Indiana Corn: The Planting Date Conundrum

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, […]

Flint on Crops: What Is the Right Seeding Rate for My Crops?

🕔May 18, 2015One 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 […]

Georgia: Sorghum Planting Population Recommendations

🕔Apr 9, 2015Most, if not all, of the fields being planted to sorghum are non-irrigated, and this changes things in terms of plant population.

Mississippi: Cotton Re-Plant Decisions – Plant Populations

🕔May 16, 2014Several 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.

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