Georgia Pecans: 4 Pre-Pollination Management Concerns

🕔Apr 22, 2019Catkin (male flower) production has been pretty heavy so far. A large catkin crop does not guarantee a large production of flowers, but most times we have heavy catkin production, […]

California Almonds: Bee Hours – Dissecting The Metric

🕔Mar 18, 2019Almond growers have been a-buzz on the topic of bee hours. The concept of a bee hour was designed as a proxy for the amount of good bee foraging weather […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: 3 Crop Scouting Workshops in June, July

🕔May 22, 2018Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host three free crop scouting basics workshops at the ISU Northwest Iowa Research Farm on June 7, 21 and July 19. Crop […]

Ohio Corn: Assessing the Success or Failure of Pollination

🕔Jul 26, 2017Many Ohio corn fields have been subject to excessive rainfall this year. The fields where the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT) were planted are no exception. Extraordinary rainfall accumulation has […]

Mississippi Corn: Why Did the Kernels Near the Ear Tip Not Fill?

🕔Jul 14, 2016Incomplete kernel set is something you can’t ignore when you start peeling back husks to evaluate your corn crop this time of year. Often times we wonder why those kernels […]

Ohio Corn: Pollination Underway in Early Fields

🕔Jul 12, 2016According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service  for the week ending 7-10-16, 7% of the state’s corn was silking compared to 17% for the  5-year average. Given the range in […]

Non-GE Corn: Growing It for a Decade Doesn’t Make It Easier – DTN

🕔Mar 23, 2016When it comes to keeping his non-genetically engineered corn as pure as possible, western Illinois farmer Mike Stewart knows the drill. For a dozen years, he and his family have […]

Georgia Pecans: Planting Is the Time to Think About Pollination

🕔Jan 22, 2016Historically, pollination has been overlooked when planting pecan orchards. The increased production you see from having the right pollinators in the right place is not always something you notice unless […]

Almond News: Mechanically Applied Pollen – Does It Work?

🕔Jan 11, 2016Each year during almond bloom, a fraction of growers try artificial pollination as either a supplement to bee pollination or an insurance policy against bee-inefficacy.

Non-Bee Insects Are Forgotten Pollinators, says Study

🕔Nov 30, 2015Farmers who used pesticides that spared bees but killed other insects might be ignoring important sources of crop pollination, according to an Australian-led international scientific study. University of Queensland plant […]

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