Tag Archives: Corn

Hot, Dry Weather Spells Trouble For Soybean, Corn

by Linda Geist Missouri’s record-breaking May heat and lack of precipitation set the stage for two unusual conditions in the state’s top cash crops—soybean and corn, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. He urges farmers to look for rootless corn syndrome and heat canker in soybean, conditions that result from drought and heat […]

Bumper Crop May Cause Storage Woes for Local Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent crop production report estimates corn production up by 11 percent over last year. while forecasting a 3 percent increase in soybeans, meaning crop producers will have more grain to sell at lower prices in 2016. Storage might become tight after this year’s excellent wheat yields, says University of Missouri […]

Local Corn Farmers Briefed on Mass Tort Lawsuit Against Syngenta

Jessica Dodd, not Erin Brockovich, was in Memphis Monday morning but the storylines were similar enough to the famous movie about a class action lawsuit, that the analogy has become a common one when Dodd and her fellow representatives visit with prospective clients considering joining the Midwest Corn Lawsuit. “We kind of joke about it, […]

Midwest Corn Lawsuit to Host Informational Town Hall in Memphis

MidwestCornLawsuit.com will be hosting an informational town hall meeting in Memphis, Missouri on Monday, July 25, 2016. The attorney hosting the meeting will cover the litigation against Syngenta Ag. All corn growers in the area are encouraged to attend. In 2009 Syngenta released a new strain of corn seed into the United States market before […]

Dry June Has Scotland County on Brink of Drought Designation

Crops need rain and lower temperatures soon for relief. Most crops are “just a few days away from difficult times,” says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. “We can go from ‘not so bad’ to ‘pretty bad’ quickly,” Wiebold says. Crops need up to 1-2.2 inches of rain weekly to grow well. In […]

Rain, Late Corn Planting Delay Soybean Planting

by Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA – Rain over Memorial Day weekend likely means that Missouri farmers will shed planting equipment again for the third weekend in a row. Delays in corn planting have pushed soybean planting progress well below the five-year average. Soybean planting generally does not begin until corn planting is complete. […]

Do or Die Time for Local Crops in Need of Rain

Scattered rain across parts of southern Scotland County brought some much needed temporary relief over the weekend, but left residents in the north thirsting for more precipitation as the drought is entering the devastating stages for farmers. Rain reports of between 1.5 to 2 inches of precipitation came in from the Bible Grove and Rutledge […]