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Steps To Successful Grain Storage

Stored grains can be heavily damaged by insects if they are not properly conditioned and protected. Small grains, including wheat, are harvested in spring and stored through the hottest and most humid months of the year. Reducing the likelihood of insect problems in stored grain begins with cleaning equipment that will be used to harvest, handle and store the grain. ... Read More »

Don’t Fail to Plan

For 2015, work to protect yields and find ways to be strategic. How will 2014 shape the 2015 season, and why was there such a price drop for corn this year? The truth is that prices were unusually high from 2011 to 2013 for several reasons: increasing ethanol production, strong imports from China and a severe U.S. drought in 2012. ... Read More »

New Products for 2015: Companies offer new ways to help protect your crop

Xanthion In-furrow Fungicide Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF will provide corn growers with an additional tool to protect their seed investment and maximize yield potential in the 2015 season. “A new tool to help growers start their season off strong, this product is different than other early season crop management treatments because it provides extended residual control by forming a ... Read More »

Corn Hybrids: Southern Lineup For 2015

AgVenture Midsouth Dulaney Seed RL6991HB (106 RM) Good standability throughout the season with superb roots Great drought tolerance combined with excellent heat tolerance Herculex I Insect Protection with impressive yield potential Great early option for South with two years of performance history R7844 (110 RM) Adapted to both high yield and high stress conditions Very good Greensnap resistance and good ... Read More »

Market Outlook

Editor’s Note: Mark Welch is a Texas AgriLife Extension economist. Nathan Smith is an agriculture Extension economist with the University of Georgia. The opinions and recommendations expressed are solely those of the authors and are intended for educational purposes only. The respective universities assume no liability for the use of this information. The condition rating of the U.S. corn crop ... Read More »

Prep And Planting

Soil preparation and precise planting are keys to optimizing corn yield potential. The University of Georgia (UGA) and University of Arkansas (U of A) Cooperative Extension Services offer the following insight into helping Southern farmers achieve this goal. Soil Management And Tillage In addressing its state’s specific needs, UGA Extension says, “Water erosion is a significant problem on many Georgia ... Read More »

Dawn of a New Season

I’ve always been intrigued by quotes that contain the words “dawn” and “dusk.” Just a personal quirk, I suppose. I lean more toward dawn, with its promise of a new beginning, although dusk does not necessarily signify the beginning of the end. Instead, perhaps it serves as a precursor to the dawn, or the starting over. Following are a few ... Read More »

Production And Supply

By Mark Welch Editor’s Note: Mark Welch is a Texas AgriLife Extension Economist. Opinions and recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and are intended for educational purposes only. Texas AgriLife Extension Service assumes no liability. USDA estimates that the United States will produce 13.989 million bushels of corn in 2013, an all-time record high. The average yield is ... Read More »

Five Fertility Tips

Yield goals, soil fertility levels and cropping systems dictate fertility requirements. According to the Mississippi State University Extension Service, “Adequate soil fertility is a must for good corn production. Fertility requirements depend on yield goals, soil fertility levels and cropping systems. Balanced fertility management is necessary to produce corn for more profit.” To foster successful corn production in this region, ... Read More »

Corn’s Water Needs

Accurately assessing soil moisture affects water management decisions By Dr. Erick Larson Last year, dry early season conditions prompted much conversation about the proper time to initiate irrigation for corn. This scenario usually generates a lot more anxiety than necessary because early season wilting is certainly not something we are very accustomed to. The simple answer is that irrigation should ... Read More »