Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It Could Be Worse

I know it has been snowing again, but hey it could be worse.  On the bright side there is no excuse for not having your corn planter ready to go.  Here is a link for some last minute tips.

Seeding depth is a favourite agronomy topic because it is so important.  Corn needs to be planted 2" deep.

Secondary roots will not develop properly if corn is planted too shallow.  The temptation with cool, wet soils is always there to shallow up a little.  This is a mistake.

Meanwhile planting progress south of the border is lagging behind normal pace.

I remain very optimistic this spring will turn around.  Corn planted by mid-May still has outstanding yield potential.


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