Southwest Michigan: Corn Struggling to Mature Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019The 2019 growing season has been a struggle for southwest Michigan corn producers. While the region has less prevented planting acres than most of Michigan, we have 42,900 acres of […]

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

🕔Oct 8, 2019he 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 […]

Ohio Corn: Will Late Fields Reach Black Layer Before a Killing Frost? Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019Ohio saw record late corn planting in 2019.  According to the Agricultural Statistics Service, only 33% of Ohio’s corn was planted by June 2.  The question being asked now is […]

Ohio Corn: Grain Drydown – What to Expect? Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019Many corn growers may encounter slower than normal drydown this fall due to late crop development associated with June planting dates. Much of Ohio’s late-planted corn may not achieve black […]

Indiana Corn: Delayed Grain Maturity, Frost/Freeze Worries Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019Given 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, 2019Delayed 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, 2019Droopy 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 […]

Midwest Corn: Dry Conditions Can Reduce Kernel Size Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019Much of the corn in Minnesota is in the dough stage of kernel development. At this stage and beyond, stress to corn from dry conditions reduces yield by decreasing kernel […]

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

🕔Aug 23, 2019Yield 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, 2019The 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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