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Stacking Crop Rotation Controls Pests By: 09/18/2014 @ 3:20pm

Confusing weeds and insects is the best way to prevent them from building resistance to herbicides and insecticides. Thus, crop rotations that are unpredictable – from…

Second-Crop Corn Stover By: 09/16/2014 @ 3:17pm

Hay land replaced by cornfields could have hurt Brian Alff’s custom baling business in southwest Iowa. Instead, he…

The Right Moisture to Harvest Corn By: 09/14/2014 @ 11:00pm

Have you ever heard of a farmer who started harvesting a corn field at 26 percent moisture and it was yielding 200…

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When Will My Corn Be Ready for Harvest? By: 09/09/2014 @ 11:00pm

We are finishing up the first week of September and harvest will be here soon.​Step 1: How many days till your corn is “black layered”? ​It takes 20-25 days for corn to get to black layer after it…

Keep On Alert for Aphids By: 09/08/2014 @ 11:00pm

In the last few weeks there has been an increase in aphids in corn. Aphids have been everywhere on the plant including the leaves, leaf sheaths, and husks. The picture above shows an aphid population on a corn…

Possibility of Ear Rot - What to Watch For! By: 09/07/2014 @ 11:00pm

As harvest starts to approach and we are working to get combines and grain bins ready, don’t forget to keep an eye on your corn fields. Many of us are hoping for a great crop, but as this year continues to…

Why Oh Why Is My Corn Tipping Back? By: 09/04/2014 @ 11:00pm

Why is my corn tipping back?Projections are for another bumper corn crop in Ohio and Indiana. Time will tell if we beat the average yield for both states of 177 Bu./A. from 2013. As I travel around both…

Canada's Potential: New Cornhuskers By: 09/03/2014 @ 2:34pm

Last year, Monsanto Canada announced a $100 million corn-breeding effort over the next decade with the potential to explode western Canada’s corn acreage from about 300,000 to 500,000 acres to as many as 10…

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