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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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Big Corn Concepts: Insecticides

Using insecticides at planting is a gamble. They can be expensive and some years they won’t pay off, but when they do pay off, they pay off big. Yield increases with the addition of in-furrow insecticides are a result of adding another level of protection and keeping plant healthier. Healthy plants with even emergence and […]

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