Corn

  • How Thick Should I Plant My Corn? What are other farmers doing? April 9, 2019
    Farmers continue to increase corn plant populations in Wisconsin and the U.S. Midwest. Every year as part of the Objective Yield Survey, the USDA-NASS counts plants in September at 150 locations in Wisconsin. Similar data collection is done in other corn producing states of the U.S. Midwest. Corn plant density in Wisconsin during 2018 was the highest ever me […]
    Wisconsin Corn Agronomy
  • Brown Midrib and Leafy Corn Silage Performance + A New BMR Economics Calculator April 4, 2019
    Commercial corn hybrids grown in Wisconsin are often marketed to dairy farmers as "silage-specific." In the UW Corn Performance Evaluation Trials, conventional hybrids have similar yield and quality as bio-engineered corn hybrids. However, we often see yield and quality differences between silage-specific "leafy", brown midrib (bmr), and […]
    Wisconsin Corn Agronomy


Variety Selection

Wisconsin Organic Corn Hybrid Trials
Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Trials
Crop Seed Price Calculator

Soil Fertility/Management

Wisconsin Soil Science Fundamentals video series
Nutrient Management Fast Facts includes crop nutrient recommendations, legume nitrogen credits, estimated nutrient contents for different types of manure, and more
New Nitrogen Recommendations for Corn in 2010
Nutrient Application Guidelines for Field, Vegetable, and Fruit Crops in Wisconsin— UWEX Pub. A2809, Phosphorus and potassium recommendations are on pages 47 and 48.
Consider No-till or Strip-Till for 2010
Soil Science Extension website
Nutrient and Pest Management and Integrated Pest Management programs’ website
Carrie Laboski’s NPK et cetera blog

Planter Setup/ Maintenance

Spring Planter Checkup
In-field Planter Adjustments

Planting

The Risk in Early Planting Dates
Uneven Emergence in Corn
“Switch” Date Decisions for Corn Hybrids
Planting Corn in June and July-What can you expect?

Growth and Development

Corn Growth Stages
Understanding Corn Test Weight


Harvest

Combine Considerations for a Wet Corn Harvest
Weigh the Risk of Leaving Corn Stand Through Winter

Storage

Economics/Marketing

Updated July 1, 2015
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