The economics favor corn for the year ahead. That’s the word from Pioneer’s U.S. corn lead, Ryan Myers. “The numbers will push it that way and we’re anticipating additional corn acres for 2019.” There were places in the region that went a month or more during the growing season with no rain. Other parts of the Midwest had too much rain. Despite that, yields were strong. In addition to the genetics, Myers says production practices have also improved. “You have farmers split-applying nitrogen, putting foliar fungicides on and doing everything they can to keep corn happy on a daily basis.”
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