Southwest Iowa farmer Dave McGargill says drought conditions have improved after some timely rain events this summer. “We received about six inches of rain at the end of June and the first week of July,” he said. “Since then, we have picked up another... Read More.
Illinois corn and soybean conditions improved the last week of July. USDA says 49% of the corn crop is rated good to excellent, an increase of four percentage points from the previous week. Soybean conditions are rated 46% good to excellent, an increase of... Read More.
A crop specialist says recent rains have helped some crops in the Eastern Corn Belt improve significantly. Adam Byrne, FMC Technical Service Manager tells Brownfield there are still fields showing signs of stress, but for the most part crop shave rebounded quite well. ... Read More.
Recent rain has improved some Kentucky corn and soybean yield expectations. Corn is rated 55% good to excellent with 59% silking, 28% milked, and 11% in the dough stage. Soybeans are rated 59% good to excellent with 42% blooming, and 20% setting pods. Winter wheat... Read More.
A weed science professor at the University of Missouri says the effectiveness of herbicide applications with spray drones could improve, but more research is necessary. Kevin Bradley tells Brownfield… “To dial those in correctly, that really hasn’t been done by the manufacturers and I think... Read More.
The USDA reports Illinois crop conditions continue to get better with added moisture, but there is still room for improvement. The agency reports an average 1.19 inches of rain across the state last week giving the corn crop a good to excellent rating of... Read More.
Arkansas farmers have nearly finished wheat harvest. The USDA reports as of Sunday 72% of corn, 74% of cotton, 83% of peanuts, and 58% of soybeans is rated good to excellent. The alfalfa hay crop is 39 percent good to excellent. Some crop progress remains... Read More.