Corn School: How deep should you plant your corn?


What’s the ideal depth for planting corn? What happens if you plant too shallow?

In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, PRIDE Seeds agronomist Aaron Stevanus digs into a seeding depth trial to show how planting depth can impact early-season growth.

We catch up with Stevanus at the company’s Elmira, ON, research site where he evaluates the early-season vigour of corn seedlings planted at four different planting depths: 1″, 2″, 2.5″, and 3″. As we see in the video below, the corn planted at 2″ looks really good, but so too does the corn planted at 1″. Which is the right move? It’s going to depend on the growing season — so we’ll have to wait and see!

We’ll revisit the site at harvest when Stevanus will test his early-season predictions with yield results from research partner, Veritas.

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