Michigan Soybeans: Thin Stands Can Produce Surprisingly High Yields May 30, 2019

🕔May 30, 2019When poor soybean emergence and thin stands occur, producers are compelled to make timely and informed replant decisions. Accurately, assessing your soybean stand and diagnosing the cause of the emergence […]

Cotton: Studies Find No Yield Benefit to Higher Plant Populations May 21, 2019

🕔May 21, 2019As seed prices rise, growers must be increasingly mindful of the density and configuration of cotton in their fields. However, current cotton plant population recommendations aren’t always helpful or based […]

Minnesota Corn: Key Factors for Evaluating Stand Establishment May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019Early evaluation of corn stands is important for identifying yield-limiting factors and making management decisions to mitigate them. Evaluation of corn stands should begin soon after rows are visible, typically […]

Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum Apr 15, 2019

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🕔Apr 15, 2019Conventional wisdom says that the prime planting “window” to maximize corn yields in much of Indiana opens about April 20 and closes about May 10. This “window” typically opens about […]

Corn: Plant Density for Maximum Grain, Silage Production Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019The plant density that maximizes corn grain and silage yield has been increasing through time. The economic optimum plant density is a function of corn yield and quality responses, seed […]

Indiana Corn: How Does Plant Population Affect Yield? Mar 11, 2019

🕔Mar 11, 2019The cost of seed corn is the largest single variable input cost for most Indiana corn growers. Minimizing that cost involves a combination of shrewd purchasing skills and wise selection of […]

Indiana Corn: Yield Response to Plant Populations Mar 14, 2018

🕔Mar 14, 2018Results from 81 field scale trials around Indiana since 2008 suggest that maximum yield response to plant populations for 30-inch row corn grown under minimal to moderate stress conditions occurs […]

Flint on Crops: Get Ready to Plant Corn – Commentary Jan 30, 2017

🕔Jan 30, 2017Farmers will begin planting corn as early as 30 days from now. Corn planting will last around 4 to 5 weeks. Of course there will be corn planted outside that […]

Illinois Soybeans: Consider Planting Depth When Planning Plant Populations Nov 2, 2016

🕔Nov 2, 2016Soybean seeding depth from 1 to 1.5 inches has long been considered optimal. But that recommendation is changing to “deeper is better”, but only in the right soil conditions. I […]

Texas: Sorghum Planting Rates Feb 10, 2016

🕔Feb 10, 2016Across the three counties in the Mid-Coast IPM Program, grain sorghum planting rates range from 40,000 to 120,000 seed per acre. The ideal planting rate varies due to soils, rainfall, […]

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