Syngenta merger means Chinese may own seeds they rejected.
A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices.
U.S. farmers are off to a slow start on corn plantings and even though it is still very early in the 2017 season, the numbers may already imply that total corn acres could be less than the 89.996 million that the market currently expects.
Corn planting is underway in many areas now, and the crop will soon emerge. As it gets established, consider going out into the field with the grower to evaluate whether it emerged evenly or unevely. If it appears uneven, there's a strong likelihood that the grower's planting practices or preparation contributed to the problem. It's important information to know, because uneven emergence can hurt corn ear counts.
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