Northern Alabama: Shallow Hardpan Robbing Growers of Yields, Profits

🕔Aug 14, 2018I have encountered a serious problem, a hardpan 3-4 inches deep, in dozens of fields over the last two years that is robbing north Alabama growers of yield and profits […]

USDA Reports Update: Corn, Soybean Yields Raised – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018USDA pegged the national average corn yield at 178.4 bushels per acre (bpa), higher than last month’s 174 bpa estimate and the average pre-report estimate. That bumped up estimated production […]

Soybean Production Up from Last Year, Corn, Cotton Down – USDA

🕔Aug 10, 2018Corn production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, down less than 1 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 178.4 bushels […]

Louisiana: Herbicide Issues Highlight Field Day

🕔Jul 24, 2018Dry weather in northeast Louisiana during the early summer came to an end and drove participants indoors for the annual interagency rolling crop field tour held July 17 at the […]

Indiana: Davis Purdue Ag Center Field Day, Farmland, Aug. 30

🕔Jul 20, 2018Purdue Extension will host Davis Purdue Agricultural Center Field Day on Aug. 30. Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers and Purdue Extension. These […]

Indiana: Crops Field Day, West Lafayette, Sept. 6

🕔Jul 17, 2018Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, will be among the featured topics on Sept. 6 at Purdue University Extension’s annual Crops Field Day. Drones have been generating […]

Climate Change: Longer Growing Season, More Heat – 115 Years of Data

🕔Jul 2, 2018The past century of climate change has extended the average U.S. growing season by nearly two weeks but driven annual buildups of yield-stifling heat in the West and Northeast, says […]

Arkansas’ Soybean, Corn, Cotton, Rice Acreage Increases in 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018The nation’s No. 1 rice producer added even more acres this year, and its soybean growers planted the most acres since 1997, according to the Arkansas numbers from Friday’s Acreage […]

Crop Outlook Webinar, July 3

🕔Jun 19, 2018Join the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture for a free Crop Outlook Webinar on July 3 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT). Purdue agricultural economists Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier and I […]

Illinois: Fertilizer, Seed, Chemical Costs – 2019 Projections

🕔Jun 7, 2018Fertilizer, seed, and chemical costs represent a sizable portion of the total costs of producing corn. In this article, costs for these three inputs are reported for the years from […]

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