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January 2019

Plant For High-Yielding Corn

Early planting is a well-known component of successful corn production. Achieving a uniform stand is critically important to high corn yields. Although corn seedlings generally have tremendous vigor compared to other crops, corn is usually far less forgiving when issues arise. A rainy environment and other factors often restrict the window of opportunity for spring planting and can significantly hinder ... Read More »

New Products

ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide

New Insecticide/Fungicide From FMC FMC Corporation introduces Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide, formulated specifically for the novel 3RIVE 3D in-furrow application system that converts traditional high-volume applications to low-volume applications through patented technologies. Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide provides full spectrum seedling insect and disease protection for corn, soybeans, dry beans and peas. It combines bifenthrin insecticide with a biofungicide that grows along with ... Read More »

Industry News

renewable fuel standards

Renewable Fuel Standards Announced The National Corn Growers Association recently said the EPA’s 2019 Renewable Volume Obligation rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) moves renewable fuels and energy security forward in 2019, but only if EPA does not grant refiners further RFS exemptions. “We are pleased the EPA maintained the implied conventional ethanol volume of 15 billion gallons and ... Read More »

Better Late Than Never

Amanda Huber, Editor

Just as I was about to wrap up this issue of Corn South, work on the Farm Bill began again in earnest. Within a couple of days, the Farm Bill had passed out of both the House and the Senate and was headed to the President’s desk for signing. “America’s farmers and ranchers are weathering the fifth year of severe ... Read More »