Content tagged "corn crop management"

Corn Planting

Updated: April 10, 2009

The optimum planting date varies by latitude in the United States. The majority of corn is grown in the Corn Belt and optimal planting ranges from April 15...

Cool Temperatures and Frost Effects on Corn

Updated: April 10, 2009

Cold temperature stress adversely affects the growth of young seedlings and probably predisposes the plants to invasion by soil fungi capable of causing...

Corn Growth & Development

Updated: March 12, 2009

Leaves Leaves are the factories for photosynthesis, the process responsible for manufacturing sugars essential for plant growth and development and eventual...

Corn Germination & Emergence

Updated: October 02, 2008

The germination process requires the accumulation of heat units known as growing degree days. In general the accumulation of approximately 100 to 125 GDD...

Corn Planting Depth

Updated: October 02, 2008

Current recommendations are to plant corn seed 1.5 to 2 inches deep, if planting conditions are dry. Planting to moisture is often practiced to help with...

Clearfield Corn

Updated: September 22, 2008

Clearfield corn has resistance, or tolerance, to ALS-inhibiting herbicides such as Lightning and Pursuit. Very little, if any, Clearfield corn will be sold...

Corn Roots

Updated: March 28, 2008

Propagation of corn roots to corn alroot: It’s been reported at values between 0.1 to 0.7, but there is yet no definitive answer. One difficulty is that the...

Corn, Water Requirements

Updated: March 28, 2008

A high-yielding corn crop requires about 22 inches of water, with a range of 20 to 25 inches. About 15-16 inches of water is enough to produce a low yield,...

Corn Yield Potential

Updated: March 28, 2008

One of the most common ways to estimate corn grain yield is to first count the number of harvestable ears per 1/1000th of an acre. Next, count the number of...

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