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Hail can devastate a cotton field at any growth stage, as it did this South Plains field in 2005. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Randy Boman)
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-- Odin, Minn.
-- Winneshiek County, Iowa
-- Winneshiek County, northeast Iowa
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After enduring uncooperative weather the past three years, Leon Knirk says his corn crop finally got a break this season. The Ultimate Farm Quest participant, based near Quincy, Mich., says yields averaged about 170 bushels per acre for the early season corn, and he anticipates better yields in his full season corn. The following video provides a brief glimpse of his early season corn harvest.
--Mitchell County, north central Iowa
If you are planting cereal grains this fall you ought to try the SabrEx seed treatment from ABM in Van Wert, Ohio. It made and extra 14 bushels in trials this summer and I know it added bushels to my corn and soybeans. It replaces T-22 seedbox treatment or supplements it. It is a different strain of trichaderma. I know the local dealer had some seed left with the seed already inoculated with it when they added the chemical seed treatment.
It is so very dry we might need a shower to get the cereal grains out of the ground. I don't think there will be much wheat planted because of the corn and soybean markets and for the lack of seed but it is a good crop for rotation if you can get it planted. My double crop soybeans look amazingly good for as dry as it has been, maybe 4 inches all summer but it was planted the earliest I ever planted double crop soybeans after wheat. That was the last 10 days of June.
-- Southwest Ohio
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Well, it’s amazing. The miracle has been done. Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.