A little trouble now may help you deal with a lot of trouble down the line. That’s exactly what happened when corn in Ontario went through a dry spell in late May and early June. That dry period caused corn in those fields to develop deep and dense roots. Fast forward now to the six-week period of hot and dry weather Ontario faced and you see that root mass paying off.
In this episode of the Corn School, Ken Currah of PRIDE Seeds takes us through another of the 300 bushel challenge fields. This time Ken takes us through a field near Turkey Point, Ontario to look at how root mass and the corn plants own internal drought protection mechanisms may help to preserve yield through tough times.
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