An agronomist says it’s time to harvest corn, even if it hasn’t dried down enough. Scott Rowntree with Pioneer tells Brownfield the growing degree units won’t dry down the crop much after November 1st. “I could envision one to two points of... Read More.
An agronomist with Pioneer says the corn stalks are getting weaker every day. Arika Wech tells Brownfield the long, dry stretch of weather prevented potassium uptake in the plants, and a lot of corn is one weather event from falling down. “Rain,... Read More.
An agronomist suggests taking action yet this fall on field fertility plans. Scott Rowntree with Pioneer in Wisconsin says prices have come down on some inputs compared to the past couple of years. “Over the past couple of seasons, some growers have delayed... Read More.
An extension agronomist says harvest has been steady across Iowa and yields have been better than expected. Meaghan Anderson is with Iowa State University. “People are very pleased with, especially, corn yields. Given the weather conditions that we had, they are quite good. I’ve... Read More.
An agronomist says the timing of rain in a dry growing season helped some short-season soybean varieties outperform their full-season counterparts. Bob Berkovich with Pioneer in Wisconsin says it’s no surprise the lack of moisture during critical development times is driving soybean yield results.... Read More.
An extension soybean agronomist is concerned about the long-term outlook for controlling weeds. Seth Naeve with the University of Minnesota says because herbicide resistance isn’t slowing down, alternative management strategies are becoming more necessary. “Farmers unfortunately I think have this thing that we call ‘techno... Read More.
An Illinois based agronomist predicts some farmers in his coverage area will be pleasantly surprised by their corn yields.“It’s kind of amazing how good the corn looks following the driest June in history.”Wyffels Hybrids Agronomy Manager Ryan Gentle tells Brownfield... Read More.
An extension agronomist in northern Iowa anticipates an early harvest. Angie Rieck-Hinz with Iowa State University says dry, hot conditions have accelerated crop development. “Between the heat and the drought stress, our crops are ahead of schedule in terms of maturity. But also, we... Read More.
A DEKALB/Asgrow technical agronomist says the heat dome that sat over much of the Corn Belt recently changed the direction of this year’s corn crop. Randy Niver, who is based in east central Illinois, says originally there were concerns that the corn harvest would... Read More.
An agronomist says waterhemp and earworms are some of the biggest challenges in southern Illinois corn and soybean fields. Ben Wiegmann with Beck’s Hybrids tells Brownfield the lack of rainfall during June prevented residual herbicides from activating, especially in soybeans. “But then also the lack... Read More.
Some Midwestern farmers keep getting the moisture they’ve been needing. Meaghan Anderson, extension agronomist with Iowa State University, says most of Iowa recently received some crop-saving rains. “That made a big difference in our crop as far as being able to finish things out and... Read More.
A Beck’s Hybrids agronomist says there is still potential for average or above average corn and soybean yields in southern Illinois. Ben Wiegmann tells Brownfield there are some corn fields that faced too much drought stress during pollination, but other areas have recovered well. “A... Read More.