Conventional 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 […]
The 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 […]
The 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 […]
Results 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 […]
Farmers 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 […]
Soybean 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 […]
Across 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, […]
One of the most common questions we get from growers this time of year is what seeding rate should be used in their crops. The amount of seed used to […]
Most, if not all, of the fields being planted to sorghum are non-irrigated, and this changes things in terms of plant population.
Several things should be considered when assessing a potential re-plant situation. The number of healthy plants in the field should be considered first and foremost.