CROPS NEWS
Take Yields to the Next Level
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri Jan 4, 2013 11:03 AM CST

Kevin Kalb will long remember one July day this past summer. Sitting in the stands for his daughter's softball game under a hot sun, he was wearing shorts -- something, he recalls with a chuckle, that farmers should not do. The searing burn the sun inflicted on him that day was a painful reminder.

Unfortunately, his corn crop was burning up that day, too. For 10 days in late June and early July, Kalb's corn baked in unrelenting 105- to 110-degree-Fahrenheit heat. Most summer days in southern Indiana are hot, but not this hot. This was "Africa hot," to borrow ...

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