Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 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 5 Agriculture stories to read, June 26, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-26-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, Extension experts offer insight into nitrogen needs, particularly in fields with wet soils. Get tips for reducing spray drift and read about volumetric versus fractional levels in the RFS. Check fields for ragweed and control any growing plants, and finally, enjoy some fun turkey facts for Turkey Lovers month!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-26-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-26-2015#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Energy Fertilizer Soybeans Nitrogen Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:53:00 +0000 99001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Growing season apps http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/growing-season-apps <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Here are mobile apps to help you this growing season. From scouting weeds, insects, soybean aphids and more to calculating growing degree days, identifying weeds and getting help with integrated pest management, identifying nutrient deficiencies and calculating tank mixes, these apps offer easily accessible help while you're out in the field this summer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/growing-season-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/growing-season-apps#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Fri, 26 Jun 2015 22:06:00 +0000 98991 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Finding a common language for the term resistance http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/finding-common-language-term-resistance <div class="field-deck"> Consistent terminology is key to fighting resistant pests </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>From weeds to insect pests to disease, resistance to efficient, economical crop protection products is threatening their efficacy and raising costs for crop producers. So why do regulations or the chemical industry always seem to have a delayed reaction to resistance? A big part of the problem involves dueling definitions, suggests Tim Dennehy, manager, Global Insect Resistance Management, Bayer Seeds.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/finding-common-language-term-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/finding-common-language-term-resistance#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Resistant Weeds Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:05:00 +0000 98961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: University of Arizona <p>Bruce Tabashnik is the department head of Entomology at the University of Arizona, where his research team studies the evolution and management of insect resistance to insecticides and transgenic plants. He has firsthand experience with the differing interpretations of resistance terminology from industry, academia and regulatory agencies and the problems that can cause growers.</p> High-quality land values continue decline http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/high-quality-land-values-continue-decline <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Location and quality of land continue to be the main drivers of pricing for individual tracts. The stability of this market is maintained by a lower supply of land for sale, contrasted with a continued demand for quality properties. Farmers National Company statistics show the volume of properties for sale is down 40% over the past six months, as compared to the past two years. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/high-quality-land-values-continue-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/high-quality-land-values-continue-decline#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Prices Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:13:00 +0000 98861 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Control water levels and nitrogen with tile systems http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/control-water-levels-and-nitrogen-tile-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Nitrate management in tile water is a big reason why this water control structure has slowly gained a foothold in the Corn Belt, but its potential for providing timely water to corn and soybeans may spell the future for this underground tile water management tool. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/control-water-levels-and-nitrogen-tile-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/control-water-levels-and-nitrogen-tile-systems#comments Conservation Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Drainage Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:35:00 +0000 98771 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Adjustable riser boards or stop logs of a water control structure back water into tile lines to raise the water table and saturate the soil upstream. When the stop logs are removed, water flows out.</p> Illustration: NRCS USDA Crop Progress, June 22, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-crop-progress-june-22-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wet weather across the Corn Belt is hampering crop conditions. Corn condition declined slightly in the past week. Soybean condition declined, too, and planting progress isn't moving very fast. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-crop-progress-june-22-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-crop-progress-june-22-2015#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean planting Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:12:00 +0000 98691 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, June 19, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-19-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, experts remind you to be on the lookout for soybean aphids, and offer the best options for sidedressing nitrogen this summer. Read and watch testimony from the latest GMO labeling hearing, and check out a calendar for when to scout different corn pests. Finally, enjoy a list of ways you know you grew up in the country.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-19-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-june-19-2015#comments Corn Fertilizer Issues Soybeans soybean production Fri, 19 Jun 2015 23:20:00 +0000 98661 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com How green is your farm? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sustainable-agriculture/how-green-your-farm <div class="field-deck"> Voluntary assessment tools help farmers protect environment, promote stewardship </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farm improvements grew out of a voluntary environmental self-assessment, which helped Nathan Collins and his brother Sean judge the effects of their farming practices on water and soil quality. The self-assessment, called Green Star Farms Initiative, is a free, Web-based tool that asks farmers to rate their stewardship practices for crops, livestock and farmstead management. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sustainable-agriculture/how-green-your-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/sustainable-agriculture/how-green-your-farm#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans Sustainable Agriculture Conservation Sustainable Agriculture Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:23:00 +0000 98641 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Sean (left) and Nathan Collins are upgrading their fuel and fertilizer containment systems on their Minnesota farm. The improvements, prompted by a voluntary environmental assessment, are some of their efforts to lower their farm&rsquo;s environmental risk.</p> Photo: Liz Morrison USDA Weather recap: Intense Corn Belt showers and Hurricane Blanca remnants http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-intense-corn-belt-showers-and-hurricane-blanca-remnants <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Showers intensified across parts of the Corn Belt, although rainfall largely bypassed the Upper Midwest and the Ohio Valley. Weekly totals of 2 to 4 inches were common in a broad area centered on Illinois, resulting in pockets of lowland flooding. Some of the heavy rain extended into the Northeast.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-intense-corn-belt-showers-and-hurricane-blanca-remnants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-intense-corn-belt-showers-and-hurricane-blanca-remnants#comments Corn Soybeans Weather Fri, 19 Jun 2015 03:01:00 +0000 98631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com