The Agronomists, Ep 60: Paul Hermans and Greg Stewart on planting perfection

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Planning for great corn yields begins the year before, by assessing how well the planned plant population translated to actual cobs per acre.

That’s key information that informs THIS year — how well did you do on the planting pass, setting up the corn crop for success? Is picket-fence the goal, or is it a short-emergence window that matters more? How fast can you plant and still do a good job? For that discussion we go to Greg Stewart, agronomist with Maizex, and Paul Hermans, area agronomist with Corteva.

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Quick Summary:

  • The fall in Ontario was wet. Is that a harbinger of spring?
  • Counting cobs: what does a September 1 cob count tell you? Greg shares his insights
  • The planting pass is the key
  • Emerging within 24 to 48 hours of each other = max yield potential!
  • Should beans go in first? Maybe!
  • Is singulation the be-all end all?
  • Clip 1: Singulation with Matt Chapple
  • We are company agnostic
  • How many times do you jump off the tractor to check planting depth?
  • Rarely does too deep a seed cause an issue in corn, but too shallow does
  • Cold drink of water, it’s bad
  • Side-wall compaction causes hatchet roots
  • Bottom line: be patient, wait for the right soil conditions
  • The planting pass is the set up for success

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