Indiana Corn: Why Are My Leaves Silver? Jun 9, 2021

🕔Jun 9, 2021
Forecasts of unusually low temperatures in late May or early June can set off warning bells for corn growers and lead to fearmongering about frost damage to young corn. Even […]

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Heavy Rains Lead to Replant Decisions – Podcast May 18, 2021

🕔May 18, 2021
Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen and Extension Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel are back with another Purdue Crop Chat! On this episode, they discuss last weekend’s heavy rains and the […]

Corn: 10 Steps to Weatherproof Your Crop – DTN Feb 5, 2021

🕔Feb 5, 2021
If you find yourself wishing for a normal corn-growing season this year, Bob Nielsen has bad news. “I think we actually need to redefine normal weather,” the longtime Purdue corn […]

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 […]

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