Category Archives: Corn

Corn and Cotton Producers’ Prevented Planting Decision

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Federal crop insurance programs have a prevented planting provision that can protect producers from the financial losses and risks associated with not being able to plant the intended crop within the desired planting period. Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion, Yield Protection, and Area Risk Protection insurance policies pay indemnities if producers were unable to plant the insured crop by a designated final planting date or within any applicable late planting period due to natural causes, typically drought or excess moisture. This post highlights several components of those provisions and provides a few examples.  

Kevin Adkins, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee

**Christopher N. Boyer, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee 302-I Morgan Hall Knoxville, TN 37996 Phone: 865-974-7468 Email: cboyer3@utk.edu **Corresponding author Continue reading

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Pest Issues on the Radar

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Well it’s a start anyhow. Most folks are dodging weather trying to get seed in the ground. With limited crops emerged, it is not too surprising that I’ve not been getting many calls about pest problems. The most frequent calls are listed below, along with some management tips and some photos. Continue reading

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Ryegrass and Poa Management in Corn

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Ryegrass escaping glyphosate plus dicamba burndown

Clearly this year,  many are having trouble managing ryegrass and poa.  Questions began months ago and continue today and have ranged from tactics to burn them down before planting to how to control them in a standing corn crop. What has become abundantly clear is that glyphosate is no longer an effective burn down option for either species across much of the state. Continue reading

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Destroying a Poor Stand of Corn and Replanting Back to Corn

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There was very little early corn planted this spring.  The corn that was planted has been subjected to significant cold and wet conditions which increase the probability that some of it may need to be replanted. Hopefully no one will need this information, but if so there are several options to control a thin corn stand and replant back to corn. Continue reading

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Late Burndown in Corn

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Sprayers are rolling across Tennessee. Most are trying to catch up as we are well behind the burndown pace of many Tennessee springs. Typically by late March we have a good bit of corn ground burned down and often have a few acres planted. The current 10 day forecast calls for a good chance of rain just 2 days out of those 10.  Regardless of whether the forecast is accurate or not, corn burndown and planting will have to occur fairly close together. Continue reading

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