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February 2014

Storage Tips

Last year, in some cases, corn that was harvested in Mississippi was what could generally be considered highmoisture corn. Some farmers received a premium by harvesting high-moisture corn and taking it straight to the elevator. However, managing high-moisture corn is not easy since corn that goes directly into on-farm storage needs to be quickly dried to less than 15 percent ... 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 »

Corn Weed Control

By Bruce Schultz Because corn weed control starts with clean fields, LSU AgCenter weed scientist Daniel Stephenson is advising Louisiana corn farmers to take a proactive approach to controlling weeds. First, a burndown of weeds should be done four to six weeks before planting. The end result removes weeds that will compete with corn for moisture and nutrition and eliminate ... Read More »

Texas Extension Economist Comments On Corn Market

Mark Welch is a well-respected Texas AgriLife Extension Economist who publishes the “Feed Grain Market Outlook.” Following are highlights from Jan. 13, 2014: “On Jan. 10, 2014, World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reported a decrease in corn supply and an increase in use compared to the December report. Feed use increased 100 million bushels, and ending stocks decreased 161 ... Read More »