Planning for great corn yields begins the year before, by assessing how well the planned plant population translated to actual cobs per acre.
That’s key information that informs THIS year — how well did you do on the planting pass, setting up the corn crop for success? Is picket-fence the goal, or is it a short-emergence window that matters more? How fast can you plant and still do a good job? For that discussion we go to Greg Stewart, agronomist with Maizex, and Paul Hermans, area agronomist with Corteva.
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- The fall in Ontario was wet. Is that a harbinger of spring?
- Counting cobs: what does a September 1 cob count tell you? Greg shares his insights
- The planting pass is the key
- Emerging within 24 to 48 hours of each other = max yield potential!
- Should beans go in first? Maybe!
- Is singulation the be-all end all?
- Clip 1: Singulation with Matt Chapple
- We are company agnostic
- How many times do you jump off the tractor to check planting depth?
- Rarely does too deep a seed cause an issue in corn, but too shallow does
- Cold drink of water, it’s bad
- Side-wall compaction causes hatchet roots
- Bottom line: be patient, wait for the right soil conditions
- The planting pass is the set up for success