Illinois corn growers will vote March 29 on whether they want to see an increase in their corn checkoff.
RANDOLPH, Iowa — After retiring from dairy farming in 2010, one of Carl Jardon’s neighbors joked he would have more time to help with the corn board. Eleven years later, he is part of the leadership.
Dispatching unmanned-aerial vehicles equipped with remote-sensing technology and taking smartphone images on the ground, Michigan State University researchers are helping farmers more quickly predict and quantify tar spot in corn.
Major League Baseball and the National Corn Growers Association will host a Field of Dreams game to be played at a newly constructed ballpark adjacent to the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, on Thursday, Aug. 12. The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX.
This is the first time since he started working with the University of Illinois corn hybrid trials in 1994 that senior research specialist Darin Joos has seen results of a corn hybrid test trial thrown out because of hail damage.
Although there were challenges on Midwest farms in 2020, the corn crop stood tall for many farmers this harvest season, allowing for a good range of data in yield tests.
Following the derecho event on Aug. 10, millions of acres in Iowa face challenging conditions. In many cases the corn may be unharvestable. These unharvestable fields require some level of fall management to ensure the future crop can achieve even emergence and normal early plant growth.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — It sounds corny, but if we use our ears, corn ears will tell us why yields are down, says University of Missouri Extension state agronomist Bill Wiebold.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Conservation was the top issue discussed by the National Corn Growers Association at Commodity Classic Feb. 27.
As a result of late planting and inconsistent weather conditions throughout the season, both in-field and across-field variations have been quite significant this year as compared to previous years.
Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2019, the average hatching date will be behind due to cool spring temperatures.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website Jan. 22.
FREEPORT, Ill. — If you are the farmer who grows continuous corn with the same hybrid for corn rootworm protection year after year, you are more likely to be the farm that has a corn rootworm problem, potentially caused by resistance, according to university experts.
FREEPORT, Ill. — While farmers are updated on the damage old and new enemies in the field can cause, they are also being introduced to new decision-making tools to help them cope.
Hybrid selection is one of the most important decisions in corn production. Select hybrids according to agronomic traits, including suitability for a given crop rotation, emergence, root strength, standability and tolerance to diseases, drought, insect pests and herbicides.
From 2013 to 2018, U.S. soybean yields have been above trend in all years, with an average yield-above-trend of 3.7 bushels per acre.
When Eric Totemeier is deciding on his farm plans for next season, he is focusing on safeguards needed to reach his full yield potential.
CHICAGO — When it comes to nitrogen, more isn’t always better. That is something that University of Illinois professor emeritus Emerson Nafziger has found time and time again through years of research.
As winter officially arrives, livestock producers are looking at a number of strategies to make hay supplies last. Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist, says there is a lot of variability in available hay.
NORMAL, Ill. — No matter the politics or prices, the drive for increasing yields remains ingrained in farmers.
Every year, Rolland Schnell dedicates some of his Newton, Iowa, farmland to participating in field trials. What he gains is invaluable to him.
When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your particular farm or field.
Since the University of Missouri first began publishing corn yield test results in 1937, the goal has been to provide objective information for farmers to help make their seed decisions. The number of entries has grown from fewer than 50 to 215 today.
With harvest wrapping up across the Midwest, the Iowa Crop Improvement Association has released its annual results for corn and soybean variety trials.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The 2018 University of Illinois corn hybrid tests, at 13 locations across the state, produced fairly typical results, with good yields overall and some weather-related variations.