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Dry Weather, Dry Forecast Worry Wiregrass Corn Producers

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Expectations for higher-than-normal May temperatures have Wiregrass corn producers on edge as the spring growing season shapes up to be a dry one. Brandon Dillard, an Alabama Extension regional agent of agronomic crops, says farmers in the area were ahead of the planting schedule earlier in the season. “This was one of the best looking dryland corn crops I’ve seen ... Read More »

Know When To Begin Irrigating Corn

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• By Erick Larson • The Mid-South has experienced a drastic change in the predominant weather patterns recently, prompting the decision of when to start irrigating corn. Of course, this transition is also physiologically challenging to our corn crop, but inadequate soil moisture is not nearly as limiting as usually perceived – considering we have literally been flooded all spring ... Read More »

University of Arkansas Opens Second Annual Irrigation Yield Contest

more crop per drop corn winner

The 2019 Arkansas irrigation yield contest, “Most Crop per Drop,” is open for entries. “We are conducting a conservation yield competition measuring yield and water use for rice, soybeans, and corn,” says Chris Henry, University of Arkansas associate professor. The contest is meant to encourage irrigation best management practices, such as computerized hole selection, sensor based irrigation scheduling and surge ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Offers Insight On Center-Pivot Irrigation Costs

center pivot in corn

Producers face difficult decisions day in and day out. Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals have compiled information to help farmers consider all options when deciding whether to purchase and install irrigation equipment on the farm. Dr. Brittney Goodrich, an Alabama Extension economist, said irrigation can mitigate one of the largest risks in crop production. Center pivot irrigation investment and operating ... 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 »

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 »