The first step on the road to achieving healthy soils able to sustain productive plants is the soil or plant analysis test.
An accurate estimate of plant population per acre can be obtained by counting using a formula and this graphic.
When planting corn, it’s important to understand best practices for your highest yields.
There are several basic methods and many variations of ways to till the soil and prepare a good seedbed for corn planting. An ideal seedbed is warm, moist, well aerated but firm soil.
Seed should be chosen that contains desirable nutrient characteristics if you are growing grain or silage to feed animals. Among the hybrid varieties, there is a wide difference in protein quality and quantity. Most corn varieties are low in three essential amino acids, lysine, methionine, and tryptophan, so new hybrid varieties, generally called high-lysine corn, […]
The first commercial GM (genetically modified) corn varieties, usually known as Bt corn, were released by a few companies in the mid-1990s, but soon one company, Monsanto, became the industry leader with its Roundup Ready corn.