While residue prevents erosion and provides organic matter, it also holds moisture and prevents optimal drying and warming of the seedbed.
In this issue of Product / Technology Update, we look at the science behind some of the key factors corn seedlings face at emergence.
Which fields are ready to plant first? Often it is the sandier soils as they are first to dry. But sandy soils also have lower water holding capacity and are more porous making them at greater risk from temperature fluctuations.
Crop roots are an essential lifeline to higher yields. Beyond foundational structure and support, roots provide crops vital food and water intake that allow plants to thrive.
Planting corn early has many advantages, but when do risks outweigh rewards?
by Imad Saab, with contributions from Scott Hart
By Shawna Hubbard
Enlist Herbicides Product Manager
By Louis Chapko
Research Scientist at Corteva Agriscience
The Agriculture Department Economic Research Service recently released a report on tillage intensity and conservation cropping practices. Conservation tillage was used on a majority of wheat (67 percent), corn (65 percent), and soybeans (70 percent) acres.
Tar spot complex is a relatively new disease to U.S. corn producers. First identified in 2015, it rapidly took hold in many fields this year. Two types of fungi in tar spot complex produce different yield effects.