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 – 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 »

Corn School: Tips on Proper Corn Storage

Once your corn is in storage, the story isn’t over. There are still some aspects that need controlling and monitoring in order to maintain the value and quality of your crop. Conditioning your corn isn’t as simple as turning on the fan. Proper airflow is essential to even and effective aeration of your crop. Anything… Read more »

Corn School: Drying Your Corn Effectively

In a year like this, drying your corn properly can involve some legwork. Periods of rain, varying maturities and other harvest delays can all cause variations in the moisture content of your crop. If those variations aren’t addressed properly, they can have an impact on overall quality and test weight. Things like proper calibration of… Read more »

Corn School – Ontario Farmers Comment On Corn Yields

Corn harvest is underway for most of Ontario and farmers are starting to get a rough estimate of what their corn will yield. For those producers not waiting on the rain, half a day in the combine can give you an idea of the size and quality of your crop. This week on the Corn… Read more »