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2019 Corn Hybrids

mature corn ear

Corn South presents a partial listing of corn hybrids suited for the Southern growing region. For a more complete listing, contact your seed representative. DEKALB DKC62-05 Brand (RM 112) • A great refuge option in proven genetics • Good late-season standability and adapted to most acres DKC62-08 Brand (RM 112) • Versatile product with top-end yield potential • Very good ... Read More »

Market Factors

Arkansas corn harvest

As planning for planting 2019 begins in earnest, Mark Welch, Texas A&M Ag Extension economist, offers the following Market Grain Outlook report. Grain Stocks The most recent crop progress report showed no changes to the condition ratings of the U.S. corn crop. The good and excellent categories combine for 69 percent of the crop as the season winds down. The ... Read More »

Expect Higher Input Costs

Amanda Huber, Editor

International trade is a critical part of the agriculture industry, but U.S. producers have become an unwitting subject in the recent trade-off of tariff increases between China and the United States. Because of that, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension economist Scott Stiles is keeping producers up to date on input prices that could affect crop selection for next ... Read More »

Fertilization Q and A

corn

University of Georgia Extension soil scientist, Glen Harris, answers some common questions about corn fertility. Q. How much fertilizer does it take to get 300 bushels? A. This is a question I get often. And the simple answer is “a lot!” Also, quite a few people think, “If I fertilize for 300 bushels, I’ll make 300 bushels,” but there are ... Read More »

Stink Bugs

stink bug

One of the most prolific and well known insect pests is the stink bug. There is a good reason for this says Kathy Flanders, Extension Specialist and professor for Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. “Stink bugs have a wide range of hosts, including wheat, corn, cotton and soybeans. They can also have multiple, overlapping generations.” Read More »

What’s Moving The Market?

grain storage

Global carryover has reached the lowest estimated days-of-use on hand at 69.4 since 2013’s carryover of a 67.2-day supply, says Mark Welch, Texas A&M agricultural Extension economist, in his most recent Market Grain Outlook. His report on corn and other grain markets continues as follows: Read More »

Positive Signs

Although corn prices are increasing ever so slightly, ag economists forecast that the U.S. corn acreage is likely to decrease again in 2018. With Congress passing the supplemental disaster bill that restores cotton’s eligibility for Title I ARC/PLC programs from the Farm Bill, coupled with the improvement in cotton prices, the decrease in corn and increase in cotton seems all ... Read More »

New Products

New Herbicide Option Summit Agro USA recently announced the launch of Shieldex 400SC corn herbicide, a new post-emergent HPPD chemistry that is safe and effective for use in all types of corn. Shieldex 400SC controls a wide range of broadleaf and grass weeds, including troublesome weeds such as tall waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed and giant foxtail. The unique HPPD ... Read More »

Planting Tips

Planning for 2018 As you study field notes from last season and prepare for corn planting in 2018, the following information on burndown, nematodes and root limiting soil conditions may also be beneficial in maximizing crop potential. Burndown Considerations When burning down fields near planting, herbicide selection and rate and spray coverage are very important to ensure complete control. If ... Read More »

Market Factors

In his most recent Market Grain Outlook, Mark Welch, Texas A&M agricultural Extension economist, says The Office of the Chief Economist at USDA estimates that for corn, the projection is for planted acres of 91.0 million next year, up from 90.4 in 2017. Welch went on to say the following: The yield estimate is 173.5 bushels per acre. This would ... Read More »