Indiana Corn: When Should Planting Begin? Apr 13, 2020

🕔Apr 13, 2020
The short answer to the question posed by the title of this article is: “Whenever you want to begin planting corn.” After all, it is your choice, right? The even […]

Indiana Corn: Frost or Freeze Damage – How Are They Different? Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
Forecasts for freezing or near-freezing temperatures when late-planted fields of corn are not yet mature (i.e., not yet at kernel black layer) are naturally concerning to farmers and the grain […]

Corn: The “Zipper” Pattern of Poor Kernel Set Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019
he 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: Stress During Grain Fill – A Harbinger of Stalk Health Problems Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019
Serious crop stress during the grain filling period of corn increases the risk of stalk rots and stalk lodging (breakage) prior to grain harvest. Examples of such serious stresses are […]

Corn: Converting Wet Weight to Dry Weight Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019
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: Delayed Grain Maturity, Frost/Freeze Worries Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019
Given the near record late planting of the 2019 Indiana corn crop and the continuing agony of delayed development of the crop, much of the coffeeshop talk down at Cecil’s […]

Indiana Corn: Predicting Maturity Dates for Delayed Plantings Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019
Delayed planting of corn in the upper Midwest often increases the risk that the grain will not mature prior to a killing fall freeze. Physiological maturity occurs near the time […]

Indiana Corn: Do Your Ears Hang Low? – Premature Ear Declination Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019
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 […]

Indiana Corn: Effects of Severe Stress During Grain Filling Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019
Yield potential in corn is influenced at several stages of growth and development. Ear size potential (number of potential kernels) is determined quite early, from about leaf stage V6 to […]

Indiana Corn: Identifying Grain Fill Stages Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019
The grain fill period begins with successful pollination and initiation of kernel development, and ends approximately 60 days later when the kernels are physiologically mature. During grain fill, the developing […]

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