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Conduct A Grain System Post-Harvest Performance Review

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An annual review is not something many people would look forward to. For farmers, evaluating their grain system following harvest is a sound strategy to make any necessary upgrades for the following season. Gary Woodruff, Grain Systems Inc. district manager and grain management expert, said, “Having an efficient, properly sized grain system is key to protecting grain quality and maximizing ... Read More »

Stored grain insect control starts with bin sanitation

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• By Glenn Studebaker • Corn harvest is underway, and some growers will be storing their grain on farm in bins for an extended period of time. Stored grain pests can cause significant losses if left unchecked. There is an entire complex of insects that can infest grain stored in bins. There are several weevils and other beetles as well ... 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 »

Storage Tips

Last year, in some cases, corn that was harvested in Mississippi was what could generally be considered highmoisture corn. Some farmers received a premium by harvesting high-moisture corn and taking it straight to the elevator. However, managing high-moisture corn is not easy since corn that goes directly into on-farm storage needs to be quickly dried to less than 15 percent ... Read More »

Storage/Marketing: Expanding Infrastructure

In Tifton, Ga., four local farmers open Southland Grain, LLC By Carroll Smith Two years ago when prices jumped and farmers across the South developed “corn fever,” the elevator infrastructure in most areas struggled to handle the huge crop. And, it wasn’t just corn. Additional acres were being planted to soybeans, milo and wheat, too. The question on top of ... Read More »