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Emergence Testing Update

Here is an emergence evaluation from Pickaway County. This field was planted on April 26. Seed was planted at a population of 34,000. This grower used an in-furrow starter consisting of 6-24-6 and our Innova Performance Product, Chix Mix. Here are the results: May 9, 12 plants emerged, 95 GDUs May 10, 26 plants emerged, 108 GDUs May 11, 34 plants […]

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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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Big Corn Concepts: Planting Early

Were you planning to plant your corn early? Here are some factors to consider before you get too excited: Soil temperature- Corn will not germinate if the soil temperature is below 50° F. The soil temperature at a 2-inch depth should be at least 50°F with the temperature warming in the 5-7 day forecast. Even […]

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Soil Temp Update

It’s time for another soil temp update. Here are current temperatures:   In Fayette County on corn stubble: 61 degrees. In Morrow County on corn stubble: 63 degrees. In Morrow County on no-till bean stubble: 60 degrees.   We have officially surpassed the 55 degree mark. From the entire Novus Ag Team, we wish you […]

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Big Corn Concepts: Development of the Nodal Roots

Shortly after emergence the plant will rely on nodal roots as the primary source for water and nutrient uptake. If nodal root growth is impeded, the plant will not be able to reach nutrients needed for optimal growth and symptomology will appear above ground. When growth is impeded sporadically throughout the field it is more […]

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