How often do you think about your closing wheel settings? Do you think about how that can impact your yield? Every year, before planting season begins, it is important to test your closing wheel settings and get them where you want them. A mistake in your closing wheel settings on your corn planter can cause […]
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One of the best ways to predict which fields will yield the most is with flag emergence testing. National Corn Growers Contest winner, Randy Dowdy, created the flag test as a way to visualize what strong uniformity looks like. It is believed to be a solid method in determining which fields you will want to […]
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 […]
Uniform emergence is one key to maximizing corn yields. Learn how to conduct an emergence test.
Based on a University of Minnesota study, uniform emergence can improve yield from five to nine percent. We recommend emergence testing as an opportunity for you to evaluate current practices.