Estimating Corn Yields

Many of us are looking forward to pulling into that first corn field with a combine this fall and see the results of all our hard work, and finally find out how Mother Nature treated us this year.  We get asked a lot about estimating corn yield well before the combine gets to the field.  [...]

2020-04-29T18:22:43+00:00August 15th, 2013|Categories: Growing Corn (Maize)|Tags: |

Corn Borer Control in a Bt World

Prior to the introduction of the Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) gene in corn, it was common to treat the vast majority of corn acres in this country for European and/or Southwestern Corn Borer each summer.  In many areas, there are two, possibly three flights of the corn borer moth each year.  The second flight is usually [...]

Controlling Western Bean Cutworm

Western Bean Cutworm can be a serious pest in field corn, significantly reducing yield and quality if not properly managed. In the past, Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) could be found concentrated to smaller hotspots in Eastern Colorado, Western Kansas and other areas of the High Plains.  Farming practices such as Strip Till has led to [...]

Spider Mite Management in Corn

Spider mites can be a major pest across the Crop Quest trade area.  Although we worry about spider mite management mostly in corn, they can be very damaging in sorghum, wheat and soybeans as well.  This is a tough pest to kill.  In fact, when it comes to spider mites, the objective is not necessarily [...]

2020-05-04T19:14:25+00:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Controlling Crop Insects, Growing Corn (Maize)|Tags: , |

Corn Vs. Grain Sorghum In Water Limited Scenarios

Drought conditions continue to persist across much of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Eastern Colorado.  The US drought monitor reports that most of these areas are experiencing either extreme or exceptional drought, which are the two highest levels of drought that are reported.  Most long range weather forecasts are expecting drought conditions to [...]

2020-05-04T19:22:52+00:00January 1st, 2013|Categories: Growing Corn (Maize), Growing Grain Sorghum (Milo)|
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