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Growing Degree Units

How does a Growing Degree Unit and emergence impact yield?

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 […]

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Field Update: Emergence Testing

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 […]

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