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The Corn High Yield Team is a group of crop specialists and experts offering tips and ideas to maximize your corn yields.

Rotation Helps Crop Strategy By: 10/22/2014 @ 11:04am

If you randomly parachuted into one of John Weinand’s fields, you’d swear the tall, verdant corn was in central Iowa. Once out of the field, though, you’d do a…

6 Questions to Help Plan Your 2015 Corn Strategy By: 11/26/2014 @ 12:57pm

Despite picture-perfect weather in many areas, 2014 wasn’t without peril. Prolific rainfall peppered areas like…

Split Hybrids Between Management Zones By: 09/16/2014 @ 1:34pm

Somewhere, there has to be a field complete with uniform jet-black soils that can sprout a 250-bushel-per-acre corn…

Plant More Seeds with Narrow Rows By: 03/07/2014 @ 2:03pm

When seed company sales representatives extol how modern hybrids yield much more than past ones, they’re right. Since the mid-1950s, U.S. corn yields have annually increased 1.9 bushels per acre.  Most…

Pop quiz time! True or false? By: 02/03/2014 @ 10:26am

There are lots of old wives’ tales about growing corn. The thing is, though, some of these beliefs might actually be true. Five are put to the test with agronomists and soil scientists in this quiz. Take it…

Rogue rootworms: Managing resistance By: 01/14/2014 @ 8:57am

Rootworm-resistant traits remain a good way to protect corn hybrids from corn rootworm. Still, cracks in the trait armor continue to appear.In Iowa, Iowa State University (ISU) entomologists have confirmed…

Cure for sick cornfields By: 12/12/2013 @ 2:50pm

Soybeans may get more attention on in-season fungicides, but there’s good evidence that it can often help corn yields, too. Carl Bradley, University of Illinois Extension plant pathologist, says the…

Regularly scouting reveals in-season maladies By: 11/05/2013 @ 9:57am

Each year, the “whoosh” of rustling leaves, the “che” of a shovel striking soil, and the “psshh” of flying shoveled dirt emanate from Jim Mitchell’s cornfields. That’s because the Eaton, Ohio…

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