Take a look at this week's 5 Ag stories for a look at a brave farmer who decides to fight a fire with his tractor and tillage tool and if we should worry about those ears of corn that lack kernels at the tip.
Western corn rootworm beetles emerging before silk emergence may feed on corn leaves. The earliest silking fields in an area often are most heavily damaged because beetles will move to them in search of green silks....More
The June USDA Acreage Report is always highly anticipated, because it becomes the first hard data after the March USDA Plantings Intentions Report to give an indication of crop production levels in a given growing season, as of June 1....More
Dr. Fred Below, University of Illinois, offers his best information and tips for growing high-yield corn. From intensive management to weather impacts and nutrient management, see the insight from Below to help you best manage your corn crop for the highest yield.
Overall average values of crop ground and grasslands have slipped from the highs of several years ago, but are still historically strong, according to Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch real estate company.
As soybean crops enter the growing season, be sure to get into the field and scout for mid-season soybean diseases. Anne Dorrance, professor of soybean pathology, Ohio State University, recommends growers be on the lookout for frogeye leaf spot, soybean rust and brown spot....More
Corn and soybeans planted across the Corn Belt are progressing just ahead of average pace, as corn begins the silking stage and soybeans start blooming. Conditions in the good/excellent category have held fairly steady over the past week....More