Driven largely by favorable "bearish" crop weather around the Corn Belt and weaker long position holders exiting the market ahead of Friday's USDA crop report, corn futures finished slightly lower on the Chicago Board of Trade today.
Agronomically sound corn that stands up to drought may seem like a dream, but it will likely be reality in the next decade. Crops Technology Editor Gil Gullickson learned about Syngenta's efforts in this field on a recent trip to one the company's research
Corn growers are being encouraged to scout their newly planted corn fields for any emergence problems as a way of quickly identifying solutions and developing successful replant plans, if warranted. Here are some scouting tips from Ohio State University Ex
University of Missouri entomologists monitoring night flights of black cutworm moths predict that heavy damage to corn seedlings could start there around May 9, much earlier than usual. They say farmers should be scouting fields now so insecticides can be
Controlling weeds in corn fields before they reach four inches tall can help growers eliminate "invisible yield loss," according to University of Wisconsin Extension weed scientist Chris Boerboom. He says when control measures are put off until weeds are l