04-26-2011 02:38 PM
Adjusting Corn Management Practices for a Late Start
The OSU Agronomic Crops Team's CORN Newsletter has some suggestions for making the most out of a late planting season:
- Yield loss due to compaction from planting in moist soil are usually worse than losses due to delayed planting, and can cause losses for years to come.
- In late planting seasons associated with wet cool soil conditions, growers should consider side-dressing anhydrous N.
- As planting is delayed, seeding rates may be lowered (decreased to 3 to 5% higher than the desired harvest population) in anticipation of a higher percentage of seedlings emerging.
Read the whole article HERE.