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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 »

Industry News

The Farmer in All of Us Recently Published Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, the Ram Truck brand is launching a new photography book with National Geographic titled, The Farmer in All of Us: An American Portrait. The book is available for purchase now for $45 at www.ramtrucks.com/outfitter and will be in retail stores beginning late spring 2014. ... Read More »

Case IH Announces New Corn Headers

Case IH has announced new draper headers and corn headers. The products are backed by intense testing in the lab and on customers’ farms. They’re designed to operate at higher speeds, cover more acres in a day, produce maximum yields, minimize grain loss and provide the best grain quality. They’re bringing the Axial-Flow combine family to a new level of ... Read More »

Weed Control in Georgia

Consider weed species, rotational crops and cost per acre in putting together a weed management plan for field corn. By Dr. Eric P. Prostko One of the most important aspects of field corn production is weed management. Uncontrolled weeds not only reduce corn yields through their competition for light, nutrients and moisture, but they can also severely reduce harvest efficiency. ... Read More »

Market Outlook – February 2013

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 reported another week of sluggish corn export sales in the Jan. 25 release of activity for the week of Jan. 17. After ... Read More »

Industry News

Zidua Herbicide Receives Federal Registration Corn growers battling tough-to-control, small-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses will have a powerful new tool, as BASF announces the federal registration of Zidua herbicide. Future registrations for use in soybean and wheat are anticipated in early 2013. According to 10 years of research and field trials, the residual weed control provided by Zidua lasts up ... 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 »

3 Tips To Enhance Yields

Editor’s note: From the early planning stages through the end of the growing season, many factors influence the final yield numbers at harvest time. At right are three “kick-off” tips from the LSU AgCenter to help Louisiana producers realize their corn crop’s maximum yield potential. Companies offer multiple hybrids for sale to producers for good reasons. Each corn producer has ... Read More »