Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Flash Drought and Crop Stress Concerns Jul 17, 2019

🕔Jul 17, 2019
The weather forecast for this next week is calling for daytime high temperatures in the 90s and even in the 100s across the state and low nighttime temperatures in the […]

Mississippi Cotton: Parrot-Beaked Bolls Aug 6, 2018

🕔Aug 6, 2018
Several calls and pictures have came in this week regarding “parrot-beaked” cotton bolls.  There are a number of things that can result in parrot beaked bolls including insect damage, heat […]

Scientists Sort Plant Genes for Drought Tolerance, Yield, Other Factors – DTN Oct 27, 2017

🕔Oct 27, 2017
An army of scientists is hard at work to understand how plants sense, defend and adapt to harsh environments. “Plants can’t relocate when conditions get tough. Survival relies on swiftly […]

Indiana: Herbicide Injury Samples – 3 Types Jun 23, 2017

🕔Jun 23, 2017
With the calendar reading June 22nd, summer has officially arrived in Indiana. With a challenging spring now behind us, we want to provide an update of the herbicide injury complaints […]

Nebraska: Odd Corn Ear Formations Relate to Loss of Primary Ear Node Aug 22, 2016

🕔Aug 22, 2016
As of last Sunday, August 14, 76% of Nebraska’s corn was rated in good to excellent condition, according to USDA-NASS and crop development was outpacing last year and the previous […]

Pennsylvania: Crop Insurance – Concerned About Drought Losses? Jul 27, 2016

🕔Jul 27, 2016
Lack of rain and high-ish temperatures are impacting crops in several counties. A question more and more farmers are asking lately is something like – “What must I do if […]

Corn: Modern Hybrids More Resilient to N Stress, Crowded Conditions Mar 8, 2016

🕔Mar 8, 2016
Modern corn hybrids produce more plant material and take up, on average, the same amount of nitrogen as earlier varieties, in spite of being more crowded and having less nitrogen […]

Georgia Peanuts: Heat May Have Caused More Stress Than Realized Sep 25, 2015

🕔Sep 25, 2015
Growers are reporting that peanut yields are good but not as good as we have often seen in recent years. We did have very high temperatures that may have stressed […]

Corn: ‘Beer-Can’ Ears – How Did This Happen? – DTN Sep 23, 2015

🕔Sep 23, 2015
An agronomist in central Illinois recently sent me an email reporting corn ears with 16 or even 18 rows around but limited length, only 20 to 22 kernels long. They […]

Alabama: Hot and Dry Temps Stressing Crops – USDA Jul 20, 2015

🕔Jul 20, 2015
General According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Alabama Field Office, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 19, 2015. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from […]

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