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Some Tips For Tough-to-Control Poa, Ryegrass

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• By Larry Steckel • Clearly this year, many are having trouble managing ryegrass and poa. Questions began months ago and continue today and have ranged from tactics to burn them down before planting to how to control them in a standing corn crop. What has become abundantly clear is that glyphosate is no longer an effective burn down option ... Read More »

NCGA Kicks Off Corn Yield Contest

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Today is opening day for the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest. Baseball and growing record corn yields may have little in common on the surface, but both feature intense competition, months of preparation and good old-fashioned hard work. Farmers have through July 31. This year marks the 55th year for the contest that began with 20 entries ... 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 »

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 »

Don’t Fail to Plan

For 2015, work to protect yields and find ways to be strategic. How will 2014 shape the 2015 season, and why was there such a price drop for corn this year? The truth is that prices were unusually high from 2011 to 2013 for several reasons: increasing ethanol production, strong imports from China and a severe U.S. drought in 2012. ... Read More »

New Products for 2015: Companies offer new ways to help protect your crop

Xanthion In-furrow Fungicide Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF will provide corn growers with an additional tool to protect their seed investment and maximize yield potential in the 2015 season. “A new tool to help growers start their season off strong, this product is different than other early season crop management treatments because it provides extended residual control by forming a ... Read More »

Corn Hybrids: Southern Lineup For 2015

AgVenture Midsouth Dulaney Seed RL6991HB (106 RM) Good standability throughout the season with superb roots Great drought tolerance combined with excellent heat tolerance Herculex I Insect Protection with impressive yield potential Great early option for South with two years of performance history R7844 (110 RM) Adapted to both high yield and high stress conditions Very good Greensnap resistance and good ... Read More »

Market Outlook

Editor’s Note: Mark Welch is a Texas AgriLife Extension economist. Nathan Smith is an agriculture Extension economist with the University of Georgia. The opinions and recommendations expressed are solely those of the authors and are intended for educational purposes only. The respective universities assume no liability for the use of this information. The condition rating of the U.S. corn crop ... Read More »