Corn: Germination – Identifying Emergence Issues

🕔May 20, 2019Germination is the renewal of enzymatic activity that results in cell division and elongation and, ultimately, embryo emergence through the seed coat. Germination is triggered by absorption of water through […]

Michigan Soybeans: Seed Quality Considerations for 2019

🕔Mar 14, 2019Soybean producers may be planting lower quality seed this spring. The main culprit responsible is Phomopsis seed decay, a fungal pathogen that developed on the plants during the wet, cool […]

Soybeans: New Crop Germination Lows are Widespread – What to Do?

🕔Feb 18, 2019Some new crop soybean seed being tested by the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association is falling below the normal germination rate. While a few lots came in at or above 95% […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Germination and Emergence in Hot Soils

🕔Sep 15, 2017Soil temperatures in Oklahoma can be hot when planting in late August to early September for for forage-only or dual-purpose wheat (Figure 1). Seed that was planted into soils with […]

Nebraska: Will Heavy Rain Affect Germination?

🕔May 11, 2015Heavy rains on May 6-7 in southeast Nebraska resulted in ponding and flooded areas of some fields.  As of Sunday, May 3, USDA-NASS reported that 57% of Nebraska’s corn was […]

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