Corn: Early Season Damage – The Growing Point Is What Matters

🕔May 16, 2019There is something about 30 mph winds and sand/grit/soil blasting across corn fields at seedling height that makes one curious about the ability of corn to recover from early season […]

Nebraska Corn: What’s Wrong with My Ears?

🕔Feb 6, 2019You would think that more than 70 years after our predecessors had a basic understanding of corn development that we would understand it completely. Not true!  The ear issues that affronted […]

Corn Hybrids – What’s the Difference in 1960s Choices and Now?

🕔Feb 6, 2019You’d think that 70 plus years after our predecessors had a basic understanding of corn development we’d understand it completely. Not true! For example, we know that hybrid productivity has increased […]

Michigan Corn: Late-Season Warmth Helps with Maturity

🕔Sep 28, 2018The 2018 spring planting season was marked by lengthy delays due to persistent periods of wet weather. While the moisture received in the spring was very beneficial as the weather […]

Indiana Corn: Field Drydown of Mature Grain

🕔Sep 24, 2018Delayed maturity of corn due to late planting or simply cool growing seasons often translates into delayed or slow drydown of mature corn grain prior to harvest and, consequently, higher […]

Indiana Corn: Short Husks and Exposed Ears

🕔Aug 31, 2018Periods of severe stress can do all sorts of strange things to crops. One oddity that has been reported by a number of folks this year is often described as […]

Ohio Corn: Tip Dieback and Zipper Ears

🕔Aug 28, 2018Although ear and kernel development appears excellent in many Ohio cornfields, there are reports of incomplete ear fill that are related to poor pollination and kernel abortion. Several factors may […]

Georgia Corn: Hit Black Layer? Your Crop Is Done

🕔Aug 27, 2018Our corn is done in the county and waiting to be harvested. The crop looks good since mid summer rains supply lots of needed water. New corn agronomist Dr. Reagan […]

Ohio Corn: Night Temperatures Impact Yields

🕔Jul 31, 2018Low night temperatures during the grain fill period (which typically occurs in July and August) have been associated with some of our highest corn yields in Ohio. The cool night […]

Indiana Corn: Effects of Severe Stress During Grain Filling

🕔Jul 27, 2018Yield 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 […]

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