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Soybean Planting Update June 13 2015

Soybean Planting Update June 13 2015

Bill Cook of BigYield.us gives an update on 2015 soybean planting. Read More »

Crop Update Photos 6-16-15

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Soybean Planting at The Farm Research Center

Soybean Planting at The Farm Research Center

John Ortiz of BigYield.us talks about planting the first soybean plot at The Farm Research Center Read More »

Bill Cook Corn Research Update June 13, 2015

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Bill Cook of BigYield.us gives an update on corn research. Read More »

High Yield Wheat and Pure Maize Corn Update

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Bill Cook of BigYield.us gives an update on the high yield wheat trials and the Pure Maize corn trials. Read More »

Corn Time Lapse Showing May Rainfall

Corn Time Lapse Showing May Rainfall

In this time lapse, you can see the large amount of rainfall we experienced in the month of May. Read More »

Soybean Farmers Waiting on the Weather

Waiting on the Weather

Soybean farmers statewide are waiting on the weather. Significant rainfall will affect much of the central U.S. over the next few days, said University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture climatologist Pat Guinan at a May 5 teleconference. Temperatures also are expected to drop to seasonal averages by next week. Only 5 percent of the state’s soybean crop is in the ... Read More »

Rain Pushes Planting in NW Missouri to Lows

Rain Pushes Planting

Rain, weeds and plant disease continue to worry farmers in northwestern Missouri, says Wayne Flanary, University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist in Holt County. A third of the corn crop in the northwest is not planted, according to the June 1 USDA crop report. And 74 percent of planted corn rates fair to very poor condition. At this time last ... Read More »

With 15 percent of Corn Unplanted, Farmers Weigh Switch to Earlier Hybrids or Soybean

15 Percent of Corn Crop Unplanted

Frequent rains in May have pushed corn planting back to five-year lows statewide. More than 15 percent of Missouri’s corn crop is not planted, according to the USDA’s May 26 crop progress report. In northwestern Missouri, only 64 percent of the planned corn crop is in the ground, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. Farmers who aren’t done ... Read More »

The Importance of Growing Degree Days

The Importance of Growing Degree Days

If one were to make a list of the worst conditions for corn production cold, wet and cloudy would certainly be at the top. It is near to impossible to bring any growing organism to maturity without the proper environment. The last month has brought many adverse conditions to our own door steps. We are seeing stunted corn, injured beans ... Read More »