Emergence will be a strong topic in this year’s planting season. Having a uniform emergence is like having a ticket to higher yielding crops. Even a delay of 1 plant out of 6 by two leaf stages can cause yield reductions of up to 4%. The awareness is there, but understanding how to score uniform […]
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Oftentimes we evaluate emergence by the number of plants that successfully break through the soil rather than when the plants emerge. Although the number of plants which emerge is important, the timing of emergence is a notable factor in final yield potential. Yield is improved when plants emerge within 10 GDUs of each other. A […]
Hybrid selection is a critical, often over-looked, decision.
Randy Dowdy uses a barrel with staves to represent areas of management or production that can be addressed to have a positive impact on yield:
Meet 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 […]