Yield Monitor Calibration: Garbage In, Garbage Out Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
Understand this one simple fact about grain yield monitors: They do not measure grain yield. How’s that for an opening statement? What I want you to understand is that yield […]

Indiana: Preparing for Harvest – Podcast Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
In the latest Purdue Crop Chat Podcast, Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen and Extension Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel review the September USDA Crop Production Report and discuss if Indiana has […]

Corn: Converting Wet Grain Weight to Dry Weight Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
Corn is often harvested at grain moisture contents higher than the 15% moisture typically desired by grain buyers. Wetter grain obviously weighs more than drier grain and so grain buyers […]

Indiana Corn: Causes and Impacts of Droopy Ears Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
Droopy ears are cute on certain breeds of dogs, but droopy ears on corn plants prior to physiological maturity are a signal that grain fill has slowed or halted. Ears […]

Alabama Corn: Yield Gain Potential from Harvesting High Moisture Grain Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
“Phantom yield gain” is a popular term for yield gains from harvesting high moisture corn (25-30% moisture) compared to letting the corn dry in the field (about 15-17% moisture) then […]

Corn: Potential Causes of Poor Kernel Set Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
The 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 Corn: Notched Leaf Edges Jul 22, 2020

🕔Jul 22, 2020
The “notched leaf edge” symptom in corn is a curious genetic leaf “disorder” that appears in certain hybrid families during periods of rapid development. Affected leaves exhibit a ragged or […]

Corn: Tassel Emergence and Pollen Shed Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Field corn in Indiana typically enters the critical flowering stages of pollen shed and silk emergence sometime between late June to late July. Success or failure during this period of […]

Corn: Silk Development and Emergence Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
The 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” flowers), but during the course […]

Indiana Corn: Effects of Flooding, Ponding Prior to Tasseling May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
Intense rainfall events (technically referred to as “toad stranglers” or “goose drownders”) flood low-lying corn fields and create ponding (standing water) in poorly drained areas (depressions, compacted soil) within other […]

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