LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS
The Heat Is On
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Mon Jun 17, 2013 01:27 PM CDT

The crop seasons during the past few years seem to feature extremes of one kind or another versus a “normal” round of temperature and rainfall patterns. Just look at the past five years: flooding followed by mild summer temperatures (2008); a very cool summer with much-delayed harvest (2009); rapid planting pace and then unfavorable late-summer heat (2010); tremendous severe storm damage, flooding, regional drought and late-summer heat (2011); and widespread drought (2012).

Corn yields have reflected this pendulum swing. In 2008, USDA’s final national corn yield came in at 153.9 bushels per acre—the second-highest yield on record at the time. ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Farmland Outlook
Finance Outlook
Give Your Pond New Life
Clean Water, Healthy Pastures
Clean Water Goes a Long Way
Land Market
Cash Rent Calamity?
Land Market
Water Quality
Conservation Threats