If more than 140 GDDs have accumulated since planting, it’s time to evaluate the stand and to decide if it warrants replanting.
Neutral El Nino raises chances for a good corn crop.
For both crops, Iowa’s planting progress is about three weeks ahead of the five-year average for mid-May.
Corn Watch: Weigh stand loss versus potential yield loss from late planting.
Corn Illustrated: Learn more about the roots responsible for producing top corn yields.
Wet weather delayed some fields last week, but pace is faster than the five-year average.
Producers can guarantee a certain futures price while still leaving the ability to set final price for grain at a later date, and possibly at a higher level.
Most corn fungicides are applied aerially in Kentucky due to the height of the crop and limited high clearance ground spray equipment.
Wheat inspections move moderately higher last week.
Nutrient and water needs ramp up during corn’s vegetative growth.