Corn Pollination and Fertilization

Understanding Corn Pollination & Fertilization to Optimize Yield Although corn pollination and fertilization depend greatly on environmental conditions, there are many management considerations you can rely on to help optimize the process, and thus heighten your yield. Learn about: The anatomy, pollination and fertilization of corn How environmental conditions can threaten these processes What to…

Seedling Diseases of Soybean

Several fungal pathogens can cause soybean seedling diseases, which can slow germination and plant growth, and even cause seedling death.
Cool temperatures and wet, poorly drained soils favor disease development.
Fungal pathogens can be difficult to manage once they are present within the environment, sopreventative measures provide the best control.


Corn Replanting Decisions

Various conditions can cause reduced corn stands; it is important to identify the cause before deciding whether to replant.
Evaluate the existing stand for survival potential and uniformity before deciding to replant.
Compare the yield potential of the existing stand with the yield potential of a replanted stand. 

Burndown Applications and Soybean Planting

Delaying burndown applications can reduce yields. These important applications control winter, summer annual and perennial weeds. It also provides a clean seedbed for potentially earlier planting dates as well as uniformity in both planting conditions and stand establishment. Burndown recommendations to increase yields Roundup WeatherMAX® and Roundup PowerMAX® tips and precautions Spotlight: Burndown Applications are…

Seedling Diseases of Soybean

The most cost-effective, efficient and effective ways to protect a soy crop from disease are preventive. The three main categories of seedling diseases are: seed rot, seeding mortality, and root and stem decay. Once identified, actions can be taken to create an environment where the crop can thrive. The types of seeding diseases, causal agents…

Seedling Diseases Found In Corn

To protect a corn crop from many diseases, plant high quality seed at the appropriate depth and soil conditions. Also, monitor drainage closely, as fields that stay wet can create an environment favorable to seedling diseases. Creating a favorable environment for ideal seed germination Common pathogens that can infect seedlings and roots Spotlight: Optimum Soil…

Soybean – Optimum Planting Conditions and Seed Placement

For optimal emergence and stand establishment, soybean seed should be planted when soil temperatures are warm enough for germination. Planting depth, row spacing, and planting population are important for stand establishment and plant development. Farmers can determine when and how to plant their crop; therefore, controlling many management factors that may improve soybean yield potential.…

High-Yield Corn Management

Current corn products have the potential to produce 300 bushels/acre if systematic integrated management practices are used. Omission plot research at the University of Illinois has shown that there are seven main factors that have the greatest impact on corn yield potential. A proactive, comprehensive management plan is required to consistently achieve high corn yields.…