As farmers approach the mid-way point of the Ontario corn harvest (and quickly surpass it, we hope), preliminary reports suggest decent yields in spite of challenging conditions. That said, it most certainly wasn’t an ideal growing season, and farmers aren’t likely to see their highest ever production this year.
What a challenging year does allow for is a careful evaluation of how management changes or decisions impact the crop. Did higher than average plant counts make up any difference? Was extra nitrogen worth it? Did a fungicide application protect yield and quality?
These are three management areas targeted in PRIDE Seeds’ 300 Bushel Initiative, and, in this episode of the Corn School, Ken Currah, market development agronomist with PRIDE Seeds recaps some early results of the program this year.
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