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Corn yield contest winner sets record with 616-plus bushels

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This year, corn growers hit new highs in the National Corn Growers Association 2019 National Corn Yield Contest with David Hula of Charles City, Virginia. setting the highest yield on record at 616.1953 bushels per acre. He won with Pioneer hybrid P1197YHR. Hula is no stranger to this type of success, either, having set the previous record of 542 bushels ... Read More »

Corn looks good at harvest despite season’s struggles

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A difficult planting season followed by heavy rains and drainage issues challenged Mississippi corn producers, but they are still expected to produce a good crop despite these tough conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the majority of the Mississippi’s corn crop to be in fair to good condition. Just 7% is considered excellent, while 12% is either poor or ... Read More »

What does Arkansas corn harvest hold in store?

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The Arkansas corn harvest is going to be a drawn out affair this year. “Think back to the planting season when corn was planted from March through June,” said Jason Kelley, Extension wheat and feed grains agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “In a normal year, we’re done planting by the end of April. So, this ... 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 »