– Risk of potential corn yield loss is greatest during pollination and remains high from the blister stage through dough stage.2 – Soybean yield potential is most at risk from drought stress from the 2nd to 4th week of seed fill. – Reviewing some physiological concepts may help evaluate the current crop status. Spotlight: Corn…Details
– Even the most superior seed products do not win yield comparisons in every plot. – It is important to understand plot yield data and why a high-yielding product with the best average yield across multiple locations does not have the highest yield at every location. – Yield data may change as the harvest season…Details
– Yield trial results offer an opportunity to compare agricultural products in a geography similar to one’s own farm and can assist growers in selecting quality products for next season. – As yield results are examined this fall and winter, keep in mind to evaluate multiple locations and scenarios, evaluate head-to-head comparisons, consider the statistical…Details
Some grain loss during harvest is inevitable.
Measuring grain loss behind the combine can identify higher than acceptable grain loss.
Taking the time to make combine adjustments can significantly reduce excess grain loss.
The combine owner’s manual is the best guide for correct combine settings.
Spotlight: Reduce harvest losses in soybean and corn
It is critical to begin harvesting a field with clean equipment. Harvest equipment must be cleaned before moving between fields, especially if the harvested field was infested with weeds. Avoid leasing or purchasing used harvest equipment from an area with herbicide resistant weeds. Vacuuming, sweeping, and using compressed air and/or water are the best methods…Details
A poorly adjusted combine can cause yield and profit losses. Acceptable combine loss levels are 1 bushel or less per acre in corn and 1 to 2 bushes per acre in soybean. Harvest loss can be reduced when growers are aware of what machinery and operating adjustments should be made. Spotlight: Combine Preparation Can Help Maximize…Details
– Timing of irrigation is an important factor in soybean production for optimum growth and yield.
– Soybean seed fill growth stage (R5-R6) is an important irrigation time to avoid moisture stress.
– Timely irrigation management may help to increase and stabilize crop yields long-term.
Spotlight: Soybean Production
– Goss’s wilt is also called Goss’s bacterial wilt, leaf freckles and wilt of corn, and Nebraska bacterial wilt and leaf freckles. – Proper identification of Goss’s wilt is essential for effective management in future plantings. – Knowing the life cycle of the pathogen, identifying symptoms, and the environmental conditions for development can be helpful for…Details
Next to planting and stand establishment, the process of corn pollination and fertilization is one of the most important phases of crop development. While successful pollination and fertilization depends greatly on environmental conditions, there are several management considerations that can help optimize the process. Understanding the components and factors involved in the process is the…Details