Grains http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/5273/more en Scout corn fields for stalk, ear rot diseases http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-corn-fields-stalk-ear-rot-diseases <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While most of the corn crop looks good, Extension experts in Nebraska are beginning to see early evidence of problems developing, in particular, stalk and ear rot diseases. Farmers should watch for early symptoms and consider monitoring high-risk corn fields for stalk and ear rot diseases as harvest approaches. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-corn-fields-stalk-ear-rot-diseases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-corn-fields-stalk-ear-rot-diseases#comments Corn corn production Conditions and Diseases Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:17:00 +0000 100291 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Early discoloration of some plants can be a symptom of stalk rot. Push, pinch, or split symptomatic plants to assess for stalk rot diseases.</p> Photo: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Corn prices reflect export concerns, weak demand prospects http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-reflect-export-concerns-weak-demand-prospects <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good, recent corn price weakness is not coming from the supply side. Concerns about demand may stem from two sources: exports short of USDA projection and economic weakness.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-reflect-export-concerns-weak-demand-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-reflect-export-concerns-weak-demand-prospects#comments Corn Marketing corn harvest Prices Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:59:00 +0000 100241 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Aug. 21, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-21-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, watch a webinar covering the benefits, and the possibilities, of cover crops and get information about treating post-pollination corn aphids. See the latest USDA report about computer and internet usage on the farm and learn how to track payback on variable rate application. Finally, learn about a WWE wrestler who also farms. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-21-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-21-2015#comments Conservation Corn Precision Ag corn production cover crops Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:40:00 +0000 100211 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Stop farming unprofitable acres http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sustainable-agriculture/stop-farming-unprofitable-acres <div class="field-deck"> Iowa farmer Wayne Fredericks uses technology to retire unprofitable field areas. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Five fields on Wayne Fredericks’ farm took on a new look this year after he decided to retire small parcels in each of them to boost profitability and improve the environment. Although the retired areas are small – the largest is 3.2 acres and the smallest just under 3/4 of an acre – Fredericks says it makes sense to quit growing crops in these areas that lose money every year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sustainable-agriculture/stop-farming-unprofitable-acres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sustainable-agriculture/stop-farming-unprofitable-acres#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans Sustainable Agriculture soybean production Corn Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:56:00 +0000 100191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Iowa farmer Wayne Fredericks retired portions of five fields, ranging in size from a 3.2-acre piece surrounding a sinkhole, to smaller 0.7 to 1.2-acre areas along building sites, windbreaks and a waterway. &ldquo;In all but one case, yield was at least 20% below the farm average, and all consistently lost me money,&rdquo; he says.</p> Photo: Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association New seed treatment, high-tech corn coming to market http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/seed/new-seed-treatment-high-tech-corn-coming-market <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DuPont Pioneer launches range of new tools, including new seed treatment package for corn, Lumivia. Also included is a line-up of traited corn products, called Qrome, which combines two traits into a single event.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/seed/new-seed-treatment-high-tech-corn-coming-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/seed/new-seed-treatment-high-tech-corn-coming-market#comments Corn Seed Seed Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:25:00 +0000 100171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>DuPont Pioneer will be moving to a new seed treatment in 2015 with its PPST250 product enhanced with the addition of Lumivia, a new insecticide, that offers added protection from black cutworm and fall armyworm.</p> Photo: Willie Vogt 2 methods for estimating corn yield http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/2-methods-estimating-corn-yield <div class="field-byline"> Source: Peter Thomison, Ohio State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two procedures widely used for estimating corn grain yields prior to harvest are the yield component method (also referred to as the "slide rule" or corn yield calculator) and the ear weight method. Each method will often produce yield estimates that are within 20 bushels/acre of actual yield. Such estimates can be helpful for general planning purposes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/2-methods-estimating-corn-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/2-methods-estimating-corn-yield#comments Corn corn production Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:53:00 +0000 100061 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Why promote 500-bushel corn? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/why-promote-500-bushel-corn <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It’s high time for high yield contest managers to think different – to recognize farmers that go beyond the weigh wagon – and reward yield along with environmental achievements such as reduced nitrogen use and increased soil health.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/think-different">Think Different</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/why-promote-500-bushel-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/why-promote-500-bushel-corn#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Think Different Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:05:00 +0000 99931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Midwest crop progress update http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/midwest-crop-progress-update <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>What's happening in corn and soybean fields around the Midwest? Here are crop conditions, growth stages, disease reports and more from agronomy experts at WinField.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/midwest-crop-progress-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/midwest-crop-progress-update#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:46:00 +0000 99781 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Does your corn need rescue nitrogen? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/does-your-corn-need-rescue-nitrogen <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Crop condition ratings in parts of the Corn Belt are on a steady downward trend, mostly due to standing water, whether from earlier this summer or right now, says Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois crop scientist. Soil nitrogen levels have also fallen considerably, he says, dropping to 50 lbs/acre or below in the top 2 feet of soil.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/does-your-corn-need-rescue-nitrogen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/does-your-corn-need-rescue-nitrogen#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 99761 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Excessive rainfall impact on corn pollination http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/excessive-rainfall-impact-corn-pollination <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the concerns some growers have is that persistent rains will wash pollen off the silks before fertilization occurs. However, pollen shed is not a continuous process. It stops when the tassel is too wet or too dry and begins again when temperature conditions are favorable. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/excessive-rainfall-impact-corn-pollination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/excessive-rainfall-impact-corn-pollination#comments Corn corn production Precipitation Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:34:00 +0000 99441 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com