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Corn Dwarfed by Temperature Dip Suitable for Growing in Caves, Mines
Lowering temperatures for two hours each day reduces the height of corn without affecting its seed yield, a Purdue study shows, a technique...
Focus this Spring on Short-Term Fertility, Quick Start
Lower commodity prices, high land rent costs and the desire to get a running start on the 2014 growing season will combine to make...
Study Casts Doubt on the Climate Benefits of Corn Residue Biofuels
Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline,...
Scientists Discover Way to Make Ethanol Without Corn
Stanford University scientists have found a new, highly efficient way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas. ...
China in Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand, Growing Imports of Feed
There are signs of robust demand for meat and feed grains in China as the country moves into a new stage of development, according...
Adjusting Corn Management Practices for a Late State to Planting
As of Sunday April 20, no appreciable acreage of corn had been planted in Ohio. Although weather forecasts call for some warmer than...
Pioneer: Yield-Limiting Factors in Continuous Corn Production
Numerous studies have documented yield reductions when corn follows corn rather than soybeans, even when all yield-limiting factors...
Crop Water Use in Limited-Irrigation Environments
The goal in High Plains agriculture is to use water most effectively in production systems to generate crop yield. ...
Irrigation Management for Corn: Improve Economic Yields
There are more than 16 million acres in harvested row crop production in Nebraska. About 8 million of these acres are irrigated....
Corn Seeding Rates, Variable-rate Seeding
The current demand for corn has generated a great deal of discussion this past winter of corn yields exceeding 300 bushels per acre,...
Predators Delay Pest Resistance to Bt Crops
Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure...
Better Sweet Corn Research Creates Better Production
While grain yield is economically important in field corn production, there are other metrics more important in sweet corn grown for...
Fertilizer: Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues
From 2006 to 2013, fertilizer costs rose substantially, increasing by 144% for corn and 161% for soybeans, writes Gary Schnitkey, Department...
Corn Pest Decline May Save Farmers Money
Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest, have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according...
Study Challenges Soil Testing for Fertilizer Value of Potassium Chloride
In the chemical age of agriculture that began in the 1960s, potassium chloride (KCl), the common salt often referred to as potash,...
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