Stories about corn
With the rains last weekend, the progress on soybean harvest this week was much slower. We switched the combine back to corn and knocked out a custom high-moisture corn job for my relatives that farm next to us.
Well, it’s definitely fall. With the changing weather patterns, it’s making it hard to combine beans because we get a rain just about the time they dry out. But the rain is helping the cover crops grow in a different field, almost too much.
New National Corn Growers Association President Chris Edgington brings life lessons he learned from his father to the new leadership role.
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.
The Indiana Corn Growers Association hosted its annual High Octane Fuel Summit in Indianapolis. The summit is designed to tout the benefits of higher blends of ethanol fuel to fueling station retailers and similar stakeholders.
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.
What a warm week! We had one day of fall, then right back to summer. All week the temperatures were back in the upper 80s to lower 90s. A few rains passed through the region Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday. At our place we had about 0.3″ altogether.
Ron and Jay Kindred were a little over half finished with the corn harvest on Monday afternoon. Ron was hauling corn to the local elevator while his son, Jay, had combine duties on a 46-acre field that has a long connection with the family and is now owned by Jay and his wife, Ashley.