7 proven practices for increasing corn yields
Sometimes, it’s the simple and timeless management practices that produce the best results. This is true for maximizing corn yield. With spring upon us, The Ohio State University Extension offers these kernels of advice early in the season:
- Know the yield potential of the field (history, soil type, productivity)
- Choose high-yielding hybrids such as Golden Harvest® Corn from Syngenta
- Ensure timely planting to minimize early fall grain fill
- Use targeted seeding rates to avoid over- or under-populating
- Avoid early-season soil compaction
- Avoid potassium shortages during vegetative growth stages
- Avoid nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus nutrient deficiencies during grain fill and reproductive stages
Again, it’s important to be timely. This can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful growing season. Following these seven practices can help maximize return on investment, and ultimately help grow more corn.
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