Spooky yield loss, clear cobs, fall rosettes, and quick-drying corn – Agriculture

Halloween could also be simply days away, however we’re attempting to make issues as scary as potential round right here.

Want to be horrified by thistles in IP beans? What concerning the spectre of DON-heavy corn? Shriek on the considered disappearing yield! That’s proper, this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word is filled with tremendous scary agronomic challenges!

(Editor’s word: it actually isn’t, however we’re working with the season, OK?)

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  • Safety, security security. Slow down, take your time. Don’t rush, particularly underneath load
  • DON within the corn crop: excellent news! She’s clear
  • It seems like we have now escaped that we had been fearful in 2018 — with dry climate at pollination, humidity in August and September
  • The Ontario Cereal Crop Committee says the spring cereal trials at the moment are out there at GoCereals.ca
  • Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, however particularly, southwest Kansas, is in the midst of a mud bowl. It’s been so dry for therefore lengthy, and there simply isn’t simply any residue left on the soil floor
  • Remember final week concerning the wheat in Alberta that was not germinating? For the growers in Alberta which have wheat that has but to germinate, bear in mind it doesn’t take a lot moisture for the seed to germinate, then all you want is a number of chilly temperatures between zero and 5 levels Celsius to vernalize
  • Neat dialogue on power in versus power out: fertilizer costs are going via the roof and drying costs are going via the roof — can we really get extra power out when utilizing crops for ethanol?
  • Dr. Terry Daynard shared: We get twice as a lot power out of that corn crop within the type of ethanol than what we put in in complete. So ethanol is an effective deal from an power standpoint and added bonus 45 per cent discount in greenhouse fuel in order that’s simply received to be good
  • Fall weed management works! Take the chance get on the market and spray these perennials, notably the thistles t
  • If you’re an edible bean grower or an IP soybean grower, man, get sow thistle and extra managed this fall
  • For many in Ontario the primary nutrient that mattered in 2022 stays not N, however water
  • What we’re seeing by way of yields, on common, is usually 20 bushels much less, even within the good areas
  • Ever heard of the Dream-o-meter?
  • There is variability, and that spells alternative. Take a take a look at a satellite tv for pc map or a map from a drone flight and your yield map. Find the variable spots and get searching for what’s occurring!
  • Think about including some compost, some stable manure, a way of accelerating the water holding capability the place that brief corn is, possibly?
  • The peak differential on corn doesn’t translate 100 per cent into yield loss
  • It looks like moistures have lastly began to return down, too
  • Question: corn that’s 30 per cent moisture. Do I mix or wait? With good floor situations and decreased compaction, get it out and dry it
  • Phantom yield loss. Lots of dialogue on the market. And the truth is, one Nebraska examine being tweeted out and across the web is saying that there’s a 2.4 bushel per acre yield loss for each level of moisture that you just let that corn crop dry within the discipline. Where does that come from?
  • What we do know Dr. Dave Hooker and Greg Stewart have performed some work on this. We know that phantom yield loss isn’t attributable to respiration within the kernel. So the place else may phantom yield loss come from? Well, it may very well be ear drop, it may very well be chook injury, mice, or wildlife.
  • As the corn will get drier you need to regulate that mix and sluggish the cylinder down. Otherwise you crack extra kernels, you’ll get extra fines
  • If I’ve received residue unfold, does it make any sense in any respect to do tillage on soybean stubble? Likely not. Try strip until or attempt shallow floor tillage. Experiment for goodness sake!