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New Qrome Hybrid Products

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Corteva Agriscience recently announced the launch of Qrome products across the U.S. Corn Belt. According to the company, Qrome hybrids have earned the trust of American producers for consistent performance and have produced high yields by combining top-tier genetics, strong defensive traits and advanced seed treatments. Introductory quantities of Qrome products will be available in the Pioneer brand for 2019 ... Read More »

Pest Management

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Know Conditions That Favor Nematode Buildup In corn fields, wet weather in April is a recipe for nematode problems—specifically cotton root knot and stubby root nematodes. While not widely recognized as a yield-reducing pest in corn, the root knot nematode is a pest that affects both cotton and corn. Austin Hagan, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologist, said the ... Read More »

2019 Corn Hybrids

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

Expect Higher Input Costs

Amanda Huber, Editor

International trade is a critical part of the agriculture industry, but U.S. producers have become an unwitting subject in the recent trade-off of tariff increases between China and the United States. Because of that, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension economist Scott Stiles is keeping producers up to date on input prices that could affect crop selection for next ... Read More »

Fertilization Q and A

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University of Georgia Extension soil scientist, Glen Harris, answers some common questions about corn fertility. Q. How much fertilizer does it take to get 300 bushels? A. This is a question I get often. And the simple answer is “a lot!” Also, quite a few people think, “If I fertilize for 300 bushels, I’ll make 300 bushels,” but there are ... Read More »

Stink Bugs

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One of the most prolific and well known insect pests is the stink bug. There is a good reason for this says Kathy Flanders, Extension Specialist and professor for Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. “Stink bugs have a wide range of hosts, including wheat, corn, cotton and soybeans. They can also have multiple, overlapping generations.” Read More »

Planting Tips

Planning for 2018 As you study field notes from last season and prepare for corn planting in 2018, the following information on burndown, nematodes and root limiting soil conditions may also be beneficial in maximizing crop potential. Burndown Considerations When burning down fields near planting, herbicide selection and rate and spray coverage are very important to ensure complete control. If ... Read More »

2018 Corn Hybrids

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 DKC62-08 brand (112 RM) • Versatile with top-end yield potential • Very good stalks, roots and drought tolerance • Nice drydown and test weight • Proven performer DKC64-35 brand (114 RM) • Disease Shield with ... Read More »

Steps To Successful Grain Storage

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Stored grains can be heavily damaged by insects if they are not properly conditioned and protected. Small grains, including wheat, are harvested in spring and stored through the hottest and most humid months of the year. Reducing the likelihood of insect problems in stored grain begins with cleaning equipment that will be used to harvest, handle and store the grain. ... Read More »

Control Weeds Prior To Planting: Burndown Timing and Options

As fields begin to dry and the extended forecast predicts better conditions for weed management strategies, burndown applications will be going out. Research has shown that burndown applications need to be applied four to six weeks prior to planting to prevent physical competition between weeds and the crop as well as to reduce the chance of damage from insects such ... Read More »