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  • Sep 25, 2012

    Harvest Progresses Rapidly 1

    Corn and soybean harvest is progressing at a very rapid rate in most portions of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, as a result of almost perfect harvest conditions. As of Sept. 21, harvest progress for both corn and soybeans was at 25-50% completed in much of south-central and southwest Minnesota. This level of harvest progress is more typical of mid- to late October than late September. Most of the crops have matured beyond any potential damage from a killing frost....More
  • Sep 25, 2012

    Crop Progress in Africa

    CSD columnist Kris Klokkenga, who farms in Ghana, Africa, talks about how the current corn crop is developing as far as emergence. This particular farm uses no-till....More
  • Sep 22, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    2012 Harvest Update 23

    The 2012 harvest is in full swing. Kent Thiesse, vice president, MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal, Minn., and former Extension educator, talks about the progress of the 2012 harvest, as well as how the crop is yielding versus what is expected....More
  • Sep 11, 2012

    2012 Corn Harvest Underway

    The very warm growing season this year has pushed the 2012 corn crop very rapidly toward maturity. Corn harvest has begun in many areas of south-central and southwest Minnesota. The corn moisture content is in the 20-25% range on early-planted corn, which is more typical of early October conditions. Corn yields in 2012 are expected to be quite variable across southern Minnesota, depending on timely rainfalls, soil types, planting date and corn hybrids. So far, the early corn yields in many areas have been pleasantly surprising, considering the extremely dry conditions that existed throughout most of July and August across the region....More

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