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Michigan Corn: Planting in Twin Rows

Michigan Corn: Planting in Twin Rows

👤By Bob Battel, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jan 12, 2018

Planting corn in twin rows on 30-inch centers is seen as an alternative to planting narrow-row corn (22- or 20-, or even 15-inch rows). In a twin-row configuration, two rows of corn are planted close together (usually 6 to 8

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Corn Belt Planting: Re-Thinking When to Apply Nitrogen – DTN

Corn Belt Planting: Re-Thinking When to Apply Nitrogen – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 29, 2017

Central Indiana grower Mike Starkey has watched rainfall soak, saturate and flood soils across his state with great alarm this spring. “For everyone who applied nitrogen pre-plant, a lot of it has got to be going right down the tile

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Missouri Corn: Farmers Facing Replant Still Have Time to Stay with Intentions

Missouri Corn: Farmers Facing Replant Still Have Time to Stay with Intentions

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔May 11, 2017

Corn growers facing replanting decisions because of flooding and saturated soils have time to safely plant corn through the end of May and even into early June. That is the advice from University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Greg Luce.

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Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Will Late Planting Cause and Acreage Shift?

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Will Late Planting Cause and Acreage Shift?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois, farmdocDaily 🕔May 10, 2017

Recent wet, cool weather has raised concerns about delays in planting, which could then lead to a switch in planting from corn to soybeans. From an economics standpoint, the decision to switch to soybeans likely will be dictated by how

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Ohio Corn: Management Practices for Later Planting – Changes to Consider

Ohio Corn: Management Practices for Later Planting – Changes to Consider

👤By Peter Thomison and Steve Culman, Ohio State University 🕔May 9, 2017

There was little progress made on corn planting last week due to persistent rains and saturated field conditions. As of Sunday May 7, 46 percent of Ohio’s corn crop was planted – only 4% more than the previous week. Moreover,

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Tennessee: Corn Planting Winding Down

Tennessee: Corn Planting Winding Down

👤By Angela McClure, University of Tennessee 🕔May 5, 2017

April and May weather have not supported long stretches of field work, and some producers report not planting as much corn as intended.

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Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Planting Pace Hasn’t Changed Much in 20 Years, Despite Improved Machinery

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Planting Pace Hasn’t Changed Much in 20 Years, Despite Improved Machinery

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University 🕔May 5, 2017

The number of 30-, 40-, and 60-ft wide (or larger) field crop planters across the U.S. Midwest is greater today than, say, twenty years ago. Certainly, individual farmers can plant more acres of corn and soybean per day with today’s

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Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum

Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University 🕔May 5, 2017

Conventional wisdom says that the prime planting window to maximize corn yields in much of Indiana opens about April 20 and closes about May 10. This “window” typically opens about one week later across the northern tier of Indiana counties

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Minnesota: Corn, Soybean Planting When It’s Cold and Wet

Minnesota: Corn, Soybean Planting When It’s Cold and Wet

👤By By Jeff Coulter, Seth Naeve, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota 🕔May 2, 2017

Unseasonably cold temperatures, wet conditions, and potentially snow are impacting corn and soybean planting in much of the Upper Midwest. The regional climate service partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture released the following

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Ohio Corn: Getting Off to a Good Start – Planting Depth Can Make a Difference

Ohio Corn: Getting Off to a Good Start – Planting Depth Can Make a Difference

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Planting depth recommendations for Ohio are 1.5 to 2 inches deep to ensure adequate moisture uptake and seed-soil contact. Deeper planting may be recommended as the season progresses and soils become warmer and drier, however planting shallower than 1.5 inches

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