Indiana Corn: The ‘Zipper’ Pattern of Poor Kernel Set

🕔Oct 13, 2017The occurrence of severe photosynthetic stress (severe drought, extreme heat, severe nutrient deficiency, severe foliar disease) during or shortly after pollination in corn often results in poorly filled ears due […]

Indiana Corn: What Causes Low Grain Test Weight?

🕔Sep 25, 2017Among the top 10 most discussed (and cussed) topics at the Chat ‘n Chew Cafe during corn harvest season is the grain test weight being reported from corn fields in […]

Indiana Corn: Converting Wet Grain Weight to Dry Grain Weight

🕔Sep 25, 2017Corn is often harvested at grain moisture contents higher than what is desired by grain buyers, which is typically about 15% moisture. Wetter grain obviously weighs more than drier grain […]

Ohio Corn: Are Late Maturing Fields at Risk of Frost Injury?

🕔Sep 12, 2017According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service as of Sept. 10, 69 percent of Ohio’s corn acreage was in the dent stage (R5) compared to 76 percent for the five-year average; […]

Ohio Corn: Stress During Grain Fill? Expect Stalk Health Problems

🕔Aug 25, 2017Serious crop stress during the grain filling period of corn increases the risk of stalk rots and stalk lodging (breakage) prior to grain harvest. Among the more common serious stresses that can […]

Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest – 2 Prediction Methods

🕔Aug 18, 2017Fancy colored yield maps are fine for verifying grain yields at the end of the harvest season, but bragging rights for the highest corn yields are established earlier than that […]

Indiana Corn: Good Pollination Conditions Help Offset Early Challenges; Scout Fields for Diseases

🕔Aug 10, 2017A rough start to the growing season put Indiana’s corn crop behind the proverbial 8-ball from the beginning, due to the weather- and disease-driven challenges to germination, emergence, and early […]

Indiana Corn: Poor Kernel Set Can Stem from a Variety of Issues

🕔Aug 10, 2017The post-pollination scuttlebutt overheard in coffee shops throughout Indiana during late summer often revolves around the potential for severe stress that might reduce kernel set or kernel size in neighborhood […]

Indiana: Agronomy Field Day, West Lafayette, Sept. 7

🕔Jul 24, 2017Farmers trying to balance weak crop prices and rising input costs can learn more about farm financial fitness at a field day sponsored by Purdue Extension, the Purdue Department of […]

Indiana Corn: Silk Development and Emergence

🕔Jul 7, 2017The corn plant produces individual male and female flowers (a flowering habit called monoecious for you corny trivia fans.) Interestingly, both flowers are initially bisexual (aka “perfect”), but during the course […]

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