Getting Ready for 2021 Corn Season

There are many moving parts to getting ready to a new crop year.  Checking on equipment, ordering seed, pesticides, fertilizer, fuel, and parts as you discover the need for replacements, selling last year’s crop, booking some of 2021 crop, and making sure your finances are in all order.  I’m sure I didn’t list everything but… Read More Getting Ready for 2021 Corn Season

A Civic Duty

I really have wanted to post an article on the current state of politics in Georgia and the U.S. Every time I start I get very frustrated, conflicted, angry, proud, worried, amazed, pensive, surprised and sad. I’m sure I have expressed other emotions or feelings to others since November. Actually, that’s not true. I’ve had… Read More A Civic Duty

2021 Georgia Virtual Corn Short Course

The Georgia Corn Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Corn Team are sponsoring the 2021 Corn Short Course virtually on December 10, 2020. The virtual course will start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at noon. Recertification credits for pesticide applicators and CCA will be available pending approval. There is no charge for the event,… Read More 2021 Georgia Virtual Corn Short Course

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