Corn Article Archive

May 2018 Climate Summary and a Look Ahead

May 2018 was a 180-degree turn from April. South Dakota had its second coldest April on record, to something close to the tenth warmest May on record. As we are in early June, it appears as if the heat will continue.

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Late Corn Planting: When to Switch Hybrid Maturities

Due to the late planting season in 2018, growers are becoming more and more worried about potential yield losses due to planting delays. Yield reductions may become significant after about May 20, especially for full season corn hybrids, and the risk of increased drying costs and crop losses due to an early fall frost also become a concern.

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