Iowa researchers discovered the mechanism that gives SCN power over plants. This discovery doesn’t mean the pest is beaten just yet, but instead puts scientists in a better position to find long-term control methods.
Each year the National Wheat Foundation (with other sponsors) hosts a National Wheat Yield Contest. Winners are selected from winter wheat and spring wheat as well as two subcategories: dryland and irrigated.
The United States corn production forecast decreased to 14.63 billion bushels, down 152 million bushels from the October forecast. At 178.9 bu. per acre, the yield decrease of 1.8 bu. came in below pre-report estimates.