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Researchers Explore Early Corn Planting

As early corn comes to market in July, growers are reminded that timing counts for a lot when it comes to planting corn. That's why Mississippi State University scientists are researching the effects of planting date, plant population and hybrid selection on field corn yields.
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Determining Whether To Begin Corn Planting

The 2014 corn planting season is certainly off to a slow start in Indiana and elsewhere across the Midwest, primarily due to delayed drying and warming of soils. The April 21 USDA-NASS crop report estimated that 1% of Indiana's corn crop had been planted as of April 20, compared to the 5-year average planting progress of 14%.
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Maximum Yields With Close Spaced Bubble Pads In Strip-Till Operations

In 2011, Texas farmers were left with bone-dry soils after a record breaking 7 month dry spell and record high temperatures soaring over 100°. The harsh circumstances lead to cracked soils and numerous other problems, but it gave farmers new motivation to really think about their irrigation methods and analyze what they were doing when applying water to their fields.
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