This spring has already brought on concerns about poor weather resulting in delays on corn planting. At this point in time, there is still time. It is highly important to […]
Mid-April approaches and days slowly grow longer. But, irrespective of the calendar, soil temperatures at 4 inches hovered around 40⁰F early this week and seven-day lows stayed near freezing. Our hopes […]
Having a range of variety maturities is a good strategy for spreading risk on many farms. Earlier corn hybrids and soybean varieties provide some advantages for earlier planting of cover […]
Planting date research has shown that the optimum corn planting period for much of Michigan is from the beginning to middle of May. Numerous studies have shown that there were […]
The calendar says that farmers in western and southern Kentucky should be planting corn. The weather says something very different right now. At some point, the temperatures will increase and […]
The corn plant is slowly shedding its reputation as the high-maintenance diva of the crop world. “Breeders have done one thing primarily — increase the stress tolerance in hybrids today,” […]
With weekly rains, cloudy weather, and sunny days interspersed with morning frosts, March of 2018 hasn’t been one for the record books if the goal was to plant corn early.
Corn row spacing and plant population have been the focus of many studies throughout the years in an effort to identify ways to increase yields and minimize production costs. Many […]
Every year, I get a lot of phone calls from folks wanting to know why their neighbor’s fields of corn ended up with such poor uneven lousy-looking stands. Since some […]
When is that last frost? That’s the question when deciding to plant corn early. Andrew Sawyer discusses your options in his installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast.