Northern Alabama: Shallow Hardpan Robbing Growers of Yields, Profits

🕔Aug 14, 2018I have encountered a serious problem, a hardpan 3-4 inches deep, in dozens of fields over the last two years that is robbing north Alabama growers of yield and profits […]

Kentucky Wheat: Nitrogen Won’t ‘Fix’ Yellowing Crops

🕔Apr 16, 2018There has been almost 19” of precipitation since Jan 1 this year. That is almost 6” more than the 30-year average. This is not only problematic for corn planting, but […]

Texas Wheat: Dryland Crop Hanging On; Root Development Is Key

🕔Apr 16, 2018The dryland wheat crop is hanging on by a thread, of sorts. Thread-like roots developed last fall from the wheat seed have reached deep into the soil profile to tap […]

Texas: Using Radar to Gauge Plant Root Health and Potential Yields

🕔Jan 2, 2018A recent study led Texas A&M AgriLife Research has shown ground-penetrating  radar, or GPR, may be effectively used in detecting the fine roots of plants, helping agricultural producers identify what […]

Hormonal Tug-of-War Helps Plant Roots Navigate Their Journey Through the Soil

🕔Aug 22, 2017How do roots know where to go? An international research team set out to answer that question in a recently published study. They were able to identify a sophisticated mechanism […]

Iowa Corn: How Fast and Deep Do Roots Grow?

🕔Jun 16, 2017Corn roots grow rapidly starting at the 4th-leaf stage and continue throughout vegetative development. This typically occurs from June to early July. Several factors affect root growth, but temperature and soil moisture are […]

Midwest Corn: Leaves Rolling, Roots Challenged – DTN

🕔Jun 16, 2017If you’re experiencing a little whiplash right now, you’re not alone. Less than two weeks ago, Illinois farmer John Werries was patching in soybeans over 500 acres, thanks to one […]

Flint on Crops: Root Development and Plant Growth – A Competition

🕔Dec 18, 2016Christmas may seem an odd time to be discussing the finer points of root development and plant growth, but it’s as good as any and many of us will have […]

Florida Corn: Researchers Study Root Development in Sandy Soils

🕔Jan 8, 2016University of Florida researchers conducted an extensive field trial recently to investigate the hidden half of the corn plant, namely the roots. An extensive root system is beneficial for nutrient […]

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