A Great Reason to Wish All a HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Last August, I posted my last article with the plan to take a little vacation and start back in September. Little did I know that my wife and I would contract COVID-19. We quarantined like everyone, had a fever for a couple of days, a little body aches, lost our sense of smell and taste… Read More A Great Reason to Wish All a HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Realistic Expectations for Field Dry Down in Corn

I’ve tried to write pertinent topics that can give you food for thought.  Many of you are finished or nearing completion of your corn harvest.  Others are working diligently to complete it prior to any appreciable losses.  Given the current conditions, I’ve decided to stab at field dry down. Let’s look at how grain dries… Read More Realistic Expectations for Field Dry Down in Corn

Overall A Great Finish for 2020 Corn. Start Strong on Your 2021 Corn.

As I check around the state, most growers are pleased with better than average corn yields.  In fact, yesterday’s NASS crop report suggest Georgia corn growers will harvest a record 181 bushel per acre corn yield. The quality is good and test weights are higher than usual in a lot of cases.  Many growers report… Read More Overall A Great Finish for 2020 Corn. Start Strong on Your 2021 Corn.

Be Ready to Store Your Corn-Part I

Corn harvest has been underway for several days in south Georgia and some of it will be stored for later marketing or delivery.  It is wise to make sure you take precautions to avoid stored grain insects later if you are storing it on farm.  If you have been in your fields just prior to… Read More Be Ready to Store Your Corn-Part I

Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist Update:

(Edited for brevity.) Greetings- Just some quick updates: 1. Soybeans— we continue to find new rust in kudzu in an ever-increasing number of counties south of Macon. By R3 pod set, I recommend soybeans growing in SW and SE Districts be treated with a fungicide.  Although not all have been confirmed, I am getting an… Read More Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist Update:

2020 Georgia Corn & Soybean High Yield Contests- a post by Dr. Corey Bryant, UGA Agronomist

The following is a post by Dr. Corey Bryant, Assistant Professor and Extension Grain and Soybean Agronomist. As corn harvest has begun for some and is quickly approaching for many others, I wanted to take this time to remind Georgia Corn and Soybean about the annual Georgia Corn & Soybean High Yield Contests.  These contests… Read More 2020 Georgia Corn & Soybean High Yield Contests- a post by Dr. Corey Bryant, UGA Agronomist

Irrigation, Updates, and other Info

Irrigation and Yield: First and foremost to avoid any yield penalty, corn needs to be irrigated to black layer (R6) unless good rainfall has occurred to supply enough moisture to finish the crop to R6.  Because daily moisture use and growth is somewhat a moving target, we generalize how much water is used per day. … Read More Irrigation, Updates, and other Info

How Important is it To Irrigate Corn to Black Layer?

I get this question several times every year as corn growers are looking to shift their water resources to other crops once they feel the corn crop is “made”.  The question is most often rooted in getting the best return on their investment (ROI) particularly with limited resources. There are lots of ways to come… Read More How Important is it To Irrigate Corn to Black Layer?

Update from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist

The following is a portion of today’s update from Dr. Bob Kemerait.  (By the way, southern corn rust is spreading across Georgia and moving northward.) “Greetings- Weather conditions (very warm and with some rain) are quite favorable for all fungal and bacterial diseases of our corn, cotton, soybean, and peanut crops. I am seeing more… Read More Update from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist