Seedcorn maggot is a seed and seedling pest of corn and soybean. Plant injury is especially prevalent during cool and wet springs. The larvae, or maggots, feed on germinating corn and soybean seeds or seedlings.
The Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour isn’t all clear skies, sunshine and 240 bushel corn. In fact, today, on the Eastern leg of the tour, scouts were met with severe weather and extreme variability in the fields.
Where there has been standing water or saturated conditions in areas of a field for a couple straight days or more, producers may wonder if this will have any effect on corn, either now or as the season goes along. Peri
Midwestern farmers usually fare well during years that El Niño weather patterns affect the growing season, according to an Iowa State University agronomist. But that can change if El Niño is followed immediately
U.S. soybean and soymeal futures extended gains on Thursday to trade at levels last seen in 2014, as investors continued to fret about the prospect of reduced supply from exporter Argentina after a rain-hit harvest.
U.S. soybean futures rose to their highest in almost two years on Thursday to trade above the $11 mark as investors continued to price in strong export demand for U.S. soy in the face of a rain-reduced harvest in Argent
Chicago corn and wheat futures turned lower on Tuesday as mostly favorable conditions for U.S crops diverted attention away from adverse weather overseas and encouraged markets to consolidate after a four-session rally.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.