One of the more common complaints I hear later in the production season after what seems to be good weather for great corn yield is barren tips. Usually, this happens after growers walk into the fields when corn reaches R5 and they discover ears with one to two-inch barren tips. What are some of the… Read More Some Current Environmental Conditions Spell Trouble for Some Corn
This is certainly the time of year we can expect hail storms to occur throughout Georgia. Some can be quite severe as most of us have experienced. Ever year we experience some type of hail damage in our crops. The question is how much damage is enough to cause yield loss. Fortunately, there is a… Read More Hail Damage in Corn
Today, I am posting an article by a guest writer, John Chapman with Palmetto Grain Brokerage. It is important that we look at the long term markets of all our crops given the interuption of COVID-19. Since this is a corn growers blog, I’ve asked him to focus on our corn market. “What information is… Read More Markets Continue to Tread Water Post WASDE Report and Begin to Monitor Weather.
This blog entry is long so forgive me, but it is important to me to explain the importance of irrigating in our current conditions. I certainly appreciate, Dr. Wes Porter, UGA irrigation specialist and ag engineer weighing in on the topic by adding his expertise. Collaboration from the UGA Corn Team is always appreciated and… Read More Pay Close Attention to Current Water Use: Don’t Get Behind!
Early planted corn in South Georgia is near tasseling or in a few cases in the early silking stage. This is a time when corn is extremely vulnerable to any stink bug infestation and also to some foliar diseases. First, I strongly encourage all corn growers to thoroughly scout your fields or have your crop… Read More Corn Silks, Stink Bugs, and Foliar Diseases: a Bad Combination
I have written about irrigating corn over the years quite a bit. Having advised on the crop since the early 80’s and watch corn growers go from a majority of dryland production to irrigating the crop, the value of irrigation to corn has continued to improve the more we learn how to effectively and efficiently… Read More Irrigating Corn to Make a Profit