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Investigating a rapid decline in North Florida corn fields

fusarium root rot

• By De Broughton, Ian Small and Fanny Iriarte • What are the symptoms? In recent weeks, extension agents in various locations across North Florida (primarily in the Northeast) have received calls from growers and consultants about symptoms of rapid decline in corn. Symptoms observed include leaf blight and in general, a wilted, scalded appearance of foliage still in the ... Read More »

Scout and correctly ID diseases to aid management

southern rust

• By Heather Marie Kelly • Relatively low disease has been observed in Tennessee so far. The warmer winters most areas had may have allowed survival of disease inoculum and paired with storms coming from the south could result in more disease development this season. So scouting and correctly identifying diseases are important. Whether a disease will develop and cause ... Read More »

USDA: Arkansas corn, cotton acres fall; rice and soybean acres increase

Arkansas corn harvest

A global health crisis and its attendant economic impacts, unusually wet weather and an ongoing trade dispute with China had a discouraging effect on Arkansas growers’ acreage decisions for some key crops in 2020, even as farmers went all in on others. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual Acreage report Tuesday, revealing planting decisions ... Read More »

UF/UGA hold virtual corn silage hybrid field day

panhandle corn wide

2020 has been a year of many challenges so far, but that didn’t stop our corn hybrid trial from being excellent! With cold nights and sunny days at the beginning of the season, great genetic material, and a fantastic dedication of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences Plant Science Research and Education Unit staff, our corn looks ... Read More »

Texas A&M researcher creating better corn yields, quality on less land

• By Kay Ledbetter • As the human population booms, we hear the term “sustainable food supply” a great deal. One Texas A&M AgriLife researcher’s efforts to make corn production, whether for human or livestock consumption, more sustainable has earned him national recognition. Texas A&M AgriLife Research corn breeder Dr. Seth Murray is the Eugene Butler Endowed Chair in the ... Read More »

John Deere unveils two X Series combines for 2021

John Deere X9 1100 combine

John Deere has added two models of X Series combines to its 2021 harvesting lineup to help large-scale farmers thresh, separate and clean more bushels per hour or harvest more acres per day without risking grain loss or quality. The X9 1000 and X9 1100 Combines represent the next level of John Deere harvesting performance and bolster a lineup that ... Read More »

Register early for the NCGA yield contest to save money

ncga yield contest logo

The National Corn Yield Contest officially opened on May 1, and the National Corn Growers Association is encouraging potential entrants to register early and save on entry fees. Until June 30, fees are $75. They increase to $110 after that date. The premier event of every corn growing season since 1965, the National Corn Yield Contest offers challenges and rewards ... Read More »

How to scout and manage stink bugs in pre-tassel corn

primary ear shoot

• By Dominic Reisig • With corn shooting up, some fields are not too far away from tasseling. It is critical to scout all corn when the primary ear is growing and to protect it during the two weeks prior to tasseling. This recent blog post details important changes to the threshold that were made this year and provides guidance ... Read More »

Registration opens for the 2020 virtual UT Milan No-Till Field Day

milan no-till logo

COVID-19 has changed how the world is doing business and presenting education, and the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is no exception. The 2020 event will be hosted entirely online beginning July 23, and registration is now open. Presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, the now biennial field day has offered the most cutting-edge research and ... Read More »

Reassess your strategy regarding tassel applications

corn tassel

• By Erick Larson • Mississippi’s corn crop is spread out this year across a considerable range of planting dates, with a few early fields already tasseling, and the bulk will be soon. Tassels clearly distinguish the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth stages in corn. The early corn reproductive stages are the most sensitive stages to environmental stress and ... Read More »