CROPS NEWS
A Game of Inches
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:38 PM CDT

Two projects on the dry Texas plains have tried producing 200-bushel corn with just 12 inches of water applied with center pivots. It didn't go well. After three years, farmers and scientists aren't counting on success, especially in extreme drought. But through their work, they're learning to use less water growing corn. And, in the long run, this is essential.

"We're looking for good things in the next couple of years," says Steve Walthour, general manager of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, in Dumas, Texas, which helped sponsor both projects. "If we ...

Quick View
  • Dodge Down Corn Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this ...
  • Cows That Last If you've priced replacement heifers lately, or even just added up all the costs of raising your ...
  • Chrysler: What's New for 2015 Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from a...
  • Farm Investors Welcome Why own farms when you can own shares in a farmland pool? The advent of agriculture's first real ...
  • Rents Resist Price Relief Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm m...
  • GE Critics Range as Skeptics An ad-hoc committee of 18 scientists is tasked by the National Research Council with examining th...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl helps readers wrestle with reality of health insurance costs, congressional inacti...
  • Ag Innovation Showcase At the sixth annual Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis this week, start-ups in search of investo...
  • Ask the Vet At what age should a cow be culled?
Related News Stories
Weekly Transportation Update
Grain Storage Pests
Todd's Take
Dodge Down Corn
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Pork Executive to Lead NCGA
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Rents Resist Price Relief
Exporters Report Corn Sales