Maximum light interception is one of the goals achieved through optimum plant population. Early planting dates, longer relative maturities, and increased seeding density all contribute to closing the crop canopy as early as possible. Keep in mind the potential benefits and drawbacks that population can have on weed competition, white mold, and lodging.
A few thoughts related to protecting the yield potential of your corn crop. Several things are out of your control (you know what they are), but a couple of things to consider in which you do have control of that perfecting may make a difference:
Planting Depth: When it comes to planting corn, use the 2 inch mark as a guide.
|So, it’s April, and the agriculture world is filled with news of crop acreage reports, global supplies, South American yield reports, and 90 day weather outlooks. It seems every year we say “it’s not a normal year”. 2017 is certainly beginning far from normal.|
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Yield Monitor Challenge. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing some of the results we received from our customers and harvest data from this year’s test plots. Thanks again to those who participated and your sweatshirts should be arriving soon!
Why Adam chose SabrEx for his Progressive Yield Initiative project?
Within my sales territory, I place products on a wide range of soil types. After discussing the product, I felt it would be for an interesting trial for a PYI project, especially if I could show benefit on improving hybrid performance on dryland acres.