Category: Corn Marketing

Corn School: Could 2017 be another vomitoxin year?

A late-maturing crop, difficult environmental conditions, significant insect pressure and potential for late-season leaf disease…although too early to tell – this growing list of factors could lead to another year of high vomitoxin levels in the Ontario corn crop. In this episode of RealAgriculture Corn School, OMAFRA plant pathologist Albert Tenuta takes a look at the… Read more »

Corn School: Baling Stalks — Can You Harvest Too Much?

Have you tried baling corn stalks? Agronomist Pat Lynch thinks you can’t bale enough. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show last month, Lynch helped co-ordinate the Corn Stalk Baling Demonstration. Afterwards he joined the Corn School to share his thoughts on whether Ontario farmers should be jumping on the stalk baling bandwagon. Today’s corn hybrids are… Read more »

Corn School West: An Above-Average Harvest and the Prospects for Corn on the Prairies

Words like “excellent” and “great” are being used to describe the 2015 corn crop in the grain corn-growing regions of Western Canada. “I’m almost tempted to say phenomenal, but that sometimes sets high expectations,” says Dieter Schwarz of PRIDE Seeds in this Corn School episode. “We certainly have a great corn crop. Yields are average… Read more »

Corn School West: The Greenseeker, N-Rate Ramps & An App for Readings

There’s a difference between new technology that becomes a useful tool and new technology that’s just a toy. The difference is largely in the practical application of what any given technology makes possible. Exhibit A: the smartphone — great and powerful technology, but likely also overwhelmingly used to share silly cat videos and status updates…. Read more »

Corn School: Top Ten Corn Production Tips, Part 2

In part one of our top 10 list of corn production tips, Greg Stewart, Corn Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food presented us with a 1-5 list that was fairly data-driven. This time around, with the exception of number 6, the list revolves more around exploring ideas and concepts on your farm…. Read more »

Corn School: Top Ten Corn Production Tips, Part 1

What’s the best call for adding potash? How much bang for your buck do you get from seed-placed blends? Are protected N sources worth the cost? Greg Stewart, corn specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, recently presented the top 10 corn production tips from 10 years of research and monitoring, and some… Read more »

Corn School – Bullish or Bearish Corn Prices in 2012?

The story for corn in 2012 is going to depend on a number of things. Numbers are first and foremost the determining factor in this story. How much demand will there be globally? How many acres are going to be planted? How much good seed is available to be planted? What will the yields look… Read more »

Corn School – Corn Futures are Testing Support and Wading into Bearish Territory

Corn has dropped over 200 dollars a tonne in futures markets since August. The argument taking place now is whether we are correcting a hot market or just starting the slippery bear slide. A number of different factors come into play with either argument. One argument states that supplies are still tight and demand is… Read more »

Corn School : The Variables of the Fall 2011 Corn Market – Moe Agostino, Farms.com

What will the corn market look like as we head into harvest? What are those key factors that will affect the market between now and Christmas? Weather is one of those elements always in play as temperatures threaten to impact quality in areas of the U.S.. Demand is another factor keeping analysts on their toes… Read more »

RealAgriculture is Launching a Corn School with BASF and Pride Seeds

With the great success of the Wheat School and Canola School, RealAgriculture.com is launching the Corn School. Following the same format, the Corn School will provide growers with the opportunity to learn and collaborate on their own time through the use of digital media. Personally I am very excited to work with both Pride Seeds… Read more »