October 26, 2021

New seed treatment products to protect corn and soybeans from early-season problems were a topic of discussion at the Farm Progress Show.

A new constructed wetland was showcased during the recent Vermilion Headwaters Watershed field tour in Livingston County. The constructed wetland was installed in August 2018 on Fulton Farms farmland and is designed to capture and remove nutrients from tile drainage.

Harvest is well underway across Indiana, and some farmers are dealing with yield loss from tar spot. Long periods of wet conditions created favorable conditions for tar spot.

Midwestern farmers can soon earn compensation for conservation practices thanks to a new partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association, the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Indiana Grown for Schools published four free tool kits to help farm-to-school food efforts. The books highlight Indiana success stories, provide information and include best practices for school gardens.

Late-season disease management is crucial to protecting corn and soybean yield potential come harvest. Although Corn Belt farmers already facing top 2021 yield robbers are past the prevention stage, the Golden Harvest agronomy team reminds them that it’s not too late to mitigate the diseases’ impact — not only for this season, but for the next, as well.