Tips for Growing Corn in Western Canada


Did you know seeding corn following canola can result in a competitive disadvantage to the corn (with limited herbicide options) AND phosphate availability issues? Or, that even northern parts of the Prairie Provinces are successfully growing grain corn?

Last week, I attended a corn harvest demonstration in North Battleford, where I was able to talk to Aaron Miller, an area agronomist for Pioneer, about the potential for corn, in northern Saskatchewan specifically.

“[There is] definitely a lot of opportunity for grain corn in Saskatchewan,” Miller said, adding, “a lot of research is going into producing early-season hybrids.”

But, for many producers (and journalists) in Western Canada, the agronomics of corn are still a little foreign. In this video, we talk to Miller about some of the basics, including suggestions around varietal selection, seeding date, target plant stands, fertility, harvest and residual management.

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