How cold does it need to be to try and harvest snowed-in corn?
That answer depends on the combine you’re running, says Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson on this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. This week’s episode also features a discussion on nitrogen management, losses, cover crop tie-up of nutrients, and an increase in fines on late to black layer corn.
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- Safety first, please. We’re going to keep reminding you
- Get those carbon monoxide detectors set up, in the shop too
- Living, standing cover crop can stop a lot of snow, and keep those roads clear (see below)
- Ontario corn committee have the data available! GoCorn.net
- What about fungicide trials? About 40% of 2021 acres got a fungicide pass, hmmmm
- The YEN competition results are in. Nearly 166 bu/ac, and 88% of yield potential
- 20,500 pounds of biomass, 144 heads per square foot took the cake
- Check out all the winners here!
- Harvest is grinding ahead
- The ports are full and backed up
- How do you manage corn in the snow? Needs to be colder than -7 degrees C, even at -12 newer combines can plug
- Slow to black layer corn is kicking out lots of fines. More delicate corn?
- Yield reports: end of the day, a farm hit 5-year average, but the range was wild
- More reports of wheat outyielding corn. Ouch
- Managing nitrogen losses begins with understanding nitrogen interactions — check out the Agronomists from Monday’s show
- We’ve improved so much on so many levels. Keep pushing!
- Oats as a cover, after liquid manure, in to corn — how do I estimate N available for the corn crop?
- The oats will pick up some N that will be available next year, but it’s not a simple answer on WHEN it’s available
- What if you take the oat crop as balage?
- What about other nutrients in the cover crop in general? It cycles! It’s not lost, but might be unavailable for some time
- Organic matter understanding article is here
- Growers want to plant wheat — should soybean crop not get a fungicide? Stay tuned
Living cover crop / biostrips are holding the snow & ice off the road this morning vs the sprayed off desiccated cover crop… #livingsnowfence pic.twitter.com/0oE9IFMkbR
— Dan Hayden (@Dungannon_Dan) November 19, 2022
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