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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Our last post touched on how important even soil moisture was for the kernel to get water when it’s needed. In order to have the soil moisture you need, good seed-to-soil contact is vital.
Last week’s blog covered the importance of planting into the right soil temperature to achieve uniform emergence. One of the other necessities in uniform emergence is planting into even soil moisture. Think of it this way, if you want even emergence among crops, then you need even moisture throughout your planting depth. Not doing this […]
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 […]
Last Friday, Novus Ag held their Pre-Plant Growers Meeting with special guest, Missy Bauer. Missy is a leading agronomist in the industry and has been a key educator at Corn College since its first year in 2008. Bauer has also worked closely with Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie for over 10 years.