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Corn stages are important to know as you plan your testing.

When Should I Test My Corn or Sorghum Plants?

There are three critical stages in corn (grain or sorghum) plants you should test around.

Creating a routine every year focused on yields is a best practice for all farmers.

Key Elements for Maximum Economic Corn Yields

If you’re looking for a basic checklist to ensure you are maximizing your corn yields, here are some ideas.

Number and length of rows for planting corn.

Planting Corn: Density, Location and Ideal Conditions

When planting corn, it’s important to understand best practices for your highest yields.

Alfalfa crop just after it is worked into the soil before organic corn is planted.

Corn Seedbed Preparation

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.

A variety of traditional maize seeds in Peru.

Choose the Right Corn Seeds

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, […]

A GMO corn field in Texas.

Do You Need GMO 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.