USDA Crop Progress: Midwest, Plains Corn Planting Behind – DTN

🕔Apr 24, 2018Soybean planting is on an average pace nationwide, but corn planting remains well behind average in the week ended April 22, according to USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop […]

Nebraska Soybeans: Planting Early is Critical to Maximizing Yield

🕔Apr 23, 2018Data continues to suggest growers are planting soybean earlier than ever before. In fact, over the past three decades, farmers have persistently shifted average soybean planting dates in the North […]

Midwest Planting: Is it Spring Yet? Farmers Waiting for Sunshine – DTN

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cold, snow and rain have kept farmers out of the field across the Midwest, but once the sun starts shining, watch out. “We do have a good forecast, and when […]

Midwest Corn and Soy: Are You Really Planting More Acres Per Week?

🕔Apr 20, 2018The number of 30-, 40-, and 60-ft wide (or larger) field crop planters across the U.S. Midwest is greater today than, say, twenty years ago. Certainly, individual farmers can plant […]

Corn: How Many Days Does It Take to Plant the U.S. Crop?

🕔Apr 20, 2018Corn planting progress in the U.S. is always a staple of market conversations this time of year. The cold and wet conditions (snow!) in the Corn Belt during the first […]

Corn, Soy Planting: Midwest and Northern Plains Wait for Soil Temps to Rise – DTN

🕔Apr 17, 2018No, you didn’t mix up the calendar pages. It’s mid-April, and some Midwest farmers are watching snow pile up on their fields this week. As the pace of planting slips […]

Midwest Corn: New Recommended Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates Available

🕔Apr 3, 2018Ohio State University corn nitrogen rate recommendations follow a unified framework used throughout the Corn Belt. Together with six other states (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin), the Ohio recommended […]

Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator Website Updated for 2018

🕔Mar 28, 2018The regional Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator (CNRC) website was recently updated with a revised Iowa N response trial database. The changes to the suggested N rates in Iowa are small […]

Indiana Corn: A Recipe for Creating Crappy Stands

🕔Mar 14, 2018Every year, I get a lot of phone calls from folks wanting to know why their neighbor’s fields of corn ended up with such poor uneven lousy-looking stands. Since some […]

Indiana Corn: Yield Response to Plant Populations

🕔Mar 14, 2018Results from 81 field scale trials around Indiana since 2008 suggest that maximum yield response to plant populations for 30-inch row corn grown under minimal to moderate stress conditions occurs […]

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