Nebraska: Planting Dates and How They Impact Corn Growth May 18, 2020

🕔May 18, 2020
Despite the above-average yields in recent years, there has been reports of ear formation issues (Elmore et al., 2016; McMechan et al., 2017; and Ortez et al., 2019) in corn […]

Tennessee Corn: Destroying a Poor Stand Before Replanting Apr 29, 2020

🕔Apr 29, 2020
Judging from recent conversations there will be a significant number of corn acres that will need to be replanted.  The long cold and wet spell apparently has greatly hindered getting […]

Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: Planting Considerations for 2020 Apr 29, 2020

🕔Apr 29, 2020
Warmer temperatures and great soil conditions in portions of the state allowed the planting season to begin this week. Everything we do at planting sets the stage for the rest […]

Corn: How Long to Plant the U.S. Crop? Taking a Deeper Look. Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
In a farmdoc daily article last week (here), we examined historical data on corn planting progress for three states in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt—Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa—and showed […]

Indiana Corn: Potential Causes of Emergence Failure Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
Successful stand establishment of a corn crop relies on many factors, including the successful emergence of the seedlings in the first place. Seedling emergence occurs as a result of elongation […]

Indiana Corn: Requirements for Uniform Germination and Emergence Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
Rapid, uniform germination and emergence of corn help set the stage for maximum grain yield at the end of the season. Without a successful start to the season, the crop […]

Corn: Cold Soils – Risk of Imbibitional Chilling Injury Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
While the coffeeshop rumor mills were active this past week with talk of “a lot” of corn planting going in areas of the state, in reality very little planting actually […]

Corn: How Many Days It Takes to Plant the U.S. Crop? Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
The large size of modern planters obviously implies that a planter today can cover many more acres per day than smaller planters of the past.  Based on this observation, it […]

Iowa Corn: Soil Conditions May Be Right, but Hold Off on Planting Apr 15, 2020

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🕔Apr 15, 2020
March into early April has been warm enough and dry enough to the point that soil conditions are good for planting. The calendar date is a bit early; after all […]

Ohio Corn: Considerations for Planting Depth This Year Apr 14, 2020

🕔Apr 14, 2020
Timing corn emergence is key to minimize yield reductions, and can be more important for preserving yield than even seed spacing. When setting planting depth for corn this year, be […]

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