Corn School: The Top 5 Limiting Factors of Corn Production

Farming would be much, much easier and far less risky if we could control the weather. We can’t, of course, so the first point of any “most limiting factor” list — the weather — is always moot. After that, though, there are several management factors well within farmers’ control that deserve some attention when gunning for top yields.

Dr. Joe Lauer, professor of agronomy at University of Wisconsin-Madison, spoke recently at the FarmSmart conference at Guelph, Ont. There, he offered up his top five most limiting factors of corn production and how farmers can manage them. In this video, he expands on hybrid selection, ideal planting date and the year over year yield penalties of continuous corn.

If you cannot see the embedded video, click here.

 

 

RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in agronomy information for your farm.

Trending

Canola Council president responds to Richardson’s departure

The Canola Council of Canada is moving on without a core funder for 2018, as Richardson International went public with its withdrawal from the national canola industry group this week. Richardson has said it did not receive enough value to justify its investment in the Canola Council, after pushing for changes to the council over…Read more »

Related

Leave a Reply