Field Update: Emergence Testing

image1Meet one of Ohio’s cutest growers, Easton Coe! Easton is the son of Doug and Jenny Coe of Washington Courthouse.

Easton is helping his father do an emergence test.

Uniform emergence is one key to maximizing corn yields. To conduct the test, the Coes  put a colored flag beside each emerged plant in a 20 foot row of their crop. They return in 12 hours and put a different colored flag by any newly emerged plants. The process is repeated every 12 hours and with a different colored flag until all the plants in the row section have emerged.

This test helps to show how uniformly corn is emerging, which is the first step to achieving maximum yields.

To learn more about conducting your own emergence test, visit with myself or any Novus Ag Associate Partner.

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