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This year has been a mixed year for our summer row crops. Across the southern region, (Kansas), areas have experienced drought, more than usual rainfall, heat, wind, early freeze, and disease. Here are a few things I have noticed while out looking at fields and talking with other agronomists in the region to consider while prioritizing which fields to harvest.Read
Many of us in the Western Corn Belt will soon be in the field harvesting our corn. The question many have is: How will this drought affect our test weight? There are many factors that affect corn yield, one major factor is test weight.Read
Corn maturity may be delayed by late planting and/or below normal summer temperatures. When slow corn development continues into the fall, corn grain may be significantly wetter at harvest. This can result in higher drying costs, mechanical damage to grain, and if a killing frost occurs before corn reaches maturity, yield reductions.Read
Cooler and wet conditions in the Western Corn Belt have delayed harvest and slowed grain drying, leading to increased ear rot diseases and grain molds. Some producers and consultants also are observing rotted cobs, which can be related to several ear rot diseases.Read