With poor weather keeping farmers out of fields for so long, they’re facing difficult decisions. And with prevent plant dates for corn sneaking ever closer, some farmers are eyeing soybeans.
As planting dates for many producers are pushed into May, the soil is warming and you might wonder if that gives you flexibility in corn planting populations.
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
Do all you can to ensure the crop gets the best start possible—even if field conditions mean you’re planting later than you’d hoped.
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
Farm Journal Late Spring 2019
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