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Evaluating Controlled-Release Fertilizer

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Corn is an important crop for Florida’s agriculture industry with nearly 100,000 acres annually. Producers, Extension agents and researchers are studying corn nitrogen fertilization programs and methods to improve fertilizer uptake efficiency, to increase profitability and to reduce impacts to water resources. Why Controlled Release? Projects on controlled-release sources of nitrogen in corn, watermelons and carrots are ongoing at the ... Read More »

Promote Growth And Productivity With Starter Fertilizer

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Starter fertilizers are often part of a successful nutrient management strategy. As with any fertility program, implementation of starters requires attention to detail. Avoid Fertilizer Burn Fertilizer burn may occur when fertilizers are applied with or near seed at planting. Many fertilizers are salts that dissolve into the respective ions in the soil water when applied. Think of table salt, ... Read More »

Economic Outlook: 2021 Corn Market Forecast

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At the University of Georgia’s Ag Forecast, Extension economist Amanda Smith offered the peanut, corn and soybean update. The following is what she says about the corn market. “The United States planted 90.8 million acres in 2020 and is projected to have harvested 82.5 million acres, which is slightly more than what was planted and harvested in 2019. The U.S. ... Read More »

A Reason To Try New Things

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The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture has demonstrated water management practices on cooperator farms for five years. The Arkansas irrigation yield contest tests the knowledge and ability of growers to produce the “Most Crop Per Drop.” Together, these efforts have shown that when applied effectively, water use can be reduced by 24% on average with no yield penalty. Chad ... Read More »

Weed Management: Try A Seldom-Used Mode of Action

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Weeds are the bane of most growers’ existence. In a growing class of “superweeds,” Palmer amaranth continues to frustrate farmers with its dogged resistance to commonly used herbicides. Research has shown that left unchecked Palmer amaranth can reduce corn yield by 91%. Different chemistries have been brought to market and enjoyed some control against the weed, yet many are no ... Read More »

A Mutually Beneficial Market

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To reach producers with news and information, the Texas Corn Producers Association has produced a series of “Corn Conversations.” The fourth installment posted recently to its website is a look at driving demand for corn in the U.S. red meat market. The conversation was with U.S. Meat Export Federation Vice President for Industrial Relations John Hinners. The USMEF is an ... Read More »

Outlook For U.S. Agricultural Trade

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According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service and Foreign Agricultural Service in their November trade report, U.S. agricultural exports in Fiscal Year 2021 are projected at $152 billion, driven by higher soybean and corn export values. The projection for soybean exports is a record $26.3 billion due to higher unit values, strong demand from China and ... Read More »

Five Management Strategies To Improve Profitability

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To optimize corn yield opportunities, numerous resources and management must be provided. Of course, favorable weather plays a huge role as well. Prevalent rainfall restricts planting progress, stand development, nutrient relations and crop growth and health during the season. This article describes key strategies we can use to limit these risks and improve corn yield potential. The Mississippi State University ... Read More »

Conduct A Grain System Post-Harvest Performance Review

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An annual review is not something many people would look forward to. For farmers, evaluating their grain system following harvest is a sound strategy to make any necessary upgrades for the following season. Gary Woodruff, Grain Systems Inc. district manager and grain management expert, said, “Having an efficient, properly sized grain system is key to protecting grain quality and maximizing ... Read More »

2021 Corn Hybrids

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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 »