Corn School: Nail Down the Crop Plan, Then Stick to It



“When the land is dry, it’s no longer about planning, it’s about execution — it’s our Super Bowl.”

That’s a quote from Pride Seeds’ Ken Currah, who caught up with Bernard Tobin for the above Corn School. Currah and Tobin, sheltered from the rain, discussed the importance of preparing for seeding, and having a plan in place.

Part of that plan, according to Currah, is getting your seed in the shed before planting begins. Currah suggests producers with large acres or numerous crops/fields organize seed by field, look at the various seed lots and try to decide on planter settings. Then, make sure you know how that planter functions.

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“If you get into tight windows and you wheel into a new farm at 1:00 in the morning and all of a sudden you have a question on how to set up the vacuum pressure on your planter… 1:00 in the morning it’s going to be awful hard to get answers.”

But, all of that efficiency can only do so much to save your crop plan if it lacks rotational consideration. Currah talks about how weather and other considerations altered acres in Ontario last year, and what corn might have to offer for 2015.

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