Can We Increase Both

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2004-12-02
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Nafziger, Emerson
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The 2002 Farm Bill, price support from increasing industrial usage of corn (primarily ethanol production), and high corn yield and high corn:soybean yield ratio in 2003 have combined to increase corn acreage in Illinois and Iowa. Because corn and soybean occupy such a large percentage of cultivated land in these two states, corn acreage can increase substantially only at the expense of soybean acres, and only by increasing the acreage of corn that follows corn instead of soybean in the crop sequence. Following are some summary points regarding the management of corn following corn:

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