Short-eared popcorn photo

Small Ear Popcorn

Resident had been growing quality popcorn for 20+ years. In the past 5 years or so, the quality of his corn stand and ear size has deteriorated.   In 2013 he had 32 gallons of popcorn and that has declined to approximately 2 gallons for each of the past four years.  The ear size is now […]

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Purple Amaranth- edible?

I had an individual in Juneau County email with the questions below. Long story short is it purple amaranth,  is it edible, and what is the best way to collect the seeds. Just hoping for a second opinion to these questions. Thanks and Happy Independence Day tomorrow “I picked up some seeds at a Seed […]

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Romano beans herbicide injury

Chris – please contact Jed Colquhuon as he talked to the grower. Field of romano beans sprayed on May 30 showing herbicide damage, stunting, bulby roots, some death of plants, volunteer potatoes in field show leaf epinasty, cupping and curling. Sides of field and spray around irrigator wheels show effects of herbicide so with near […]

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harvesting corn silage under wet soil conditions

As you can see in the pictures, the soil structure in this field is pretty much destroyed. These are Loyal and Withee silt loams over some really nasty, heavy glacial till in Northeast Clark County. Topography is flat. What can be done to help alleviate this situation? Probably will be no tillage possible this fall […]

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