08-25-2011 08:15 AM
One of my fields of corn:
36,000 planted, 34,000 final
DK 5262 with Sabrex planted May 5
2pt Surestart, 1 pt generic Surpass preplant and .75oz Impact w/ atrazine (no Roundup at anytime)
3500 gal hog manure with 200#AMS
Headline/generic Folicur at brownsilk with generic Warrior
foliar with Impact and Headline
1.46 in. rain since July 12
08-25-2011 09:01 AM
38 X 16 X 34K / 90,000 = 217.6.
It's just that easy.
Unfortunately for us in C IN the 16 is a 14 and the 38 is a 32. Still pretty healthy so maybe we'll do 90K/bushel but I doubt it.
Anyway, that gets 180, which I sincerely doubt we'll do. But it is amazing how these high pops add up.
08-25-2011 09:36 AM
i would say the math goes more like 32X16X33/95000
that gets you 177............and IMO thats probably an example of some of the best corn in IA..........it goes down hill from there
08-25-2011 09:37 AM
NCIA is this considered good corn for you? Looks good to me. I see there is some tip back on these ears. Is that normal for that seeding population? I just got a Pioneer news letter in the mail a couple days ago that said if every ear is completely filled to the tip then seeding population isn't high enough? Im not sure I believe that completely but it does make some sense since the combine more than likely wont harvest those few kernels at the very tip anyway. Nice pics, thanks for sharing.
08-25-2011 03:04 PM
Mizzou really you need to get out and take a trip through Iowa..... Especially Eastern Iowa near Iowa City and tell me that corn looks bad. You are right, we will not have a bumper crop by any means but I doubt we are as bad off as you say.
08-26-2011 08:24 AM - edited 08-26-2011 08:28 AM
Tipback is above normal. This picture is from 2 years ago and the field yielded 230 BPA. The corn on the left is DK 5259 which is the triple stack of the field posted earlier