Category: Corn School

Real Agriculture’s Corn School provides you with everything you need to increase your corn yields. Each week we bring you the latest news and information from the corn market including corn futures, videos, articles and more. Join our Corn School email list and never miss a beat!

Corn School – How Do I Know if My Soil Applied Herbicide is Working?

Keeping your corn weed free through its early growth stages is critical in preserving yield potential. Knowing when to take control measures is a big part of that. If you’ve used a soil applied herbicide to control those weeds, you need to evaluate whether or not it’s working and determine when and if you need… Read more »

Corn School – Timing Your Fungicide For Maximum Benefit

Getting the most out of your fungicide application requires a very large attention to the details of the growing season. Corn goes through a number of different growth stages and applying fungicide at the right stage can help to protect the investment you’ve made in the corn crop until that point. Timing is critical when… Read more »

Corn School – Evaluating Frost Damage On Early Planted Corn

How early is too early to plant corn? The simple answer is that there is no simple answer, at least one that doesn’t involve a healthy dose of hindsight. Depending on a number of factors outside everyone’s control, you can have a banner year planting early or a total bust. It also depends on if… Read more »

Corn School – Managing & Evaluating Residual Herbicide Treatments

Implementing some kind of a residual herbicide treatment in the fall has the potential to pay dividends come spring. Getting the jump on weeds is the biggest plus, but for farmers already spread thin in the spring, one less pass with the sprayer can save both time and money. Corn, as with every other crop,… Read more »

Corn School – The Fundamentals Behind 300 Bushel Corn – Ken Ferrie

Producers are beginning to aggressively chase 300 bushel corn. As elusive as it may seem, all the elements are there to make it a reality. Genetics, planting strategies and all the inputs and fungicides are necessary to get where we need to be are more readily available to producers than they ever before in history…. Read more »

Corn School – What Impact Will the Mild Winter Have on Pests & Diseases

This episode of the Corn School finishes our three part series on what possible issues producers can expect this spring due to the mild winter conditions. It’s not a topic we’ve had to address too much in the past and for that reason alone it warrants some attention. Above average or below average conditions in… Read more »

Corn School: What Impact Will the Mild Winter Have on Plant Disease

In this episode of the Corn School we continue to look at the potential issues that could arise from this year’s mild winter. This time around we look at the sphere of disease and what producers should be aware of as we head toward planting. To do that, we spoke to Purdue University Plant Pathologist… Read more »

Corn School – What Impact Will the Mild Winter Have on Spring Weed Control?

In some areas of Canada winter was practically non-existent. From a visual absence of snow to a prolonged period of warmer than normal temperatures, it was definitely an oddball season. ┬áMany producers are struggling with whether or not they need to start planting and get the season started. In this episode of the Corn School,… Read more »

Corn School: Managing Soil Health – Dan Towery

We’ve talked before about the importance of soil tilth in contributing to corn yields. The logic behind it is fairly simple. The easier it is for root structure to grow and spread out, the more access to nutrients, water, etc. Not only that, but the effect compounds itself over time as those roots decay and… Read more »

Corn School – Corn Planting- Does the Early Bird Get the Worm?

There is always some risk involved when it comes to early planting of corn. The risk-reward scenario has to be weighed using a number of factors, some of which, like the weather, are out of the farmer’s hands. This year you can add another factor to that scenario: tight corn seed stocks. If something does… Read more »

Corn School – Bullish or Bearish Corn Prices in 2012?

The story for corn in 2012 is going to depend on a number of things. Numbers are first and foremost the determining factor in this story. How much demand will there be globally? How many acres are going to be planted? How much good seed is available to be planted? What will the yields look… Read more »

Corn School – Nitrogen Application is Critical in Unlocking Corn Yields

In this episode of the Corn School we continue our series with agronomist Darel Walker about the key factors in the pursuit of 300 bushel corn. In the first episode of the series we looked at soil tilth as one of those factors; in this episode we look to proper nitrogen application as another piece… Read more »

Corn School: Maximizing Yield with Dry or Liquid Starter Fertilizer

In this episode of the Corn School we talk with OMAFRA Corn Specialist Greg Stewart talks about the 4 year project undertaken to look at the benefits of starter fertilizer on corn. The study looked at all manner of formulations, applications and combinations. The major conclusion of the study showed the importance of potash levels… Read more »

Corn School – Is Soil Tilth the Key to Unlocking 300 Bushel Corn?

New technologies have pushed corn yields into areas previously thought unreachable. The newest milestone being looked at is the 300 bushel mark. Many in the agriculture industry still think it’s a possibility. The issue is finding the missing part of the puzzle to unlock that potential. There have been great advancements in the areas of… Read more »

Corn School – Corn Futures are Testing Support and Wading into Bearish Territory

Corn has dropped over 200 dollars a tonne in futures markets since August. The argument taking place now is whether we are correcting a hot market or just starting the slippery bear slide. A number of different factors come into play with either argument. One argument states that supplies are still tight and demand is… Read more »