Crop Watch Season Finale: The Best Part

As the 2013 Crop Season comes to a close, so does our Crop Watch video series. In this final episode, you’ll get details on this year’s harvest and get overall reactions on the 2013 growing season.

Find out how our four farm families fared during harvest in the finale episode of Crop Watch!

By: Garry Gard, Grain Manager at Didion Milling

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Crop Watch Season Finale Trailer

Its harvest time in Wisconsin! Our Crop Watch farm families are busy combining their corn and we’re excited to share the results with you soon. With the close of the 2013 growing season comes the close of the 2013 Crop Watch video series. Stay tuned for the finale episode of Crop Watch coming soon! In the meantime, check out the finale episode trailer:

By: Garry Gard, Grain Manager at Didion Milling

Crop Watch Episode #3: Where Corn is Comfortable

In this episode of Crop Watch, we will visit all four of our farmers to learn how their crops are faring this summer and get an update on crop pollination.

Our next episode will feature all four farms and their on-farm storage systems and corn marketing plans.

Listed below are definitions to some of the terms that will be brought up in this episode:

  • Tasseling – Emergence of the male flowers at the top of the corn stalk that pollinate the ear, creating corn kernels
  • Pollination – The transfer of pollen from the male flowers on the tassel to the female silk to form corn kernels
  • Silking – Pollinated silks form from the ear to fertilize each potential corn kernel. Each corn kernel on the cob has its own silk strand

For more information about corn pollination visit the UW-Extension website.

By: Garry Gard, Grain Manager at Didion Milling

Crop Watch Episode #1: Three Weeks Late

Check out our summer video series “Crop Watch”. Follow the series this summer to meet four of our local farm families and track their crop’s progress through the growing season.

Episode #1: Three Weeks Late – Meet the Wingers and Minick Families and get first-hand stories about 2013 spring planting.

Stay tuned for the next episode where you’ll meet the Kelleys and the Schroeders.

By: Garry Gard, Grain Manager at Didion Milling