Corn: Cold Soils – Risk of Imbibitional Chilling Injury Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
While the coffeeshop rumor mills were active this past week with talk of “a lot” of corn planting going in areas of the state, in reality very little planting actually […]

Michigan: Think Carefully Before Using 2019 Soybean Seeds Apr 2, 2020

🕔Apr 2, 2020
Producers want to salvage the soybean seed they carried over from 2019 but need to make this decision carefully. Due to the continuously wet weather occurring in 2019, many soybean […]

Soybean Seed: You Own it, Can’t Plant it – What are Your Options? – DTN Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019
As bad weather continues to delay soybean planting in some parts of the country, some growers could be left with unused bags or bins of treated soybean seed — and […]

Corn: Germination – Identifying Emergence Issues May 20, 2019

🕔May 20, 2019
Germination is the renewal of enzymatic activity that results in cell division and elongation and, ultimately, embryo emergence through the seed coat. Germination is triggered by absorption of water through […]

Michigan Soybeans: Seed Quality Considerations for 2019 Mar 14, 2019

🕔Mar 14, 2019
Soybean producers may be planting lower quality seed this spring. The main culprit responsible is Phomopsis seed decay, a fungal pathogen that developed on the plants during the wet, cool […]

Soybeans: New Crop Germination Lows are Widespread – What to Do? Feb 18, 2019

🕔Feb 18, 2019
Some new crop soybean seed being tested by the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association is falling below the normal germination rate. While a few lots came in at or above 95% […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Germination and Emergence in Hot Soils Sep 15, 2017

🕔Sep 15, 2017
Soil temperatures in Oklahoma can be hot when planting in late August to early September for for forage-only or dual-purpose wheat (Figure 1). Seed that was planted into soils with […]

Nebraska: Will Heavy Rain Affect Germination? May 11, 2015

🕔May 11, 2015
Heavy rains on May 6-7 in southeast Nebraska resulted in ponding and flooded areas of some fields.  As of Sunday, May 3, USDA-NASS reported that 57% of Nebraska’s corn was […]

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