The North Shelby Ag Leader plot (NSHS) is emblematic of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) spirit, a boots-on-the-ground experience centered squarely on education, community and legacy.
There are few more disheartening sites than a corn field, once full of promise, now lying flat on the ground. This will not only make harvest more difficult, but also put you at risk of leaving bushels in the field.
Problems with micronutrients in corn usually are driven by some other condition, such as compaction, drought, organic [muck or peat] soils, sandy soils and acid or alkaline soils.
In the spring of 1975, Ed Hain rolled the dice and planted several six-row strips of corn and soybeans, kicking off 15-year average of roughly 50 extra bushels of corn yield per acre.
Breeding advances brought an era of advanced disease control. The future of disease tolerance will use advanced breeding with targeted approaches that help maximize corn and soybean yield potential.
Certain areas of the country might be seeing extra-long silks on corn. This leaves many farmers with questions about what that means and if it will be a net positive or negative on pollination and overall yield.
That whirring noise you might be hearing isn’t a plane in the distance, instead it’s the approach of one hungry pest: The Japanese beetle.