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17:02PM Apr 27, 2020

Iowa and Minnesota Double Average Corn Planting

John Herath
AgWeb Contributor

Iowa and Minnesota led the pack in a busy corn planting week.

15:24PM Apr 27, 2020

Friendly Weather Leads to Spike in Planting Progress

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

USDA’s April 27 Crop Progress Report shows corn made huge jumps week-over-week and is pacing ahead of the five-year average. Soybeans made a smaller jump and are also well above

14:50PM Apr 27, 2020

USDA Crop Progress: Planters Were Busy Last Week

AgWeb Contributor

Corn planting jumped from 7% last week to 27% this week, ahead of the five-year average.

12:13PM Apr 27, 2020

Ken Ferrie: What to Watch in Planted Fields

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

Last week’s planting conditions were overwhelmingly good in many regions, but this past weekend’s cold snap and rain this week could bring new challenges.

09:59AM Apr 27, 2020

Eight Steps to Early Soybean Planting

Darrell Smith
Conservation and Machinery Editor

With a new system, prior planning prevents problems

09:43AM Apr 27, 2020

Manage 2020’s Triple Threat

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

Planting is the first step in the quest to mazimize yields. As seeds hit the ground, they’re under attack from various predators.

11:53AM Apr 24, 2020

Does Weekend Weather Support Planting?

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

While parts of the country continue to struggle with drought conditions, farmers in corn- and soybean-growing states are hoping for a reprieve from rainfall.