NEWS
Production Blog
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Jul 1, 2014 02:24 PM CDT

UNDERWOOD, Iowa (DTN) -- Craig and Eric Hough were cleaning and putting away their planter for the second time when I visited them last week. A 3-minute hail storm on June 3 stripped corn fields and quickly cut corn stands in half.

"We had stands that ranged from 12,000 to 14,000 [plants per acre]," said Craig. "We replanted everything that was less than 18,000." The father-son team had to replant 400 acres of corn and 300 acres of soybeans.

"Look at all the brown ground," Craig said, his arm wiping across the rolling hills of west-central Iowa. In haste to ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • 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.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • 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
Sustainable Partners
Survive and Thrive
New Standards Target Poultry Pathogens
Ag and Environment Outlook
Crop Tech Corner
Digging Into SDS
Informa Sees Record US Corn, Soy Crops
December Conditions
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Give Your Pond New Life