USDA's crop progress report for the week ended August 22 reported 41% of corn dented, in line with the 41% reported dented in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn dented in this week was 38%.
According to the most recent USDA crop progress report, some 79% of corn crops were reported silking as of the week ended July 25, in line with the 79% reported silking in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn silking in the week was 73%.
Cover crops have many demonstrated conservation and soil health benefits, yet their use is still limited by perceived financial fears: crop yield reduction or no short-term return. Farmer and independent research agronomist Jim Stute previews his classroom session for the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference, in which he will provide a data-driven look at cover crop effects, including crop yield response, weed suppression and nutrient scavenging.
Discover 2-days of cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies in Coralville, Iowa., July 28-29. Join the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy.
Kuhn Krause's focus, above all, is to continue to produce quality products to serve producers better; to strive to respond to their needs with new tools and new technology to meet their growing challenges. Agronomic practices are constantly changing, and at a faster pace now than ever.