Category: Corn School

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Corn School – Genetics Prove Their Worth In Tough Times

The Ontario corn crop isn’t going to break any yield records in 2012, but most producers are going to fare OK once decent prices are factored in to the lower yields. One bright spot in a tough year is variety comparison — in a good year, it’s difficult to really be objective as to what… Read more »

Corn School – How to Estimate Your Grain Corn Yield

It was the great Kenny Rogers that said “There’ll be time enough for countin, when the dealin’s done”. Well, Kenny Rogers never grew corn….at least not to my knowledge. The truth is, there is a benefit of having an idea where your crop will yield before it’s off the field. The trick comes in estimating… Read more »

Corn School – Corn – Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going In 2013?

The price of corn is something that’s weighing heavy on the minds of producers right now. Not producers only, but everyone affected either directly or indirectly with the crop is wondering where corn will top out and where it’s headed as we look to 2013. In this episode of the Corn School, Moe Agostino of… Read more »

Corn School – Update on the Ontario Corn Crop – Aug 21

There has been a lot of talk about the impact of the drought on the Ontario corn crop, but the fact is that not all of the Ontario crop was hit by the extremely dry conditions. Some areas of Ontario actually received timely rains that, coupled with the high temperatures, will look to give producers… Read more »

Corn School – Good Roots Help Corn Through Tough Times

A little trouble now may help you deal with a lot of trouble down the line. That’s exactly what happened when corn in Ontario went through a dry spell in late May and early June. That dry period caused corn in those fields to develop deep and dense roots. Fast forward now to the six-week… Read more »

Corn School – Dry Conditions Causing Variability In Some Ontario Fields

One of the key components involved in cultivating a 300-plus bushel corn crop is establishing a good, uniform stand. Unfortunately for producers in drought affected regions of Ontario, those conditions have taken their toll in that area. Despite an early season that helped to foster good root development, stress from hot and dry conditions kept… Read more »

Corn School — Evaluating Pollination In Norfolk County

The last six weeks have been extremely dry throughout parts of Ontario. Crops across the board have suffered as hopes for bumper yields have been deflated by the stress of prolonged hot and dry conditions. Corn in particular started with a great deal of promise, but now sits in a grey area as to how… Read more »

Corn School – How Have Dry Conditions Affected the Ontario Corn Crop?

The Ontario corn crop was really off to the races.  There was optimal planting dates, early timely rains and the crop looked fantastic.  And then KABOOM!!!!! The Ontario corn crop is now subject to some of the same stresses as its US counterpart.  Dry hot weather has really impacted the Ontario corn crop moving the… Read more »

Corn School – Keep Your Corn’s Momentum with Fungicides

With recent dry conditions slowly sapping the potential from the Ontario corn crop, producers want to protect their corn in any way they can. Leaf disease on top of heat stress can add insult to injury taking even more of your yield potential. A well timed fungicide application, when it makes good economic sense, can… Read more »

Corn School – Identifying Herbicide Injury In Corn

So much time and effort is put into pushing corn to it’s full potential. We try so hard to manage areas that are partially out of our control that when we see something like herbicide injury in our crop, it can feel a little bit like we shot the puck into our own net. Sometimes… Read more »

Corn School – Ontario Corn Crop Has Great Potential

The Ontario corn crop is sitting in a great position. If things continue to go well we could be looking at some bumper crops. The combination of early planting, good soil conditions and great weather have pushed corn in some areas to the tasselling stage giving those crops ample time for grain fill. There are… Read more »

Corn School – 400+ Bushel Corn – Are We There Yet?

It may seem a bit presumptuous to even begin the topic of 400 bushel corn when 300 bushel corn is barely in it’s infancy, but with the sheer speed of progress in the area of corn yields, the discussion may be warranted sooner rather than later. The truth is, as we’ve said before, the potential… Read more »

Corn School – Soil Health and Early Planting’s Role in Reaching 300 Bushel Yields

There are a number of different elements that have to come together to unlock yield potential in corn and move it to that coveted 300 bushel mark. As we visit field number 2 of the PRIDE Seeds 300+ bushel initiative, we take a look at one of those factors and the issues that can come… Read more »

Corn School – PRIDE Seeds 300+ Bushel Initiative

The pursuit of 300+ bushel corn is still very much alive. Yield competitions from a host of different companies are challenging producers to raise the bar when it comes to corn production. The difference in PRIDE Seeds 300+ Bushel Initiative is found in their “whole field” approach. Whereas most of these yield challenges push production… Read more »

Corn School – Don’t Lose a Bushel of Corn a Day- Crop Staging & Optimum Weed Control

Eliminating weed competition is critical to corn development during it’s initial growth stages. Weed pressure during that growth period can decrease yield significantly depending on the intensity and duration of that pressure. Timing your herbicide application properly can ease back weed pressure while keeping your crop from being damaged. Depending on the herbicide you use,… Read more »