As harvest inches forward across the Corn Belt, farmers are learning what tough weather meant for yield and grain quality.
“Dry conditions over the past month have limited the spread of ear rots,” says Emerson Nafz
Some problem pests just keep raising their ugly heads each season, and that’s certainly true for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN). Despite a lot of work and effort on the part of university Extension and company researcher
No news is good news, so they say. Maybe not when it comes to the USDA Crop Progress report. This week, crops are essentially in the same place they were last week. Midwest corn and soybean maturity is still lagging beh
Tuesday’s weekly Crop Progress report from USDA showed corn maturity is still delayed, and that conditions for corn, soybeans and even cotton have improved.
Despite extensive damage to the Texas cotton crop from Hurri
The Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour isn’t all clear skies, sunshine and 240 bushel corn. In fact, today, on the Eastern leg of the tour, scouts were met with severe weather and extreme variability in the fields.
Today’s soybeans are typically golden yellow, with a tiny blackish mark where they attach to the pod. In a field of millions of beans, nearly all of them will have this look. Occasionally, however, a bean will turn up
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