Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, April 24, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-24-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 5 ag stories to read this week reminds growers to check for corn seedling diseases, particularly on fields that were planted early. Read some questions and answers about anhydrous ammonia practices, and find out what the USDA is doing to help farmers deal with climate change. There are also tips to help you save money in the current low-price environment. Finally, learn about a new soybean-based invention: Soy Sniffs.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-24-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-24-2015#comments Corn Soybeans corn production Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:24:00 +0000 97131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 3 Tips for sidedressing nitrogen on your corn crop http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/3-tips-sidedressing-nitrogen-your-corn-crop <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many questions are crossing grower’s minds regarding nitrogen (N) application. However, with this season’s variability in precipitation, Fabian Fernandez, University of Illinois Extension specialist in soil fertility and plant nutrition, says those are difficult questions to answer generally.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/3-tips-sidedressing-nitrogen-your-corn-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/3-tips-sidedressing-nitrogen-your-corn-crop#comments Corn Fertilizer Nitrogen Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 57301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New Bt trait for corn rootworm http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/new-bt-trait-corn-rootworm <div class="field-deck"> Novel new protein joins the battle against corn rootworm </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“My experience is very similar to when Bt corn first came out, and we saw better standability and more plants going through the machine,” says Andy Dunn, Nebraska farmer. “I really feel it will be a plus in high corn rootworm areas. The biggest thing about Agrisure Duracade is that it brings dual modes of action to help fight the spread of corn rootworm resistance. We need to do everything we can to increase the longevity of the technology.”</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/new-bt-trait-corn-rootworm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/new-bt-trait-corn-rootworm#comments Corn Seed Western corn rootworm Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:34:00 +0000 97111 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Syngenta Early-season weed stress impact on corn genetics http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/early-season-weed-stress-impact-corn-genetics <div class="field-deck"> Research shows more than just early plant growth is impacted. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Early-season corn and weeds don’t just compete; they also interact on a genetic level. Weeds grow bigger while corn plants grow less. Sharon Clay, professor of plant science, South Dakota State University (SDSU), used genetic mapping technologies to disclose what happens in the plant. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/early-season-weed-stress-impact-corn-genetics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/early-season-weed-stress-impact-corn-genetics#comments Corn corn production Weeds Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:17:00 +0000 97091 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Evaluation of early-season weed control by Jane Moriles-Miller, graduate student, and Sharon Clay, plant scientist, SDSU, identified an irreversible gene response taking place in newly emerging corn and the weeds they emerged into. The more time that passed before weed removal, the greater the yield loss.&nbsp;</p> Photo: South Dakota State University 5 Agriculture stories to read, April 17, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-17-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get tips for controlling marestail this spring, as well as for reducing compaction with lower tire pressures. Read insight from ag economists about corn price projections for the next marketing year, and from agronomy experts about increasing soybean yields. Finally, enjoy a book for kids about being on the farm.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-17-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-17-2015#comments Corn Soybeans Weeds Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:15:00 +0000 97041 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Data can show cost per bushel http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel <div class="field-deck"> Which production practices are offering a return on your farm? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Imagine the power of knowing your long-term average cost per bushel by dominant soil types. Maybe you’ve mastered being profitable on lighter soil types and that is one of your strategic advantages.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Decisions Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:08:00 +0000 97001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn planting ready to begin http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-planting-ready-begin <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Topsoil conditions this spring have been described as “almost ideal” for corn planting by farm operators and agronomists across southern and western Minnesota. Due to the very limited amount of stored soil moisture in many areas of the region, producers are likely to minimize their tillage trips prior to planting this spring, in order to maintain as much top soil moisture as possible for seed germination and seedling growth. </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-planting-ready-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-planting-ready-begin#comments Corn corn planting Focus on Ag Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:02:00 +0000 96961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com DIY in-field management zones http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The management zone creation tool, a step-by-step process, allows users to create zones from data including yield, soil type and crop health imagery. The zones can be modified, the rates chosen and test blocks can be added to further test plant populations or applications. All of this is done by the farmer, with a simple online tool at FARMServer.com. Then farmers just upload that prescription to their monitor in their equipment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Precision Farming Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:18:00 +0000 96931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn planter down-force systems tested http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-planter-down-force-systems-tested <div class="field-deck"> In a low-stress year, farmer trials show modest yield gains from automatic systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2014, the Boettgers, who farm 3,000 acres near Harlan in southwestern Iowa, decided to harness technology to help solve their planter down-pressure challenge. They outfitted half their 16-row Kinze 3600 planter with an Ag Leader hydraulic down-force system, which automatically senses down force and adjusts it in one second.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-planter-down-force-systems-tested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-planter-down-force-systems-tested#comments Corn Equipment corn planting Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:29:00 +0000 96921 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Mike Krivit Corn prices remain under pressure http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-under-pressure <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn futures prices tumbled by nearly 10¢ per bushel this past week, with old-crop May closing Friday at $3.77, September at near $3.92 and December new-crop at $4.02. That’s even with good exports and USDA’s projected ending corn stocks still below trade expectations, notes a Memphis, Tenn., market analyst.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-under-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-under-pressure#comments Corn Marketing Prices Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:37:00 +0000 96911 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com