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  • Late Corn Better Than Blighted Corn

    Growers whose corn crops were harmed by excessive rain in April and May likely will have enough growing days left in the season if they replant in the next two to three weeks, according to an Ohio State University agronomist. “If they replanted soon, it would probably be much better than to have a poor stand,” said Peter Thomison, an agronomist with Ohio State University Extension, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Growing Sorghum for Biofuel

    Conversion of sorghum grass to ethanol has increased with the interest in renewable fuel sources. Researchers at Iowa State University examined 12 varieties of sorghum grass grown in single and double cropping systems. The experiment was designed to test the efficiency of double cropping sorghum grass to increase its yield for biofuel production. The author of the report, Ben Goff, found that ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Growing sorghum for biofuel

    Conversion of sorghum grass to ethanol has increased with the interest in renewable fuel sources. Researchers at Iowa State University examined 12 varieties of sorghum grass grown in single and double cropping systems. The experiment was designed to test the efficiency of double cropping sorghum grass to increase its yield for biofuel production. The author of the report, Ben Goff, found that ...

  • Conserving the Corn: Tips to keeping crows and others away from your corn

    Corn is great for summer barbecues, but it first has to be protected from crows and others pests before it can be enjoyed. Crows are intelligent birds with sharp beaks and talons, making it possible for them to rip into growing corn stalks, damaging your harvest. Learn how to keep crows away from you corn, whether it’s a seedling or a growing stalk. Protecting Corn ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Rust on Corn More Prevalent This Summer

    Resembling rust on a pickup, a fungal disease that can afflict corn has been confirmed in a higher than usual number of cornfields in southern Ohio. Southern rust (pictured above) and common rust have attacked a higher than usual number of southern Ohio fields this year. Every year, some Ohio farmers find southern or common rust on their corn plants, but this year both diseases have been more ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Corn out earns energy crops—for now

    Corn stover is the most profitable cellulosic biofuel feedstock on cropland in the Great Lakes Region at current prices. For perennial biomass crops to earn farmers more than corn, prices or yields would have to change. At biomass prices of US$110–US$130 per metric ton or yield gains of 50–60%, poplar, switchgrass, and mixed grasses would become attractive. If prices of expensive U.S. miscanthus ...

  • Iowa Corn Checkoff Working on Biotech Issues

    A key focus for the Iowa Corn Promotion Board is building export markets. Currently, the top markets for Iowa’s corn crop are Japan, Mexico and China. Today, China’s growing population and middle class, along with excellent business relationships between China and Iowa have created a demand market for Iowa commodities like corn, soybeans, and pork.  “Last year, China was ...

  • Corn Residue Great Option for Livestock Supplemental Feed

    Corn residue left over from harvesting can make an excellent source of supplemental feed for livestock, according to a forage expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. This is especially true for producers who are facing lower hay crop inventories thanks to the excessive rains that impacted the region during the beginning of the ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Fertilizer industry grows despite safety concerns

    In years past, Brian Moody's efforts to bring economic development to his small Illinois town focused on modest projects: merging an old hardware store whose owner was retiring with another shop to preserve 30 jobs or pointing artists to a vacant downtown building. Now he has a bigger prospect. Cronus Chemicals wants to build a $1.2 billion plant on a nearby cornfield that would manufacture ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scientists Develop Fast-Growing Sorghum for Biofuel

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - American cars and trucks may soon be fueled with sorghum. Not used widely as a food grain in the United States, sorghum is one of the five top cereal crops in the world, along with wheat, oats, corn, and barley. It was cultivated in Egypt in ancient times, and Africa still is the largest producer of sorghum today. Now, energy crop ...

  • Ohio State Expert: Rootless Corn Can Recover

    Rootless or “floppy” corn may look questionable, but under the right conditions, it can recover. Corn crops that are leaning or lodged may be impacted by rootless corn syndrome, said Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. OSU Extension is the statewide outreach arm of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Dow AgroSciences Receives U.S. Patent for Enlist™ Corn

    Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today the issuance of U.S. Patent Number 8,598,413 for the company’s lead 2,4-D herbicide tolerance event in corn. The corn event is based on one of Dow AgroSciences’ highly anticipated Enlist™ herbicide-tolerant traits, and provides robust tolerance to broadleaf and grass ...


    By Dow AgroSciences LLC

  • USDA Issues Thorough Final EIS on Enlist™ Corn and Soybeans

    The release of the USDA’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on EnlistTM corn and soybeans today brings American farmers one step closer to obtaining a critical tool needed to manage resistant and hard-to-control weeds. The technology will help raise crop outputs to meet growing demand and provide a boost to the environment and economy. The only remaining action before ...


    By Dow AgroSciences LLC

  • Late-Planted Corn Can Still Reap Strong Yields

    Growers worried about delayed planting for corn, take heart – late-planted corn sometimes has reaped better yields than early planted corn, says an agronomist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. It’s true that the optimal time to get corn planted in southern Ohio is between April 10 and May 10 and in northern Ohio between ...


    By Ohio State University

  • More energy efficient to grow crops for food than fuel

    Using productive farmland to grow crops for food instead of fuel is more energy efficient, Michigan State University scientists concluded, after poring over 17 years" worth of data to help settle the food versus fuel debate. "It"s 36 percent more efficient to grow grain for food than for fuel," said Ilya Gelfand, an MSU postdoctoral researcher. "The ideal is to grow corn for food, then leave half ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Canadian Farmers to Access Enlist™ Corn Through Field Forward™ Program

    Dow AgroSciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow), announced a limited commercial introduction of Enlist™ corn in Canada for the 2014 growing season. The company’s Canada Field Forward program will provide growers with an exclusive opportunity to experience the company’s newest technologies under carefully stewarded conditions before they are ...


    By Dow AgroSciences LLC

  • Corn colour can tell farmers how much fertilizer to apply

    Nitrogen fertilizer is a key ingredient for growing a good corn crop. It is not unusual for a well-fertilized crop to yield more than twice as much as an unfertilized crop. But how much nitrogen should corn producers apply to their crop? Researchers at the University of Missouri help answer this question in a study of how much light is reflected from corn plants reported in the May–June issue of ...

  • Green fertilizer demand grows on inflation, pollution concerns and shortages

    An agricultural crisis is brewing in the United States which is pulling farmers from several directions.  Crop shortfalls are pushing grain prices to record levels while fertilizer costs, already at record levels, are forecast to rise even further when the 2008 planting season begins. The 2007 planting season saw the price of fuel and fertilizer soar and while this year's grain crops prove ...


    By Axcess News

  • Penton’s Farm Futures survey shows more corn, less soybeans in 2016

    Profit margins full of red ink could force growers to cut back crop acreage by almost 2% in 2016, according to the latest survey by Farm Futures, Penton Agriculture‘s market-leading ag business resource. Only corn and cotton could see gains among five major row crops and even those ...


    By Informa PLC

  • Study finds that residential lawns release more carbon dioxide than corn fields

    More carbon dioxide is released from residential lawns than corn fields according to a new study. And much of the difference can likely be attributed to soil temperature. The data, from researchers at Elizabethtown College, suggest that urban heat islands may be working at smaller scales than previously thought. These findings provide a better understanding of the changes that occur when ...

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