CROPS NEWS
A Bucket Full of Corn
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Jan 1, 2013 11:13 AM CST

Given all the high-tech gadgetry David Hula deploys to his corn fields, he found 20 bushels of new yield in a 2 1/2-gallon bucket. In an example of imagination, Hula gathered the buckets, drilled holes in them and enlisted his son, Craig, and coworker, Lee Wooten, in an 8-acre experiment. Following the recommendations of an agronomist, Hula and partners used the buckets to dribble 100 pounds of 30% UAN down the rows of an irrigated corn field one week before tasseling. It was June 2011, an unexpectedly cool day in Charles City, Va., and drizzling. The trio walked, because the ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
Passionate About Pollination
Fight Foliar Diseases
Corn Reports Rosy
Weathering the Drought
Corn's Hidden Highways
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Now Ear This
Exporters Report Corn Sales
Corn Index Closes Below $4
Corn Index Could Close Below $4