corn growers

Corn Growers Have a Totally New Thing to Consider

Dan Alabama, Corn, USDA-NASS

Corn growers have plenty of things to consider when they make their planting plans, such as prices, input costs and weather. But according to a story from Gary Crawford, this year they’ve got a totally new wild card to analyze. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that in Alabama this year, corn planted is estimated at 370,000 acres, up …

Chief Economist Comments on Cotton Planting Intentions

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, USDA-NASS

When USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its 2020 Planting Intentions Report Tuesday, it noted growers intend to plant 13.7 million acres of cotton this year, which is down less than 1% from last year. USDA Chief Economist, Rob Johansson, talked about what the new report says about possible cotton acreage for 2020. Key findings for crops here in …

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Alabama Farmers To Plant More Corn And Wheat, Less Cotton, Peanuts And Soybeans

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

(ALFA) — Alabama farmers will plant more corn and wheat this year, but less cotton, peanuts and soybeans, according to the March Agricultural Survey released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture today. Farmers decisions are greatly influenced by the economy, said the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Carla Hornady. Fluctuating markets, weather, unstable foreign trade, and in some cases erratic buying habits …


Planter Adjustment key to Maximizing Plant Stands

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans

By Clint Thompson As farmers begin planting crops this spring, planter adjustment is a key strategy that they need to utilize to maximize plant stands. Planting errors that are attributed to improper setup and maintenance can lead to costly emergence penalties that will significantly impact yield, according to Simer Virk, University of Georgia research engineer. He said UGA research has …

Five Factors Key to Improving Corn Production

Clint Thompson Corn

By Clint Thompson If farmers want to achieve high corn yields this growing season, they’ll need to consider five factors, according to Ron Heiniger, professor and Extension specialist in corn at North Carolina State University. He highlighted the importance of light, water, nutrients, genetics and temperature during a presentation at the University of Georgia (UGA) Corn Short Course meeting held …

alabama grower

Alabama Grower Has Winning Corn Yield

Dan Alabama, Corn

In the 2019 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) corn yield contest, an Alabama grower won a first place state award with a yield of 304 bushels per acre with DEKALB DKC67-44RIB in the G: No-Till Irrigated category. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked to Stewart McGill of Meridianville, Alabama, about his crop and how he plans to use that same variety …


Research Probe Ways to Increase Yields of Grain Crops

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops, Wheat

(USDA/ARS) — Scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are working on field trials and genetic studies that could one day double the yields of sorghum, which is one of the world’s most important sources of food, animal feed and biofuel.  The efforts follow recent discoveries by ARS scientist Zhanguo Xin, who is based in …