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…

Abnormal Corn Ear Development

Environment or chemical stress during the vegetative and early reproductive stages (V5 to R3) of corn can cause abnormal or malformed ears. Distinctly different symptoms develop depending on the timing, type, and severity of the stress corn undergoes. Pesticide applications can be a source of stress on corn if application occurs outside of product label…

Adult Corn Rootworm Management

 – Adult corn rootworm (CRW) management can help protect yield potential this season as well as decrease egg laying next season. – Control measures to protect the ears from silk clipping may not be the same as those used to suppress larvae populations the following season. – Scouting can be intensive and involves beetle counts and…