Grains http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/5273/more en 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 Crop conditions hold steady in Upper Midwest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-hold-steady-upper-midwest <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Crop conditions across most of Minnesota and much the Midwest have been quite favorable through the first half of the growing season. Crop conditions in a large segment of the southern Corn Belt have been much less favorable during most of the growing season, due to the significant amount of late and prevented planting, along with excessive rainfall in many areas during June and early July. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-hold-steady-upper-midwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-hold-steady-upper-midwest#comments Corn Soybeans Corn Soybean Focus on Ag Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:19:00 +0000 99431 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Value of in-season nitrogen application http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/value-season-nitrogen-application <div class="field-byline"> Source: DuPont Pioneer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn plants take up and use a large amount of nitrogen during the growing season. Making sure the plant has access to nitrogen as it approaches flowering can improve yields. In-season nitrogen applications help ensure the plant has adequate nitrogen to fuel kernel development.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/value-season-nitrogen-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/value-season-nitrogen-application#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:58:00 +0000 99281 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Uncertainty about 2015-16 corn marketing year http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/uncertainty-about-2015-16-corn-marketing-year <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Marketing year-ending stocks for corn are expected to be 172 million bushels smaller and the average farm price is expected to be 25ยข higher than projected a month earlier. Darrel Good, a University of Illinois agricultural economist, says uncertainty surrounding these projections is likely greater than is normally the case for this time of year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/uncertainty-about-2015-16-corn-marketing-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/uncertainty-about-2015-16-corn-marketing-year#comments Corn Marketing corn production Prices Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:41:00 +0000 99231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Severe weather impact on U.S. crops: Prepare and protect http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/severe-weather-impact-us-crops-prepare-and-protect <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Each season, farmers across the country face adverse weather conditions that impact the health and yield of their crops. These conditions can include drought, flooding, wind, thunderstorms and extreme temperatures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/severe-weather-impact-us-crops-prepare-and-protect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/severe-weather-impact-us-crops-prepare-and-protect#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Weather Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:50:00 +0000 99151 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Wet weather and weed management http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/wet-weather-and-weed-management <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wet weather has delayed POST herbicide applications in both corn and soybeans. This can result in weeds and crops that are larger and more advanced in growth stage than anticipated. The larger crop is primarily a problem in corn, where a more advanced growth stage can start to limit herbicide options. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/wet-weather-and-weed-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/wet-weather-and-weed-management#comments Corn Crop Chemicals corn production Weeds Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:13:00 +0000 99081 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 3, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-3-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 5 ag stories to read this week reminds corn growers to scout for diseases. Get corn yield forecasts, as well as a price outlook after the stocks reports from USDA. Let your smartphone help you farm this summer with mobile apps, and finally, enjoy a fireworks show from a drone perspective.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-3-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-3-2015#comments Corn corn production Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:05:00 +0000 99071 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn waist-high by 4th of July? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-waist-high-4th-july <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>For generations, the standard measure for corn growth was knee-high by July 4th, which meant that the corn plant should be able to produce a crop for that year. Of course, most farmers a couple of generations ago had much lower yield goals for their corn than the farmers of today. Today, waist-high, or higher, corn by July 4th is a more typical, and has resulted in some very good corn yields in most areas in recent years. It is difficult to get exceptional corn yields in the southern half of Minnesota, if corn is only knee-high or smaller on July 4. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-waist-high-4th-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-waist-high-4th-july#comments Corn corn production Focus on Ag Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:26:00 +0000 99021 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com