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Reassess your strategy regarding tassel applications

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• 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 »

Tips for managing nitrogen fertilizer during wet weather

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• By Erick Larson, Larry Oldham and Bobby Golden • Mississippi’s warm, wet climate can pose considerable issues with nitrogen fertilization for corn, which is quite responsive and demands high amounts for optimal productivity. But the climate also greatly increases potential nitrogen loss through volatilization, denitrification and leaching compared to drier and colder climates. Of course, the corn-growing season is ... Read More »

Should you apply an in-furrow or starter fertilizer to corn?

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• By Josh Copes, Rasel Parvej, Syam Dodla and Dan Fromme • Phone calls have been coming in regarding applying an in-furrow starter fertilizer at corn planting. An in-furrow starter is commonly called a “pop-up” fertilizer and is applied in the seed furrow (in-furrow). This allows for ease of application and placing the nutrients close to the germinating seed which ... Read More »

UK research evaluates in-furrow fertilizer in corn

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At a time when many grain operators are tightening their belts on input costs, producers want to make sure the ones they purchase give them the most favorable results. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researchers are evaluating whether in-furrow fertilizers provide enough yield increase to offset their costs. In-furrow fertilizers are applied to seed during planting. ... 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 »

The Importance Of Tassel Stage And Management Timing

corn tassels

• By Erick Larson • Our early planted Mississippi corn crop is quickly approaching tassel, which signifies the beginning of the important reproductive stages. Additionally, the weather has been fluctuating from one extreme to the other over the past several weeks, presenting challenges to producers attempting to complete management practices. Therefore, how may these factors affect mid-season application of various ... Read More »

Tips To Manage Nitrogen Under Scattered Rainfall Conditions

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• By Angela McClure • With recent weather events in the Midwest, corn prices have started to climb, and growers are paying closer attention to protecting corn yield. In the past month, rainfall in Tennessee has been much more scattered to practically nonexistent, and we aren’t used to these dry spells compared to past years. Most of the calls I ... 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 »

Fertility Management

Soil fertility levels, yield goals, weather and placement all play a part in nutrient uptake. Producers understand the judicious use of fertilizer. Too much or too little can have catastrophic effects on the crop and on the wallet as well. Fertilizer recommendations depend on the soil fertility level as determined by soil tests and the yield goal, but keep in ... Read More »