The late harvest combined with the current extreme weather patterns makes preseason nutrient management a challenge but what farmer isn’t up for a good challenge? Rainy weather in the fall meant it was more difficult for ammonia to be applied. Even if it was applied, chances are great that the soil it was applied on was wet.
While some farmers and others in the Ag industry disagree on when robots will become a major player in the day-to-day operations of farms, the fact is that the day is coming. And sooner than many expect.
As we prepare for the New Year, it is always good to look ahead to see what some crop production issues and challenges farmers may face in 2019. As happens every year, there will likely be some good, some bad and some in-between. There also will likely be some challenges no one saw coming.
The annual corn crop average in the U.S. is 175 bu. per acre. This is noteworthy in light of the fact that premium-quality seed corn has the potential to produce approximately 500 bu. per acre. So why the disparity?
Corn producers are already planning for next year and now is the time when many seed companies are offering hybrids at discounted prices.