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Corn Yield Losses On Fallow Fields Offset By Fungi On Cover Crop Roots

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A cover crop planted this fall on land flooded without a crop this year does more than control erosion and weeds. Fall-seeded cover crops can boost corn yields next season. A beneficial soil-borne fungus in healthy soil needs roots to survive in fallow years. Without the micro-fungus, fallow field syndrome could cut corn yields next season, says Greg Luce, University ... Read More »

After Corn Harvest, Farmers Should Continue Managing Weeds

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Georgia corn farmers are preparing for harvest, but they can’t take a break once they ship their crops to market. That time should be focused on staying ahead of weeds that can cripple the next year’s crop. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn weed specialist Eric Prostko says that Palmer amaranth, also known as Palmer pigweed, has the potential to ... Read More »

Syngenta Gains EU Import Approval For Agrisure Duracade Trait In Corn

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The European Commission — the executive branch of the European Union — has granted import approval to the Agrisure Duracade trait, which contains a unique corn rootworm control. The approval covers corn grain and its derived products for food and feed use within countries of the EU, according to a news release. Agrisure Duracade hybrids from Syngenta (Agrisure Duracade 5222 ... Read More »

Southern Rust Confirmed In Tennessee

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• By Heather Marie Kelly • This week I received the first sample of southern rust in corn from Martin, Tennessee (Weakley County). Not surprisingly after the storms of Barry, more counties along the Mississippi river have confirmed southern rust (Image 1. Confirmed reports of southern rust can be found at https://corn.ipmpipe.org/southerncornrust/). The majority of corn in Tennessee is past ... Read More »

Texas Row Crops Experiencing Light Insect Pressure So Far

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Row crops in North Texas and the South Plains are in the home stretch and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts want producers to keep a watchful eye on pest infestations. Dr. Allen Knutson, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Dallas, and Blayne Reed, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist, Hale County, reported pest activity in North Texas and the South Plains has ... Read More »

When Can Corn Irrigation Be Terminated?

• By Jason Kelley • As we get to late July, many Arkansas corn growers are making decisions about irrigation termination. Corn that was planted in March in south Arkansas is nearing black layer or at black layer now. Corn  farther north that was planted in March is a little further behind but will likely reach black layer over the ... Read More »

28 States Register Nufarm’s Nematicidal Seed Treatment

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Nufarm Americas Inc. has gained approval in 28 states for its new seed-applied nematicide, Trunemco, for use in soybeans, corn and cotton. This follows Environmental Protection Agency registration in May. States in which it is now registered include Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. For the latest in state registrations, visit Nufarm. It expected to be available ... Read More »

Arkansas Corn Acreage 2nd Highest In History, Despite Planting Delays

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Despite all of the struggles to get corn planted last spring, the June 28 U.S. Department of Agriculture crop acreage report indicated Arkansas farmers planted approximately 810,000 acres of corn in 2019. That is the second highest acreage in recent history, only slightly behind the record year of 2013. “The corn crop, like every other crop, has had some real ... Read More »

Corn, Sorghum Prices Rally On Crop Uncertainty

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Corn and sorghum prices have rallied in response to weather-related problems in the Corn Belt, but their future remains uncertain, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain economist, College Station, said Texas corn and sorghum growers are reporting better-than-average growing conditions amid higher prices. There is ongoing speculation U.S. corn acres have ... Read More »

July 18 Rohwer Field Day To Feature Corn Fertility Management

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Better ways to manage weeds, soil fertility and learning the latest in variety breeding and testing are part of the wide-ranging agenda at the July 18 Row Crops Field Day at the Rohwer Research Station. This event, the first of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station’s row crop field days, will feature a lineup of University of Arkansas System Division of ... Read More »