One of the key components involved in cultivating a 300-plus bushel corn crop is establishing a good, uniform stand. Unfortunately for producers in drought affected regions of Ontario, those conditions have taken their toll in that area. Despite an early season that helped to foster good root development, stress from hot and dry conditions kept some of those plants from keeping up. That variability makes it hard to get an overall picture of your crop and fairly tricky to estimate where your yields will land.
This episode of the Corn School brings us to another one of the PRIDE Seeds 300+ Bushel Challenge fields where Ken Currah gives us an up close look at some of the variability caused by this season’s hot and dry conditions.
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