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13:21PM Apr 29, 2019

As Wet Weather Benches Planters, Farmers Eyeball Shorter Maturity Crops

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

USDA’s Crop Progress report last week put farmers in the Midwest and Mid-South in double-digit deficits in certain crops compared to the 5-year average.

09:48AM Apr 26, 2019

Late Planting: Don’t Hit the Panic Button Yet

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

Nerves are at a high as farmers near the close of the optimal planting window—May 20, on average. With more rain in the forecast you might be wondering just how

11:33AM Apr 24, 2019

Cotton Could Steal Acres from Soybeans

Clinton Griffiths
AgDay Anchor, Executive Producer

As cotton planting rolls forward, some analysts think relatively strong prices could urge more farmers away from soybeans and into cotton.

09:24AM Apr 24, 2019

Helena Offers Two New Seed Treatments

Sara Schafer
Sara Schafer

Farmers who are looking to combat disease and insect pressure in soybeans or reduce nematode damage and improve stand establishment in corn can look to new offerings from Helena Agri-Enterprises.

16:23PM Apr 22, 2019

Corn Planting Progress Paces 2018, Still Behind The Five-Year Average

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor

In their April 22 Crop Progress Report, USDA noted farmers throughout most of the Corn Belt are in the field, at least prepping fields, if not planting.

14:19PM Apr 22, 2019

Planters Finally Roll for #Plant19

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

While it already seems like an arduous planting season, little seed has actually hit the ground. However, good weather has finally hit the Midwest and planters are rolling. Farmers took

09:30AM Apr 20, 2019

Stop Corn Yield Loss From The Start

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

As corn pokes through the soil it’s susceptible to a wide variety of attacks. From insects to disease, attacking organisms see young corn as easy prey—and an attack could be