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Watch stored corn for mold development

Ohio farmers are encouraged to diligently monitor their stored corn grain to prevent mold development. Ohio State University Extension plant pathologists said that keeping an eye on stored grain in the bins early in the season can help producers avoid problems that too often go unnoticed or are discovered too …

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Corn residue management post-harvest

By Steve Butzen, Clyde Tiffany and Darren Goebel, Pioneer agronomists Stover production by corn plants is roughly equal to the weight of grain produced. This means when corn yields exceed 200 bushels per acre, stover yields may reach 12,000 to 16,000 pounds per acre. That’s over twice the residue produced …

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Corn residue management during combining

By Steve Butzen, Clyde Tiffany and Darren Goebel, Pioneer agronomists Management of corn residue should begin at harvest with uniform distribution of chaff and stalks behind the combine. Uniform distribution has advantages for growers in no-till, minimum-till or conventional-till systems, including better erosion protection, less plugging of tillage or seeding …

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Soybean Checkoff helps achieve record U.S. soy exports

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), U.S. soy exports set a record for the fourth year in a row with exports of 1.9 billion bushels for the last marketing year. Soybean-checkoff funded international sales efforts helped to achieve these record-setting export numbers. The United …

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