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.
Check this gallery of five ag stories, that can tip you off on to what is happening in your fields. Find out what pests are lurking, when it's time to spray insecticide to control soybean aphids and what might be causing an increase in plugged drainage tile.
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.
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
While some crops are more susceptible to heat stress during critical growth stages, both corn and soybean are also susceptible to extreme heat (and water) stress during early vegetative stages. While options are limited for mitigating the negative impact(s) of extreme heat stress on crops, there are several practical options, especially in irrigated settings....More
Corn and soybean prices have increased in the past several months, leading to improved 2016 income prospects. Even given these price increases, working capital is still projected to be negative for rented farmland, leading to a continuing need to cut costs....More
Crop producers in the Upper Midwest who are facing either prevented planting or crop replant situations should contact their crop insurance agent for more details on the prevented planting and replant options with various crop insurance policies....More
Around the Midwest, agronomists from Winfield are out in corn and soybean fields, checking emergence issues and looking for weeds, insects and diseases. They're also checking for nutrient deficiency. Here are updates on what they're seeing.