Ohio: 7 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

🕔Sep 10, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated seven Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to two separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Indiana: 72 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

🕔Sep 10, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 74 Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding that has occurred since March 1, 2019, […]

Soil Sampling Robots Offer Efficiency, Accuracy

🕔Sep 3, 2019Collecting precise soil samples is essential for farmers because a small amount of soil determines the amount of nutrients needed for acres of crops and can determine crop yields. USDA […]

Indiana Hemp: “New” Pest May Have Been Here For Years

🕔Aug 30, 2019As the growing season progresses and hemp farmers gear up for harvest, we are continuing to learn more about pests and pathogens affecting hemp in Indiana. Some of these pests […]

Grain Elevators Face Market Volatility Amid Corn Crop Uncertainty

🕔Aug 30, 2019Grain elevators and end users are navigating heightened market volatility caused by uncertainty over the size of this fall’s corn harvest. After U.S. corn farmers suffered historic planting delays from […]

Indiana: Farmland Values Slip in Aug. According to Survey

🕔Aug 30, 2019The August 2019 Purdue Land Value Survey, published in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report (PAER) by the Department of Agricultural Economics, lays out changes in farmland values and cash rents. Craig […]

Indiana Soybeans: Watch for These Late Season Caterpillars

🕔Aug 29, 2019The painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, is mostly orange mottled with black and white markings. This is a migratory species flying from and to Mexico and the Southwestern United States […]

Indiana Corn: Effects of Severe Stress During Grain Filling

🕔Aug 23, 2019Yield potential in corn is influenced at several stages of growth and development. Ear size potential (number of potential kernels) is determined quite early, from about leaf stage V6 to […]

Indiana Corn: Identifying Grain Fill Stages

🕔Aug 23, 2019The grain fill period begins with successful pollination and initiation of kernel development, and ends approximately 60 days later when the kernels are physiologically mature. During grain fill, the developing […]

Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest

🕔Aug 23, 2019Fancy colored yield maps are fine for verifying grain yields at the end of the harvest season, but bragging rights for the highest corn yields are established earlier than that […]

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