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2021 Corn Hybrids

nov 2020 south cover

DEKALB DKC62-05 Brand (112RM) DKC62-08 Brand (112RM) • Versatile product with top-end yield potential • Very good stalks, roots and drought tolerance • Nice dry down and test weight • Proven performer and adapted to most acres • DKC62-05 Brand is a great refuge option DKC63-57 Brand (113RM) • Broadly adapted with strong yields across environments • Has shown excellent ... Read More »

A look at the market

texas corn harvest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture revised the corn production forecast after the devastating derecho storm across Midwest. Corn production for grain is now estimated at 14.9 billion bushels, down 2% from the previous forecast, but still up 9% from 2019. Yields are expected to average a record 178.5 bushels per harvested acre, down 3.3 bushels from the previous forecast, but ... Read More »

That’s a big, big boat

Amanda Huber, Editor

Savannah, Georgia, is one of my favorite places to visit. Besides the city’s storied history and picturesque riverfront, the Savannah port has quietly become one of the largest on the Eastern Seaboard. According to the Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah now features 74.4 million square feet of industrial space covering 1,345 acres with 36 ship-to-shore cranes. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project ... Read More »

Tools To Save Water, Stay Profitable

corn irrigation

Will Hart, a farmer who produces corn and soybeans on 3,000 acres in the Mississippi Delta, remembers the way his grandfather determined whether the crops needed water. “We’d go out in the field and kick the dirt,” Hart says. “If it was dry, then the crops got water.” Today, farmers in the Delta are more realistic with their irrigation management. ... Read More »

Biodegradable Spray Helps Battle Crop Pathogens

aflatoxin control

A new sprayable bioplastic — made of cornstarch and other natural ingredients — offers a potentially effective method for delivering beneficial microbes to fight aflatoxin and other agricultural pathogens and pests. Aflatoxin is a highly toxic substance produced by many species of Aspergillus fungi. Annual losses are estimated at more than $200 million for corn. The U.S. Food and Drug ... Read More »

Optimistic Forecast

Amanda Huber, Editor

Each spring, economists from the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics offer a forecast for the coming crop season with an emphasis on the major commodities within the state. UGA agricultural economist Adam Rabinowitz was a speaker on the 2020 Ag Forecast program. In anticipation of the event, Rabinowitz said predicting markets and providing an accurate account ... Read More »

Market Situation

mark welch TAMU

Texas A&M AgriLife Associate Professor and Extension Economist Mark Welch offers the following market information in his newsletter “Feed Grain Outlook.”U.S. corn exports face increasing competition from foreign producers. Corn producers in the Black Sea region of Ukraine and Russia have completed the 2019-2020 harvest on the same basic crop calendar as the United States. Harvest of first crop corn ... Read More »

Don’t Neglect Winter Maintenance

irrigation

Summer irrigation woes offered a good reminder to do winter maintenance on these critical production systems. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter encourages producers to make the necessary modifications in irrigation system preparation to avoid potential problems during the growing season. “If farmers haven’t employed a good maintenance plan, ensured good uniformity in their irrigation systems, and ... Read More »

Sentera Announces Tassel Counts

sentera tassle count

The Tassel Count analytics product will be available to all Sentera FieldAgent customers in March 2020. Instead of forecasting yield with a few spot samples, Sentera Tassel Count analytics tool allows users to more precisely calculate yields using tassel population data gathered across the entire field. Understanding tassel population can also help to more accurately time the application of certain ... Read More »

New Gramoxone 3SL Formulation

gramoxone label

Syngenta recently received a label for its new formulation of paraquat sold under the trade name Gramoxone 3SL at 3 pounds active ingredient per gallon. Paraquat is a widely used, restricted-use pesticide in the United States. However, because of misuse of the product and the subsequent poisonings, the Environmental Protection Agency is requiring changes to paraquat-labeled products. Products used in ... Read More »