Causes of Corn Stalk Lodging and Management

-Lodging can complicate corn harvest and may lead to yield loss and problems with grain storage. -Ear drooping and stalk lodging may be caused by different factors including: high winds, stalk cannibalization, and stalk rots. – Understanding some of the contributing factors and how to most effectively manage the harvest and storage of lodged corn may…

Interpreting Yield Results – Data Evaluation and Statistical Measurements

– Yield trial results offer an opportunity to compare agricultural products in a geography similar to one’s own farm and can assist growers in selecting quality products for next season. – As yield results are examined this fall and winter, keep in mind to evaluate multiple locations and scenarios, evaluate head-to-head comparisons, consider the statistical…

Corn Pollination and Fertilization

Next to planting and stand establishment, the process of corn pollination and fertilization is one of the most important phases of crop development. While successful pollination and fertilization depends greatly on environmental conditions, there are several management considerations that can help optimize the process. Understanding the components and factors involved in the process is the…