Corn’s genetic diversity on display in new genome study

The newly assembled genomes of 26 different genetic lines of corn illustrate the crop's rich genetic diversity and could pave the way for a...

Why does corn grow so well? Scientists think soil microbes play a role

Bountiful harvests of corn and other major crops rely on a mysterious phenomenon known as hybrid vigor. When highly inbred varieties are crossed, their...

Crop Conditions Deteriorate Slightly: 62% Of Corn, 60% Of Soybeans In Good To Excellent...

The USDA's crop condition rating for corn was down slightly on the week, while beans improved just a little, following a week of mixed...

Trends in Production Practices and Costs of the U.S. Corn Sector

by Monica Saavoss, Thomas Capehart, William D. McBride, and Anne Effland Corn for grain is a major field crop in the United States, with wide-ranging...

USDA Reports 64% Of Corn, 58% Of Soybeans In Good To Excellent Condition

he USDA says national corn and soybean condition ratings declined slightly over the past week with hot, dry weather an issue in parts of...

USDA Reports 65% Of Corn, 60% Of Soybeans In Good To Excellent Condition

The USDA's national condition ratings for corn and soybeans both improved slightly last week following rain in some of the drier parts of the...

Pioneer Agronomist On Mitigating Corn Stress Through Grain Fill

Stress to corn plants during pollination and through grain fill can cause problems with both stalks and ears. The period when stress occurs determines...

U Of Illinois Researchers Develop Guide To Biostimulants For Corn

Corn growers can choose from a wide array of products to make the most of their crop, but the latest could bring seaweed extract...

U Of Illinois Researcher: Corn And Soybean Maladapted To Climate Variations, Study Says

U.S. corn and soybean varieties have become increasingly heat and drought resistant as agricultural production adapts to a changing climate. But the focus on...

Brazil’s Corn Imports Surge

Earlier this week, in its monthly Grain: World Markets and Trade report, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) stated that, “Brazil corn imports (Oct-Sep)...
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