A warm spell this spring has a lot of growers out in the fields earlier than what they may usually be. Most planting will be firing up here in the next couple of weeks in the center of the Corn Belt, so it is good as time as any to remind yourself of some key things to remember as we dive into the season.
The start of the 2021 growing season is practically upon us in the central Corn Belt. Some brave souls have put a few beans in, and the delta is off to an early start with corn at V2 growth stage. My question is, is everyone ready to embrace this potentially wild and lucrative ride??
If long-term drought is a concern, talk to your AgVenture Yield Specialist about AgVenture brand Optimum® AQUAmax® products available for your area. These products are specially bred for drought tolerance but will thrive and grow, in rain or shine. AgVenture’s lineup of Optimum AQUAmax products features multiple trait packages in a range of maturities with several end-use options, including silage options in our Total Forage System.
AgVenture’s experts agree that a fungicide application, or two, made money for corn growers again in the 2020 crop year. What isn’t so obvious is what to do about a fungicide application in soybeans.
The start of corn harvest looks very different for many operations. At Cutting Edge Consulting, we believe that there are significantly higher yields to be had if we start harvesting corn around 25-26% or higher moisture and then dry it down.
There is a big US crop out there. That may be a hard statement to hear for those who have suffered a loss due to nasty weather incursions this summer. But it is true, and it is true in many parts of the country. Not just corn…there will be a bonus soybean crop too.