Research by University of Missouri Extension agronomists shows that there is little yield difference in unevenly emerged corn.
MU Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold researched corn emergence's effect on yield in 2010 and 2011.
Recent ethanol plant closures and production slowdowns open up the possibility of demand destruction in corn used for ethanol, with some predictions citing very dire consequences with upwards of one billion gallons of lost ethanol production in 2020.
Drought and heat put stress on plants and reduce grain yield. For some farmers, irrigation is the answer, assuming the practice boosts crop yields by delivering soil water, but it turns out irrigation's cooling effect on crops is important in its own righ
The soybean cyst nematode sucks the nutrients out of soybean roots, causing more than $1 billion in soybean losses in the U.S. each year, but a new study finds that one type of fungi can cut the nematodes' reproductive success by more than half.
The prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle may be the largest freshwater turtle in North America, but that doesn't make it easy to spot.