USDA Extends Crops Reporting Deadline for 12 States – DTN

🕔Jul 11, 2019Farmers in 12 flood-ravaged states will have an extra week — until July 22 — to report spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency, according to a news release from […]

Michigan, Indiana: Wet Year Irrigation Decisions

🕔Jul 10, 2019At some point in time, precipitation falls short of crop needs and the crop starts to deplete the soil moisture reserve signaling the start of irrigation season. A huge variation […]

Corn Market Basis Keeps on Climbing – DTN

🕔Jul 10, 2019Fireworks came early for the corn basis. The national average basis started to climb above the five-year average beginning in March. By the end of May, the basis was beginning […]

Indiana Corn: “Rootless” or “Floppy” Corn Syndrome

🕔Jul 2, 2019Excessive drying of the upper soil profile is conducive for the development of what some of us affectionately call the “rootless corn” or “floppy corn” syndrome. The problem illustrates a […]

Indiana Industrial Hemp: Sunstrand Looking for Growers; Field Day July 17

🕔Jun 30, 2019It has been a difficult spring for farmers across the state, including those that are growing hemp for the first time. Many of our farmers are focusing on hemp for […]

Indiana Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight – Things to Consider When Harvesting

🕔Jun 28, 2019Wheat harvest has begun in Southern Indiana. Fusarium head blight (FHB) or scab is one of the most important diseases of wheat and most challenging to prevent. In addition, FHB […]

Soybeans: Just How Late is the 2019 Crop?

🕔Jun 27, 2019The lateness of planting the 2019 U.S. soybean crop has rightfully been getting a lot of attention.  We have highlighted this issue and its implications for acreage, yield, and prices […]

Indiana Corn: Effects of Flooding, Ponding Prior to Tasseling

🕔Jun 24, 2019The consequences of flooding, ponding, and saturated soils on young corn depend heavily on the duration of the stress and temperatures. Intense rainfall events (technically referred to as “toad stranglers” […]

Indiana Corn: Yellow Tops and Twisted Whorls

🕔Jun 21, 2019The curious phenomenon often referred to as the “twisted whorl syndrome” is beginning to show up in some fields in recent days. This “problem” often occurs when young corn shifts […]

Indiana Corn: European Corn Borer – Scout Tall, Unprotected Crops

🕔Jun 17, 2019Gary Kauffman, a northern Indiana crop consultant, shared with me his observation of European corn borer moth activity this past week. Certainly, these moths have been emerging and actively mating/egg […]

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