]

Corn Belt Yield Projections: Dryland Uncertainty

🕔Jul 18, 2016(Top) A field approaching silking (R1) near O’Neill. (Bottom) A field that has already reached silking near Mead. (Photos courtesy of Nicolas Cafaro La Menza and Agustina Diale; taken on […]

Kentucky Corn: Planting Date Not as Important as Good Soil Conditions

🕔Apr 9, 2015Chad Lee, Extension Agronomist, University of Kentucky For many producers, spring planting is late. While everyone is anxious to get a crop planted, corn yield may not be as tied […]

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