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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 »

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 »

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 »

Promising New Tool

Amanda Huber, Editor

A small, handheld device may soon have a big impact in farming. The device is a Raman spectrometer. Raman spectroscopy measures how molecules scatter harmless laser light and has been found by Texas A&M AgriLife research scientists as a quick, accurate, nondestructive, and portable way to scan produce for its nutrient content. Dmitry Kurouski, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, ... Read More »

Price Above PLC Trigger

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In his “Feed Grain Outlook” marketing newsletter, Mark Welch, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist, says U.S. corn production decreased by 118 million bushels, according to the November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. The national average corn yield declined from 168.4 bushels per acre to 167 bushels, 3% below trend. Harvested acreage was unchanged. That number would have been more ... Read More »

2020 Corn Hybrids

november 2019 cover

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 with proven genetics • Good late-season standability and adapted to most acres DKC62-08 Brand (RM 112) • Versatile product with top yield potential • Very good ... Read More »

Needed: Flood-Tolerant Crops

Amanda Huber, Editor

The pursuit of drought-tolerant crops is part of nearly every university ag research department nationwide. But this spring, it wasn’t a lack of rain that prevented planting in many areas. It was too much water. Of the primary food crops, worldwide, only rice is able to grow in flooded conditions. Why is that? Rice is a grass. Corn is a ... Read More »

Market Factors

Arkansas corn harvest

What are the key factors for the corn market in late 2019? Mark Welch, Texas A&M Ag Extension Economist, offers a few points in his Market Grain Outlook. Grain Use A good week of corn export sales was reported for mid-September at 58 million bushels. This is well above the 34-million bushel pace needed to reach the 2.05-billion bushel target ... Read More »