Tag: University of Illinois

We’re Ignoring the End User at Our Peril, Says Agricultural Economist

Last week,¬†Eric Micheels, assistant professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics department at the University of Saskatchewan, tweeted¬†a link to his newly-minted dissertation, entitled Market Orientation in Production Agriculture: Measurement, Relationships and Implications. Now, normally, the word “dissertation” would do little to pique my interest, but Micheels has been vocal through the Earls debacle, and… Read more »

Corn School: The Fertility Foundation of a Great Corn Crop

If you’re somewhat tired of hearing the term “optimal fertility,” raise your hand. Maybe that’s not fair, because optimal fertility is really necessary for modern corn genetics to reach their full yield potential. But what does it really mean? As Dr. Fred Below, of the University of Illinois, explains in this Corn School episode, optimal… Read more »

Corn School: The 7 Wonders of a Great Corn Crop

While each and every wonder of the corn plant reaching maximum yields hinges on the weather, there are several other factors that have a measurable impact on yield. At the recent FarmSmart conference at Guelph, Ont., Bernard Tobin spoke with Dr. Fred Below, from the Universtiy of Illinois, to discuss the seven wonders of 300… Read more »

Corn School – 400+ Bushel Corn – Are We There Yet?

It may seem a bit presumptuous to even begin the topic of 400 bushel corn when 300 bushel corn is barely in it’s infancy, but with the sheer speed of progress in the area of corn yields, the discussion may be warranted sooner rather than later. The truth is, as we’ve said before, the potential… Read more »